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December 7, 2009

Emilie Richards: A Holiday Jingle

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Today, Emilie Richards brings us some festive cheer with a fun holiday jingle, "Mary Reader," written especially for booklovers and that can be sung along to the tune of a popular Christmas carol.

Emilie's most recent novel is Happiness Key, the story of four women who have nothing in common...or so it seems. She is also the author of the Ministry is Murder series and the Shenandoah Album series.

For more about Emilie, visit her
website and her blog, "Southern Exposure." To read her guest post, "A Writers' Book Club," click here.

The Booklover's Carol
(sung to the tune of Good King Wenceslas)

Mary Reader went to town, when the skies were sleeting
Looking for a book to buy, for to do some reading
Oh, the shelves were wide and tall
Filled with Brown and Grisham
Mega-authors one and all
Covers bright and winsome
Oh bookseller, may I ask, where more books are hiding?
Where, oh where, are authors new, where are they residing?
Novels strange and novels odd
Novels bold or fi-ine
Find me something new, by God
Or I will buy on-line
Mary Reader, have no fear, yes, this is confusing
Reprints, knock-offs, backlist, too, yours for the perusing
Authors who make lots of dough
Can be quite obnoxious
Management puts on the show
We unpack the boxes.
Mary Reader went back home, while the snow was falling
Made some popcorn, poured some wine, Channel Six was calling
Yes she'd rather read all night
When the skies are sleety
But when books are all alike
Mary watches TV