December 27, 2008

BTT: Brrr...Winter Reads

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I thought I'd pry myself away from the Wii and actually post on the old blog. I hope you're all enjoying the holidays.

Booking Through Thursday

What I want to know today is … what are the most “wintery” books you can think of? The ones that almost embody Winter?

I recently read Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton where winter is a major factor in the lives of the characters. Winter is almost a character in the story. There is a claustrophobic feel to the novel because it happens in the winter months.

Although much of the story doesn't happen in the winter, I always think of Wuthering Heights as a wintery book. In the first pages, the narrator is trapped by a winter storm and is forced to be an unwelcome guest at Wuthering Heights. He spends an uncomfortable night which includes an encounter with a ghost.

That's all I can think of at the moment. I have logy turkey brain.

6 comments :

  1. I forgot all about Wuthering Heights. I agree with you. It starts with that wintery feel.

    My BTT post is up!

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  2. I haven't read Ethan Frome yet, but I certainly agree with you on Wuthering Heights.

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  3. My first thought was Ethan Frome too. I'd also have to say anything by Dickens.

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  4. The most wintery book that came to my mind was The Long Winter by Laura Ingells Wilder.

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  5. I chose The Left Hand Of Darkness, which takes place on the planet Winter.

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