Thursday, 17 January 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


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

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

  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 ;-)

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

    kind regards,

  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.

  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.

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


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