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Fireside Reads

It is getting to be that time of year when I spend a lot of time by the fire, reading and writing. Though I am not a winter person I do love a good fire. Winter feels to me to be such a long season and more of a sedentary one so I do a lot of reading and writing.


I thought I would list a few books I planned to read over this fall and winter. I tend to read larger books that I don't want to rush through and I don't want to travel with or carry to the beach. The first one that comes to mind is a rather large book titled<a title="The Annotated Wuthering Heights" href="http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674724693"> The Annotated Wuthering Heights</a> by Emily Bronte.  Did you that that she wrote only one novel?  Quite an impressive debut novel.


My second choice is a rather thick tome by Dan Simmons titled <a title="Drood" href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3222979-drood">Drood</a>.  The inside flap starts with the following: Drood is the name and nightmare that obsesses Charles Dickens for the last five years of his life. At almost 800 pages it should keep me very busy as I discover the nature of the obsession of the great writer Charles Dickens.


My last choice is a massive narrative biography titled <a title="Catherine The Great" href="https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13642937-catherine-the-great">Catherine the Great</a> by Robert K. Massie.  Catherine is one woman who has always interested me and again, at 600 pages this is a book best savored by the fire.


Share with me some of your winter reads and why you choose this time of year to read them.  As always, thank you for stopping by.

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