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I’ve fallen in love with these little enamel pins by Jane Mount (of Ideal Bookshelf fame).

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Merry Christmas!

mini Chicago Manual of Style ornament, in progress

Merry Christmas! For the next two weeks, my husband and I will be alternating between celebration and hibernation modes, and I’m looking forward to the time off together to enjoy the holiday season. Between baking cookies, watching movies, and wrapping up the last of the presents, I’ll be doing some behind-the-scenes updates on this website and catching up on a slew of business articles I bookmarked for later (the future is now!).

The house is decked out in mistletoe and twinkle lights, and I’ve even added some holiday cheer to my editing studio with some candles, tinsel, and a tiny Christmas tree. I came across this mini style book ornament on the Chicago Manual of Style website earlier in the week and had to add it to my little tree. I love that it has a few actual pages tucked inside. I’m hoping for the real thing under my tree later this week—fingers crossed! 🙂 (Here and here are a few other things I’ve had my eye on this season. What’s on your wishlist?)

mini Chicago Manual of Style ornament

Wishing you happy holidays. Merry Christmas, friends!

Kelsey Mitchener, editor

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Holiday Haul at Half Price Books

Globish, The Story of English, APA Manual
Merry (early) Christmas to me!

Tonight I found the reference book section at Half Price Books… for some reason I’ve never meandered over to that section before. I was limited by the cash in my wallet, but I took home three beautiful books: Globish: How the English Language Became the World’s Language, by Robert McCrum; The Story of English, by McCrum, William Cran, and Robert MacNeil; and the APA Publication Manual. Yes, please.

I first came across The Story of English in high school; we watched the nine-hour PBS documentary in our Etymology class, and I loved it. Haha! Now I’m excited to read the book and what appears to be a companion book of sorts in Globish. Have you read either of these? I’m also happy to have a hard copy of the APA Manual to dog-ear. Yay for new books and great Christmas break reading!

Kelsey Mitchener, editor