Twas the night before Christmas And all through the house Not a creature was stirring, Not my son nor my spouse. The stockings were hung, The tree was well-lit. Now it's time to relax And read for a bit. So many choices, What should I pick? The birth of a babe, Or Jolly Saint Nick? Perhaps something different Like a nice cozy thriller, A memoir, some poems, Or a spine-tingling chiller. Maybe some stories From Arabian Nights? Annie Proulx or Sue Grafton? Stephen King for some frights? No matter the choice, There's one wish indeed--- MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND TO ALL A GREAT READ!!