This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle, This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, This other Eden, demi-paradise, This fortress built by Nature for herself Against infection and the hand of war, This happy breed of men, this little world, This precious stone set in the silver sea, Which serves it in the office of a wall Or as a moat defensive to a house, Against the envy of less happier lands,-- This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England. ~~William Shakespeare, Richard III

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Booking Through Thursday - Winter Reading

BTT is hosted by Deb at Wordpress.

Q: 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?

The weather doesn't really affect my reading material, just my location and the addition of a fleece blanket. There is nothing better than curling up on the couch with a good book, under a fleece blanket, a fire burning in the fireplace, and a mug of hot chocolate nearby. I will probably want a good historical fiction covering people, places, times that really interest me so I can loose myself in their world for a while (though that is mainly what I read anyway...).


  1. Can I come share your fire? What a wonderful setting to read in front of.

    Here's mine:

  2. A real fire sounds so wonderful! They don't make fireplaces like they used to...I miss the crackling of the wood.

  3. It is nice, though I will admit we use the "fake" logs. If we use real wood the house just seems to smell like smoke and the "fake" logs don't do that. Perhaps the chimney doesn't draw well...I don't know. :)

  4. Evidently, it would seem I need a good couch... lol. I fall asleep too easily reading in the winter time, so replace hot chocolate with a warm cup of coffee with hot chocolate in it and I'm good :-)

    I have an award for you :-)