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Winter Is Coming – Wintery Books

This photo is a repeat from the last post. Snow!
This photo is a repeat from the last post. Snow!

With all that snow falling in Canada, it’s almost time for winter.  I refuse to accept winter, since it’s 22 degrees outside here today.  But there are many books that have a winter or snowy theme.

Of course, the title of this post refers to A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin (most of you would be familiar with the title A Game of Thrones).  There are so many books about winter, it’s probably impossible to compile a complete list.  But I’d like your help.

Can you think of a few winter or snow themed novels?  Leave a comment with the titles, as well as your favourite.


What are you doing December 21st?

Friday, December 21st, 2012.  Winter solstice.  I have the day off.  What am I doing?  I’m not sure yet, but I’ll definitely be continuing to live in this continuing world of ours.  This is the only time I’ll say this: No, the world isn’t ending.  The Mayans did not predict the end of the world.

Now, winter is approaching.  It already feels like winter here.  The Japan Meteorology Association has predicted that this winter will be colder than last winter.  Last winter was the coldest in several years.  But this winter will be colder?  I’m not looking forward to that.  It’s no secret that I dislike winter.  I may be from Canada, but I don’t like the cold.  The Tokyo area has a mild winter, but with the lack of central heating and decent insulation, it’s always cold inside.

I have some things to look forward to, though.  New Year’s Day will be interesting.  I’ll be spending it at my wife’s family’s home, where we’ll have an amazing meal, delicious sake, and most likely go bowling.  My daughter’s first birthday is next month, too.  It’ll be an exciting time to see her change from a baby to a toddler.  With the week off that I have around New Year’s, I also plan to do a lot of work on this blog, as well as write as much as I can.

So, what are you planning to do after the non-end of the world?