Friday, February 21, 2020

Winter Reads and Shoaff Lake

I enjoy snowy stories and reading outside on a cool winter day. Normally, I will gravitate to a location like Shoaff Lake where I can sit and read. 

Here, you will find some images we photographed as we watch the waterfowl dive in shallow water and walk across the icy surface.

It doesn't take long outside from me to get chilled so if it's a quick read I usually look for some winter poetry by Robert Frost

If you're searching for a book about transformation, you might look at Blake Sebring's book Lake EffectWhen a lake effect snowstorm forces a close-knit group of college students to spend a night in a dorm lounge, one friend shares a theory - everyone has a distinct moment in their life in which they become an adult.

Thaw, by Chelsea Dingman won the National Poetry Series and is forthcoming from the University of Georgia Press (2017).

Minik by Kenn Harper is a true story from the great age of Arctic exploration of an Inuit boy’s struggle.

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent draws you in with an isolated farmstead in the landscape of Northern Iceland.

Deb Marlowe's  Lady, It's Cold Outside 
combines delicious flavors with the aroma of Christmas trimmings.

Fylgia by Brigitta Hjalmarson is an achingly lovely novel that takes place in the forests of Sweden.

Lights on the Sea by prize winning  artist and filmmaker Miquel Reina deals with a couple whose house is clinging to the edge of a cliff.

Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Tosca Lee's The Line Between has a cover of a winter scene I love.

Into This Air by Jon Krakauer  offers good advice on the importance of buddy systems, gear checks and listening to your inner voice for guidance.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte starts off on a cold winter day where Jane hides inside and reads from a window seat. I have many versions of this story but my favorites are my  
1943 hardbound copy and the classic manga version.

This weeks Top 10 Audience is from the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Indonesia, Taiwan, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Philippines, and Russia.

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