In today’s Boston Globe there was an article about how winter and cold weather really cause people to hunker down. The article suggested a number of different activities and ways to help boost your
energy from taking in more sun to planning a fun activity after work with friends. I appreciated reading the article because I hate going out in the cold weather and really miss seeing the sun. I find myself curling up on the couch earlier than usual
and reading a book.
I am a ‘happily ever after girl’ when it comes to books. I like knowing that there will be a positive resolution to the story. I realized that I tend
to lean toward cosy mysteries and romance/ romantic thrillers more in the winter. In the summer I read a wider variety of literature, but not in the winter. I also noticed that the books I do read in the winter more often than not are set in a
warmer place or time of year. Let’s be real...it is harder to wear a sexy little black dress with high heels when it is snowing or sleeting.
I did however take one of the suggestions. I
am going out on Wednesday with some friends as we go to one of the local independent bookstores to hear Chris Bohjalian speak about his latest book, The Guest Room. I even have the book sitting in my to be read pile (from the library) and plan on reading
it Monday and Tuesday. We are going to grab a bite to eat before that as well. I hope that helps kick the winter blues, but realistically I know that I use winter as a time to curl and read - hopefully with one of the cats cuddling nearby.
This week I read several books on my kindle
The Art of Taming a Rake by Nicole Jordan
The book comes out in a couple of weeks and I did enjoy it. The review is posted.
Contract to Wed by Holly Bush
Cute HEA with characters from Texas after it became a state.
Sebring by Kristen Ashley
I love this author and was sorry to that this series is done. The review is posted.
Dirty Sexy Saint by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde
A fun read by two awesome authors. It comes out later this week.
Sutherland’s Secret by Sharon Cullen
A historical romance from Scotland - men in kilts - no need to say more.
The review is posted and it too comes out soon.
Hidden Ink by Carrie Ann Ryan
A novella about the Montgomery Family and their tattoo shop.