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Merry Christmas from The Reader Organisation

December 25, 2012
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We’re sure most of you are wide awake by now, delving into your stockings and already filling up on festive food, so from all of us at The Reader Organisation, we’d like to wish you a very Merry Christmas.

Hopefully, Father Christmas will have left you some fantastic books underneath your tree (perhaps even some of our Best Reads of 2012 or the Books We’d Like To Find Under The Tree…). But we wonder whether for sheer bookish brilliance or otherwise just a very impressive way of recycling, the Christmas tree below can possibly be topped…?

And a Christmas wish from The Reader Online just wouldn’t be complete without some seasonal poetry, so once you’ve unwrapped all your presents and tucked into your Christmas dinner, why not share this lovely poem around the table – one of our favourites from A Little, Aloud by Thomas Hardy:

The Oxen

Christmas Eve, and twelve of the clock.
“Now they are all on their knees,”
An elder said as we sat in a flock
By the embers in hearthside ease.

We pictured the meek mild creatures where
They dwelt in their strawy pen,
Nor did it occur to one of us there
To doubt they were kneeling then.

So fair a fancy few would weave
In these years! Yet, I feel,
If someone said on Christmas Eve,
“Come; see the oxen kneel

“In the lonely barton by yonder coomb
Our childhood used to know,”
I should go with him in the gloom,
Hoping it might be so.

Glad tidings to one and all – and Happy Reading for the New Year!

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  1. December 27, 2012 1:39 am

    Omg moment ! was not expecting anyone here til 2013 but perhaps you thought we may be worr ied about the the world ending on Friday and this was letting us put our mind s at rest as we are now aware that you are alive and well and so am I YEY I was not going to bother getting a diary but may get one now but not just yet as a special moon is forecast on friday knowing planet Earth well their has probably been a delay with the apocalypse and who knows when the horsemen will arrive but my bet is been cancelled all together never mind delayed

    I am a mixture of emotions seeing you here at this festive time , horror that you are posting on christmas day but abit of me thought ahhh how nice and Saintly and a bit of me is reallly worried that you have been very bad and naughty so never got a visit from Santa so you are posting a present for us on here instead ,
    Today is B oxing day and the festive season is proving to be a strain , being nice and happy ( bah HUMBUG) I was going to tidy up christmas mess but thought it is still holiday time a nd if the wicked are not resting then why should I I really hope you had a nice holidayi, dispite working is your boss aware that it is tripple time for working yesterday and today also (opps maybe I should not be here also but I am always free to annoy ! any time of the year !)
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    Oh well thanks for all your posts throughout the year ! be good but not to good , by the way BOXING DAY IS THE ONLY DAY YOU CAN BE MEAN TO WRENS WITHOUT A REVENGE ATTACK you are never mean though as you even post on christmas day and I dont think the royal mail do that !!! even on tripple time

    happy new year !xx
    t

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