As I shiver through an Aussie winter I found this post on the New Yorker fiction blog: The Book Bench about two authors reminiscing about hot childhood Christmas rituals in Australian, very heart warming.
The New Yorker is a wonderful source of many things bookish. Also note they have an excellent montly fiction podcast you can subsribe to for free through iTunes or listen to straight from The New Yorker website. The podcasts features a different author each month who reads a favourite short story from the work of another author, and provides comment on the story. I love these podcasts hosted by The New Yorker's fiction editor Deborah Treisman