Travel the World in Books 2017: My Wintry Read #TTWIB

8 Jan


We just had our first substantial snowfall of the season, no mere dusting or coating, but one that called for snow plows and shovels, and it was much the same, or more so, for a broad swathe of the US. Therefore, the task of picking a very wintry read from Tanya’s Ultimate Winter Reading List seems appropriate indeed. This is our first event of the year for Travel the World in Books 2017. Tanya of Mom’s Small Victories, Aloi of Guiltless Reading, and I are looking forward to bringing you books on a variety of themes all year that will invite you to visit many places around the world as you read.

For my wintry read, I am choosing Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah, which will take me not only across the globe but back in time to WWII Leningrad, in the memory of Anya, who alluded to her painful past only in the veiled form of a Russian fairy tale told to her daughters when they were little girls. Now, as adult women, the sisters will learn their mother’s full story. I want to know more about this family, and I am bracing for scenes of the cold and desperate hunger suffered by those in besieged Leningrad. This sounds like an important story and it will be the first book by Kristin Hannah I am reading.


Choose your own wintry read from the Ultimate Winter Reading List, and then join us for a Twitter chat on Thursday, February 2, at 9 pm EST, using the hashtag #TTWIB. Hope to see you then!


6 Responses to “Travel the World in Books 2017: My Wintry Read #TTWIB”

  1. WordsAndPeace January 8, 2017 at 8:16 pm #

    books on the siege of Leningrad are really tough…

    • Lucy Pollard-Gott January 9, 2017 at 5:12 pm #

      I hope I can get through it. I don’t want to turn away from that period of history, but we”ll see. So tragic.

  2. faith hope and cherrytea January 9, 2017 at 5:06 pm #

    Love the wintry reading invite, Lucy ! Now checking through my shelves for more to add to my seasonal reading – I know I have Winter Solstice, so it may be my next choice. Too cold and snowed in to get out to the library !!
    EnJoy your newest read…

    • Lucy Pollard-Gott January 9, 2017 at 5:08 pm #

      Winter Solstice is great! Hope it brightens the snowy seasonfor you!

    • faith hope and cherrytea January 9, 2017 at 5:22 pm #

      ps- getting free audios and ebooks from Overdrive and Hoopla online via public libraries really is a fabulous option !

      • Lucy Pollard-Gott January 10, 2017 at 7:23 am #

        I’ve used Overdrive, but not Hoopla. It is a great alternative, though it’s hard to wait my turn for the popular ebooks. 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


An esoteric and enigmatic journey towards Catholicism

Illumina Domine Blog - Devotion to The Holy Face

Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus - to make Him known and loved.

Chris Werms

Theology for the West Suburbs of Chicago

EWTN Bookmark Brief

Enjoy this short videoblog, featuring some of our favorite authors and their most recent works.

Pure Glory

The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims His handiwork. Psalms 19:1

Entering the Enchanted Castle

A quest for the magic in life, language, and literature

Rev. Rebecca Writes

Faith. Books. Disability Awareness

Love is the soul of sacrifice.

- Archbishop Fulton Sheen

Faith Hope & Cherrytea

inspiring and inspiriting ...

Myrtle Skete

Orthodox Gleanings

Catholicism Pure & Simple

Catholicism without compromise

Joan's Rome

by EWTN's Rome Bureau Chief Joan Lewis

Burning Hearts

A personal journey into sacred scripture

Living Our Days

Gaining a heart of wisdom


Book reviews by someone who loves books ...

Third Order Carmelites TOC

Ordo Fratrum Beatissimæ Virginis Mariæ de Monte Carmelo

The Holy Ones

They are happy who live by the law of God.

The Victorian Librarian

This is the life you lead when you can't decide between librarianship and research

Paper Fury

read. write. world domination

Love Travelling Blog

Travel diaries providing inspiration for planning the perfect trip

Dotty Anderson


%d bloggers like this: