12 Days of Christmas Reading List

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me essays about Hungarian partridge, grouse, quail, woodcock, and other waterfowl in Wingbeats and Heartbeats: Essays on Game Birds, Gun Dogs, and Days Afield

Wingbeats

On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me two turtle doves and Lessons from the Northern Ireland Peace ProcessLessons

On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me a tribute to hens, whether the breed is French, Jersey Giant, or Silver Frizzle Polish, in Cluck: From Jungle Fowl to City Chicks.

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me ideas for bringing calling birds to my yard: Birdscaping in the Midwest: A Guide to Gardening with Native Plants to Attract Birds.

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me The Archaeology of the Olympics: The Olympics and Other Festivals in Antiquity.  (Five wreaths of olive leaves!)Raschke

On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me Midwest Ramblin’, a CD of old-time songs and tunes by the Goose Island Ramblers.Goose Island Ramblers

On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me Writings on Ballet and Music by Fedor Lopukhov, the choreographer who staged the first post-revolutionary productions in the Soviet Union of traditional ballets like Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty as well as avant-garde and experimental works.

On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me the result of eight maids a Cheesemakersmilking—a nice eight-year-old cheddar made by The Master Cheesemakers of Wisconsin

On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me the lowdown on some inspiring ladies dancing—Urban Bush Women: Twenty Years of African American Dance Theater, Community Engagement, and Working It Out.Urban Bush Women

On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me ten collegians boxing in Lords of the Ring: The Triumph and Tragedy of College Boxing’s Greatest Team

Thimmig

On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me the CD Les Thimmig Solo, on which Professor Thimmig plays nearly eleven kinds of flutes, clarinets, and other such piping.

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me recordings of Ojibwe drummers and other Upper Midwestern traditional and ethnic music, including Norwegian fiddles, polka, salsa, gospel choirs, and Asian-American rock in Down Home Dairyland Recordings and its companion book, Down Home Dairyland: A Listener’s Guide.

Happy New Year!

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