Thursday, February 4, 2010

Winter Reading (BBT)

The northern hemisphere, at least, is socked in by winter right now… So, on a cold, wintry day, when you want nothing more than to curl up with a good book on the couch … what kind of reading do you want to do?

Easy reading. I want something vaguely old-fashioned that I have read before, such as the Nancy Drew Original mysteries, or one of my few favorite classics, namely either The Secret Garden (To remind me of Spring returning before I freeze to death) and The Little Princess (Just because her name is Sara and she likes to tell stories too!) or just A Lady of Quality (Now, there was a heroine with spunk. Saying 'beauty and brains' does not do her justice). All three of these are by Frances Hodgeson Burnett and each book contains a world that I love revisit over and over again.

If I don't feel like reading a book, I will hunt up a stash of comic books and stare at pictures with speech bubbles for a few hours. For this purpose, the Teen Titans, GO! comic was my favorite, especially episodes with Raven--the moody, dark and gloomy super-heroine, because her mood always fits the day. Very rarely will I read something new, though I may be prompted to write a new piece or to reread a very old story I haven't touched in a few years, as gloomy weather is my favorite writing weather.



Yvonne said...

I like the idea of reading classics. Good answer!