reflections of a bookaholic. Each Wednesday is an opportunity to explore a different aspect of literature and why I love it. Today's topic: Favorite reading season/weather.
I live in Canada. And not in the sissy southern part of Canada. And not in Vancouver. I live in north-central Alberta. We have up to 6 months of winter here and the winters are not nice. Did you know that -40 is -40 in both Celsius and Fahrenheit? And we get there every winter for a week or so. Most of our winter is spent below -20C (-4F). And we have snow. Last winter we had a LOT of snow. On top of all this, I do not ski. I tried once and it was a total disaster. So what do I do in the wintertime when all the world is white? I read. I curl up on the couch in my living room in front of the fire with my big, black dog at my feet and I lose myself in a good book. One that will take me far away from the winter for just a little while. Now here's the rub ... not only is winter my favorite reading season/weather, it is also my favorite season period. What can I say? There's just something about that white stuff that has me hooked.
For a fun visual: here's a picture of my 5'6" daughter shoveling our driveway last winter. Enjoy the sunshine, all!