Tuesday, January 5, 2010

12 Days of Christmas from Loome Sacred Gifts: Day 12

On the twelfth day of Christmas,
Loome Gifts gave to me
Twelve books for boys...

(Selected from The Art of Manliness Blog: 50 Best Books for Boys and Young Men)

Eleven olive carvings

Ten roasts of coffee

Nine holy icons

Eight books of devotion

Seven Ukrainian eggs

Six handmade rosaries

Five Alderman originals

Four Trappist caramels

Three baptismal gowns

Two Marian statues

And an icon in a bare tree.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Loome Theological Booksellers!


  1. What a wonderful feature and rendition of the popular song in a creative way. I have enjoyed following along and hope to get out to see Loome's Gifts soon!

  2. It's so important to draw attention to reading, and attract reluctant readers to it,especially boys. In fact, I've recently completed a feature magazine article on this subject that came out in October, "Help for Struggling, Reluctant Readers."

    I grew up as a reluctant reader, in spite of the fact that my father published over 70 books. Now I write action-adventures & mysteries, especially for tween boys, that avid boy readers and girls enjoy just as much.

    My blog, Books for Boys http://booksandboys.blogspot.com is dedicated to drawing attention to the importance of reading. And I have a new book, Lost Island Smugglers, coming out in July, 2010.

    Keep up your good work.

    Max Elliot Anderson