“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” ― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
It’s amusing to look at my list and see how varied my it is: a Western, a copyediting book, French history, gothic fiction and more.
I’ve actually got a fair amount of time off work for this winter break and I’m so looking forward to some serious reading time. I’ll definitely be celebrating jolabokaflod as well. Here are some of the titles coming out this winter that I’ll be reading.
There is a contingent of readers and writers trying to bring back the Christmas tradition of telling ghost stories around the fireplace. After all, A Christmas Carol is really a ghost story, and Christmas does fall during the darkest time of the year. And with the Icelandic tradition jolabokaflod taking hold here too, a good stack of ghastly reads is just the thing for the season.
Veteran author Charles Finch presents the first in a trilogy of prequels featuring his thoughtful gentleman detective.