I almost didn't finish We Never Asked for Wings by Vanessa Diffenbaugh*, the book that was chosen as our November Lit Happens selection. I loved Diffenbaugh's first book, The Language of Flowers , and started - and stopped - this book multiple times during the first two weeks of the month. Then I put it down and couldn't find it until today. Seriously. I didn't have the book in my hands until the last day of the month. Thankfully, R was busy working on college application essays; D was making felted nisser (Danish Christmas gnomes); and Jake was working on his Christmas forest. Yes, not just a tree. You'll see soon... But all of their activities allowed me to settle in on my bean bag and read this book cover to cover while sipping mulled cider and eating gingerbread cookies this afternoon. Then I ran to the store, inspired by a dish Rick makes for Letty's Christmas party. More on that soon. On the Page As I mentioned I loved her first book an
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