Snow has fallen in piles over the last few weeks in southern Michigan. We had an ice storm. Power outages. It was a cold and white Christmas.
As winter comes and snow falls my mind wanders to certain writers, books, and characters.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes pacing his study on Baker Street while glancing out the window at the bleak snow covered London streets comes to mind.
I think of curious Lucy Pevensie walking through the columns of fur coats in a wardrobe when she suddenly hears her feet crunch on the powdery snow of wintry Narnia in The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis.
Anything that has to do with Charles Dickens. The Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, and of course, A Christmas Carol.
And lastly, and most importantly, chapter 2 (NIV translation) in the Gospel of Luke telling of Christ’s Birth.
It’s not often I get in a reading mood. More often than not I’m in a writing mood. But now I want nothing more than a cup of peppermint tea and a nice steady snowfall coupled with a blanket and my comfortable couch illuminated by the white Christmas tree lights.
So readers, I turn to you. What sort of books, authors, and characters do you think of during this time of year?
Thank you in advance for your comments below.
4 thoughts on “Favorite Holiday Reads”
Anything by Agatha Christie or C.S. Lewis.
I actually taught myself to like tea just for the occasional rainy/snowy day read. One of my roommates in college thought I was crazy when he got back to the dorm room and I was curled up on the couch, book in one hand, tea in the other with Chopin (my favorite classical composer) blaring from my computer. That was a wonderful day . . . . . now I am in a reading mood as well.
Curse my need to work and get money to pay for things! 😀
In college I remember reading all night long. I have to go to bed and get to work nowadays but that was indeed a magical time.
RIght after Christmas I always find myself with an adventure set in the tropics. 🙂
Lol. I love the snow. Sorry I’m weird.
However, once it snows in March the romance is over.