A Month of Favorites: Five Fave Winter Reads

Throughout December, Estella’s Revenge, Girlxoxo, and Traveling with T will be sharing their fave bookish (and sometimes not-so-bookish) experiences from the year and they’ve invited their readers to join in on the fun! The schedule and details are posted at Estella’s Revenge.
Today is about my 5 favorite books from last Winter.  The links are to goodreads:
  1. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien – Though I read this in December of 2013, it still falls into last Winter, so I’m counting it.  It’s my top favorite book on my list of all-time favorite books, and I try to find time to read it every Winter.
  2. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens – This is another one that I read every Winter.
  3. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin – I’m not the type to jump on bandwagons, no matter how much the internet is talking about something, so one day long after season 3 of the show was already over, I sat down to give the 1st episode of the 1st season a chance because I didn’t have anything else to watch.  24 hours later….I started reading the book.  Well, I slept first, but then I started reading the book.  I’m really hoping to read the 2nd book before the end of this Winter.
  4. Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free by Charles P. Pierce – “Take the saddle off the dinosaur!” is my line for anytime I see something ridiculously stupid.
  5. Before the Chop by Henry Rollins – I usually read one of Henry Rollins’ many books during the part of Winter when I’m at my most grumpy and cynical.  It’s not so much because he’s grumpy and cynical (though he often is in his books prior to this one), but because he writes from an insightful human perspective instead of one slanted towards a political agenda, and he’s extremely well-read.

8 thoughts on “A Month of Favorites: Five Fave Winter Reads

  1. I love The Hobbit! Although I hate what they did with the movie. Three movies for one tiny book? They stretched it much and it is boring. But the book. Love, love, love! My favourite of Tolkien’s yet.

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    1. I enjoyed the 1st Hobbit movie, but I was angry about the 2nd one. I’ve heard the last one is even worse, but the Boyfriend still wants to see it.

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      1. Lol! I feel asleep during the second one, and that never happens to me at the movies. I was really tired that day though, but I think the fact speaks for itself. I don’t think I’ll be going to the cinema at least. I hope the ending is better so you can enjoy it a bit.

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