Friday, December 6, 2019

Weekend reads, or hunkering down for winter

We had our first snow earlier this week; for us, it was two days, so heavy that school was cancelled. Unabridged Kid enjoyed himself and had a wildlife cafe for a bit.

Winter is my least favorite season so I'm trying to lean into the hygge by getting cozy when possible: fancy chocolates on chilly nights; cuddling the new kittens, Dash and Lilly; pretty decorations; and of course, books!

This weekend I'll be finishing up three reads for the Historical Novel Society (reviews to come in the spring issue of the magazine): Brett Cogburn's Gunpowder Express; Leanna Renee Hieber's A Sanctuary of Spirits; and Sarah-Jane Stratford's Red Letter Days.

I'm two books short of completing Read Harder 2019 and I am determined to crush it, although I suspect I'll be wrapping up at 11:57 on the 31st. I'm pulling together my top 10 reads for 2019 and it is a very hard list to assemble -- there were SO. MANY standout reads this year.

What are you reading this weekend?


  1. I haven't even started thinking about my top ten. But this is the time to do it. I don't mind winter too much, days on end of dark, dreary days sometimes really get to me.

  2. I complete failed on my reading goals for the year and I will be honest, there is no hope in meeting them. I am okay with it.

  3. "Lean into the hygge," I love it.

    I didn't have any specific reading goals but I kind of bombed out anyway -- a lot of comfort rereads, not a lot of novels, not very many challenging books. It was a tough year. :-/