Happy Sunday! it's week 51 in our 52 books quest and Wintertime is upon us with the December Solstice. Whilst we're preparing for Christmas and enjoying hot toddies by the fire, it's Summer in the Southern Hemisphere (those lucky dawgs), and folks are enjoying fruity rum drinks on the beach.
For some reason, I've been in a winter mood all year long, indulging in reads set in frigid cold settings, characters braving the elements, all the while falling in love, finding killers, solving mysteries, or simply exploring. I discovered a new to me series this year in Dana Stabenow's Kate Shugak series which is 22 books long but well worth reading. Once I started reading, couldn't stop.
I finally dove into Katherine Addison's the Goblin Emperor and enjoying the heck out of it. Feel sorry for Maia but he's trying.
I think my winter read will be Vinge's Snow Queen. Another dusty books that I'm finally ready to dive into.
Dad gave me a big fat check for my birthday and this year I've spent it all on myself for once. I've been adding oodles of books to my physical and virtual stacks in anticipation of my new year's buying ban. I may have gone overboard. LOL! My will power is gone. Buying ban may be going into affect a few days early. I start the year with absolutely nothing on my amazon wishlist in order to avoid impulse shopping. But of course it starts to get quite long by the end of May. Don’t know if I saving money that way or just fooling myself, but it works. Most of the time.