Weekly Geeks 2010-04 – Winter Reading

Oh how I chuckled when I saw this week’s weekly geeks topic

Share with us the books which call out to you during the cold, wintry months. Are there genres which appeal to you most? Why do you think you are drawn to these types of books during winter? Do you have some book recommendations for other readers who are looking for some escape from the blustery weather? Give us some of your favorites and tell us why you recommend them.

I know many of you are suffering through harsh winters but in the town I live in down here at the bottom of the world we had our hottest year on record last year and we’ve started the new year off with more record-breaking heat.  The average temperature for January has been 31.4°C (93°F) which is 2.3°C hotter than our previous average and the highest temperature recorded this month was 42.8°C (109°F).

So I’ve done some winter reading all right: books featuring snow, cold weather, more snow and general wintery-ness have all made their way to my reading list this summer:

I guess these books don’t look too appealing for those of you hunkered inside trying to escape the latest snow storm but being hunkered inside to escape the blistering heat this winter reading has been just what I needed.

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7 Responses to Weekly Geeks 2010-04 – Winter Reading

  1. Bernadette – I think seasonal changes really do affect what we want to read. With those temperatures you’re facing, it’s no wonder you’re thinking “snow…”

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  2. Sharla says:

    Good luck getting through the heat. I’m a little jealous and missing the sunshine right now.

    Thanks for the recommendations. Happy Reading!

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  3. Laura says:

    I wondered how this topic would “play” with someone in the southern hemisphere. Enjoy your summer reading! Here’s my post.

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  4. Mel u says:

    as to how the topic would play in the southern hemisphere-it does not really relate a whole lot to people in most of S E Asia where we never have cold weather-!-maybe we would have some books for the Monsoon seasons and some for the dry-

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  5. I;m very jealous right now. 🙂

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  6. Wendy says:

    LOL, Bernadette – I love the spin you put on this 🙂 Thanks for sharing your wintry reads with us!!

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