By Emily Schilling
This bookworm wants to hibernate with a good read.
Though we’re focusing on winter activities in this issue, I must admit: if I had my druthers, I’d hibernate for the next three months, only to emerge when I’d be assured springtime weather had really returned. I don’t like walking in a winter wonderland even though everybody was singing about its magic at Christmastime. Seeing my breath in the chilly air, that frozen feeling in my nose and on my toes, and the occasional “splat” on the ice-covered ground: not for me!
However, there is something I like about winter.
Nothing beats snuggling under a blanket, hot beverage within arm’s reach, as I read one of many books in my “to-be-read” pile. I love to get lost in books: visualizing characters and scenarios, enjoying the suspense and plot twists, and admiring various authors’ wordsmithery. Although I read most nights throughout the year, I can’t think of a better way to spend an uninterrupted snowy day than lounging on a sofa with a good book.
This winter, I’ve vowed to pepper my selection of autobiographies, chick lit, dystopian novels, and historical fiction with some oldies but goodies from my childhood. I’m going to revisit “Charlotte’s Web,” “A Wrinkle in Time,” Beverly Cleary’s Henry Huggins books and “Lord of the Flies.” I loved them then; we’ll see if I love them now.
Do you like to read? If so, why not warm up with a book this month. Drop me a line and tell me what’s on your reading list.
EMILY SCHILLING is editor of Electric Consumer