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

8 Jan

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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.

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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!

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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. 🙂

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