Our First Snow! Books for Christmas!

On Friday, November 26, 2021 we had a first snowfall – less than a 1/4 of an inch! Ha! But it was still nice to see everything white for a short time. I’m sure there is plenty more to come!

Our back yard pond
Our back deck

As you can see there is little snow to measure but it still looks pretty. I love a big snowstorm as long as I can stay safely inside. I don’t want to be out driving around in it, that’s for sure. I pray for the safety of all who are.

When I was working I used to dread going to work if I had to drive in snow and ice. It seems like a million years ago now! We have had some scary ice storms here in Londonderry over the years. One particular time trees knocked down several power lines all around the neighboring hoods. I couldn’t find a street that was not clear as I tried to drive to work. Of course, I called in and explained the situation. Lucky for me my superintendent at the time liked me but also she had seen the power lines covered in ice on the news in my town. She told me she would not take a day from me. Phew! Lucky me!

Nowadays I am home all the time, no work and no babysitting. I do miss the babysitting and spending time with my grandson and granddaughter when they were young. They are growing up so fast now.

Do you love the snow, winter time, the cold? Me – not too much – especially after spending three weeks in Aruba. It took a little time getting used to the change in temperatures from 80’s to 30’s! Brrrr! But being a New Englander I am now used to it. I just bundle up a little more.

Currently I am staying toasty warm at night while I watch TV because I am crocheting a heavy blanket afghan. It is so warm and thick that I may just keep it for myself. I love crocheting afghans in a half dc (double crochet). Here are a couple I did last year which I kept.

Crocheted blanket lapghan (smaller than an afghan)
Striped blanket afghan

The latest one I am crocheting is in stripes of white, dark gray, light gray and black. I love it! I give away a lot of these but take photos to remember them. Sigh!

I think making something for a gift is extra special. Don’t you? I give away lots of handmade items. When I give away my books I feel as if I am giving something handmade and special also. Each of my books is made with lots of love.

Seeing this snow makes me even more ready for Christmas! Are you? Finish your shopping yet? I just have some last minute things to do and I will be ready.

If you are in need of some ideas for Christmas shopping, please check out all my 37 books on Amazon and Barnes & Noble today. Delivery should be good because it is still early.

Introduce your young children to JEMSBOOKS – welcome JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS into your home for Christmas!


Jemsbooks Children’s books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Children’s books – PS-Grade 3, Ages 0-7

MG/PT/YA books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

MG/PT/YA books for Ages 8+
MG/PT/YA books for Aages 8+

Purchase YA books here.

Gateskin Chronicles Book 1 for Young Adults 13+

JEMSBOOKS NOVELS FOR 18+ are available on Amazon as paperbacks and ebooks (Kindle) and Barnes & Noble as paperbacks.

Novels for 18+

Please consider giving books to all the children on your list for all occasions. There is nothing better than to see a child’s eyes light up when you give him/her a book – even more so when you read the book to them. You are giving them so much more than you could ever imagine, e.g., you spark their imagination, heighten their creativity, lift their spirits, increase their vocabulary, open up a whole new world to them, enhance their health and welbeing and encourage them to love reading. The gift of a book is worth more than gold to our children, grandchildren. Keep reading and gifting books to children. Let’s bring up a generation of readers and thinkers. Thank you for your support!

Jemsbooks make perfect gifts for all occasions! Grab your copies for all the MG/PT/YA on your list. They will thank you for these books for you will open up their imaginations and introduce them to fun adventures, ghostly visits, a haunted house and magical mysteries.

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. Please come back again real soon. Thank you also for your kind support by purchasing my books, writing reviews and visiting my blog. I appreciate your readership! Take care. Stay warm!

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!


Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!









About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 41 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 6 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 33 Book Awards and a few finalists awards. All Janice's books are available on Amazon.com, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 3 of a YA fantasy series an and book 2 in an angel series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about a dog for ages YA. Her hobbies are crocheting, sewing, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog http://jemsbooks.blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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1 Response to Our First Snow! Books for Christmas!

  1. noelleg44 says:

    Love the snow, Janice. We never get any here but we are heading to Utah next month and we’ll definitely see some there! I also make afghans, but knitting.

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