On of my few online friends that I’ve been able to meet in person is author Medeia Sharif. We met at ALAN last month and had dinner one evening with Lyn Miller Lachmann. I think Medeia and I share a real passion for teaching teamed with frustration for the condition of public education. Unlike me, Medeia is an extremely talented writing! Her first book, Bestest.Ramadan.Ever. was released this year and I believe she is currently working on her next book. Here, Medeia shares thought of cookies and holidays!
I’m not a domestic person. I haven’t cooked or baked in ages. Normal holiday fare is a batch of cookies from the local supermarket. Here’s a picture of some cookies I recently purchased. My favorite is the one with the red jam or jelly in the middle. I’ve loved those since I was a kid.
As for music…holiday songs get tiring when in rewind, but one song I’ll always listen to is U2’s “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”. I listen almost exclusively to rock music and I adore U2. Here’s the song in case you don’t know it:
My favorite holiday book is Clive Barker’s The Thief of Always. The book has a protagonist named Harvey who enters a magical house where time is endless and no one ever ages, therefore he experiences a whirlwind of seasons. It’s not a real Christmassy book, but there is more than one Christmas scene, although everything in the house is tinged with evil. It’s one of my “cozy” novels in that I like to read it over and over again, especially on cold nights in the heated indoors.