Booking Through Thursday asks — The northern hemisphere, at least, is socked in by winter right now… So, on a cold, wintry day, when you want nothing more than to curl up with a good book on the couch … what kind of reading do you want to do?
Considering the weather reports are calling for a huge, monstrous, gargantuan, record breaking storm (the local weather person has broken out the thesaurus) this weekend, this is a very timely question. 🙂
I don’t really favor one particular genre, though I am partial to fantasy, I’m going to answer this question by talking about the books I have lined up for this weekend. Some are a few library books I have to finish from my last loot, and a few have been sitting around the house just waiting to be picked up.
The Kingdom of Ohio by Matthew Flaming is first. I read some amazing reviews of this book and to be honest, I’d describe it here but it seems hard to pin down even after reading the publisher’s description so let’s go with fiction/fantasy/time travel. Now really, what more can you want when it’s 20 degrees and snowing outside.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. So I don’t get left out in the cold (please don’t shun me for the bad pun, I write these posts early in the morning), The Hunger Games. I’ve had this book on my TBR for months. I noticed my library had it and, after a long wait on the hold list and a few inter-library things taking place, I finally have it in my hands. I hope it lives up to its expectations.
The Fellowship of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. I’m participating in the Lord of the Rings Read-Along (more here if you’re interested) and February is The Fellowship of the Rings. I adore these books and it’s been so long since I’ve read them all. I’m looking forward to opening this old classic. Could there be a better escape than Middle Earth? The answer is no. Who knows, I might even break out the movie.
What about you? What kind of reading do you like to do?
16 thoughts on “Booking Through Thursday – Winter Reading”
Fantasy, most definitely. I’m going to do an optional rewatch of the entire film series in May, if you’d like to join me!
Here’s my full answer.
I’m in! It’s been years since I watched all the movies. 🙂
WOW – what a wide assortment of books. I enjoy your fun reading weekend!
Books that bring you to a different world eh? Same here!
The Hunger Games is a great choice! Hopefully it will keep you so absorbed you won’t notice the nasty weather outside. I read LOTR in winter as well, and that’s another good one…it’s nice to be swept away. Last year I read Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norell around this time, and it was *perfect*.
I agree, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell is a fabulous book!
I’m not a fantasy reader myself, but anything that takes my mind off the weather is ok by me.
You’ll find mine here.
We have different genre choices, my BTT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/02/booking-through-thursday-genre.html
You make me want to read The Kingdom of Ohio now. I had no idea what it was about. I haven’t read Catching Fire or Hunger Games, I’m probably one of the few still left! My BTT is at The Crowded Leaf.
I’m hoping to read The Hunger Games sometime in 2010.
Here’s my BTT Answer
WOW, J.R.R.Tolkien that’s a bit of hard reading. Here’s Mine
I read the Hunger Games last year and really liked it. The sequel isn’t quite as strong…suffers from what I fear is middle of the trilogy-itus.
Those sound like great choices! Books you can get lost in are perfect for blustery winter days.
I need to get on top of The Hunger Games also.
Escapism is the key to Winter pleasures.
I like to escape to other worlds too! 🙂