A Winter’s Respite Read-A-Thon: Reading as the Flakes Fall

26 Jan

Winter's Respite Readathon 2015With a blizzard on the way here in the northeast U.S., my respite from winter will indeed be in the form of cozy reading, with a fleece blanket in my lap and a cup of tea or coffee within easy reach! Here’s hoping the power stays on!  And that everyone has shelter and stays safe.

I’m happy to join Michelle at Seasons of Reading and many friends for A Winter’s Respite Read-a-thon. Here are some choices I’m lining up for the week:

  1. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver — finishing this one up for Travel the World in Books Readalong Twitter chat on Wed., Jan 28.
  2. Rilla of Ingleside by Lucy Maud Montgomery — a heartwarming story to take the chill off!
  3. To Dream of Snow by Rosalind Laker — French embroiderer Marguerite travels to Russia to the royal court of Empress Elisabeth to sew for her and her remarkable daughter-in-law, Catherine.
  4. Venice: Pure City by Peter Ackroyd — for March’s Lit Collective reading retreat on Venice
  5. Stone Virgin by Barry Unsworth — also for Lit Collective theme
  6. Now Face to Face by Karleen Koen — historical romance by an author new to me

2 Responses to “A Winter’s Respite Read-A-Thon: Reading as the Flakes Fall”

  1. Faith Hope and Cherrytea January 26, 2015 at 10:12 am #

    Stay in and stay safe, Lucy!
    Perfect timing with this readathon for taking you to other enjoyable places 🙂
    Rilla of Ingleside is an absolute fav – the contribution, actions and thought of women at home while the men are off to war for WWI…
    a lot of the book had been cut out at publication, so the new reprints contain all what had been changed or eliminated. I found that fascinating in itself. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it!
    My own thoughts are posted in review


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