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On the 7th Day of [x]-mas I recommend to thee

I know, it's a bummer to think about it already, isn't it? But there are plenty of fun things about the upcoming holidays, too. For instance, I participated in Karen the Small Press Librarian's Small Press Holiday Recommendations. Karen does this every year and it's awful cool, as well as a way to highlight each year's small press releases. My recommendations are here, along with the unbreakable Adam Robinson's.

The only crappy part is each author only gets three recommendations. Since it's my blog here, and I can break the rules, I'm going to add a fourth: Jason Jordan's Cloud and Other Stories from Six Gallery Press. Please, support your independent booksellers and authors this season!