Thursday, January 17, 2013

BTT: Winter

btt buttonfrom Deb

 … what books do you like to read when it’s snowy and white? What books do you read to evoke a real feeling of winter (good or bad)?

I don’t think I especially turn to wintry books just because there is winter outside my own windows.

It does happen around Christmas, perhaps, that I pick up some book or story with that theme. This past Christmas for example I read A Little Book of Christmas, written 100 years ago by John Kendrick Bangs. (The link goes to a previous post of mine about that book and author.) An old favourite is A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, which I have in a wonderful edition with illustrations by Roberto Innocenti.

Another classic that brings to mind images of winter would be The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

7 comments:

  1. Oh, great choices. They certainly convey winter!

    http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com/2013/01/booking-through-thursday_17.html

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  2. this one is Easy Peasy for me. I don't. but these books do convey winter.

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  3. You're right, that one from the Narnia series definitely is a wintery book! This year for the first time, I read some Christmassy books or stories on purpose. Now that Christmas is long gone, I don't theme my reading in any particular way. Being surrounded by all that snow AND reading books set in snow-covered landscapes would maybe be a bit too much for my liking ;-)

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  4. Very good wintery-books I think, I really like the Narnia one!

    kind regards,

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  5. Nice choices. I read A Christmas Carol for the first time this past Christmas. I think I may have to add it to my Christmas traditions. Thanks for stopping by my BTT earlier.

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  6. My immediate choices would be A Christmas Carol which I read almost every year just before Christmas (as well as watching several versions of the film) and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. However, as a kid I also remember picking up Misha, The Magician and the Mysterious Amulet, which was a book about Siberia.

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  7. I spend my life trying not to evoke a feeling of winter!

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