5 Bookish Things to Love About the Winter

5 Bookish Things to Love About the Winter

Certain seasons of the year are especially dear to book lovers. Christmas and winter seems to be one of them.

It may not actually be my favorite, because other than the semester ending, winter isn’t one of my favorites.
Of all the seasons, I prefer to read in the spring, though winter has perks.

Just being completely honest about how I don’t really like wintertime. 🙂

Because whether I like it or not, winter is here.

 

^Watching Pooh dance about the snow is worth the winter^

And since winter is here, I’m going to come up with lots of excuses to read. After all, it’s way too cold to be outside. So, let’s read instead.

Cup of Tea + Books

Chilly weather equals hot drinks & books! Some people might like coffee and books, but my favorite bookish drink is a cup of Chai tea.

Coffee is for jump starting your day. Hello, 8ams And I drink plenty of the black stuff. With lots of cream and sugar.

On the other hand, Chai is for relaxing with a book. Add a little vanilla and cinnamon and it’s simply perfect.

< Also, a cup of hot chocolate works, too. 

Who doesn’t love wearing a beanie? BUT you can’t really wear them in the middle of the summer. At least, not if you live in Texas.

But when the temperatures drop, I can pull out a scarf, and socks, and earmuffs, and snug hats! And of course, the best kind of wintery wear is bookish.

Like my Gryffindor Socks. As soon as the weather hit’s the 40s, I pull them on. 🙂

Gryffindor socks

One of my all time favorite series is The Chronicles of Narnia. And when it’s snowing outside (especially if there’s a lamppost around) You feel like you’ve stepped into Narnia.

I like to run around in the snow, let the flakes dust my hair, before I dart back inside. Then I can stare at the wintery world and imagine it’s Narnia.

And of course, imagining winter is actually Narnia means spring’s coming soon! Because Aslan is on the move!

So, I don’t tend to listen to music while I read. Partly, because some of my favorite music has lyrics. And I can’t really listen to Ed Sheeran and read at the same time.

But Christmas music is different. Because I can put on Lindsey Stirling, the Piano Guys, and Pentatonix and still read.

And what’s better than some cozy music and a book? 

More time to Read? By the Fireplace? Wrapped in a blanket?

Christmas break is great for bookworms. We can catch up on all the books we’ve been stashing away.
At least, that’s the theory.
Does it work out? Pssttt….don’t ask. It’s not polite. 

Right now, I’m on break, and it’s GLORIOUS. No homework, or classes, or tests!

And lots of time to read!

Also, if you noticed this post was very late compared to when I normally post on Wednesday, congratulation! You paid attention! Haha!

But really, being on break means I procrastinated – Surprise! Not really, but break and life happened.

Hopefully my reading this break will go better than me sticking to my schedule. Right? Let’s hope so.

lets chat

What’s your favorite season? Are you a fan of cold weather?

Can you listen to music while reading? 

Do you have any bookish winter wear? Any special scarves or socks?

And do breaks throw you off your life & schedule? 

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A Redheaded Texas Gal. I love the woods and thrive where there’s green grass and room to grow. I dream of living in a used book store and wearing period costumes to work everyday. In the meantime, I’m studying Journalism and Political Science, and trying to follow Jesus wherever He leads.

  • Oh I love reading and drinking chai! Unfortunately I never do that in winter because I’m Australian and Christmas is super hot. 😂😂 But I love how wintery and cosy this post feels!!

    • Elizabeth Hunter

      But Iced Chais! When it gets above 70, I just mix in a bunch of ice and vanilla. And according to my best friends, my iced chais are better than Starbucks.
      And since it’s like 70 today (hello, winter in Texas) I may do that instead!

  • I agree, I also don’t like wintertime xD it’s just so cold, meh!

    But yes, blankets, cocoa and books 🙂 that’s an upside. I don’t enjoy winter wear though.. what’s in your picture, is what we call autumn wear xD winter wear is more like a heavy heavy coat here… Oh BTW I just read All The Light We Cannot See! How was that one foryou? I can’t say that book was for me 😀

    Winter break, lol, I wish. When you work, there’s no actual winter break xD wish I had some time off though. It would be amazing!

    • Elizabeth Hunter

      Haha, my winter is more like a drawn out fall! I’ll occasionally get a blustery day, maybe below freezing a week or so. But MOST of the winter is just chilly rainy days. 🙁

      All the Light We Cannot See was an interesting read. The writing was so poetic, but the pacing was very slow! I loved the children’s radio program, and how that interacted with several of the characters. But it’s not a book I’d read twice.

      Ah, it’s sad not to have a winter break! I grew up with my dad working gov’t contracting – and the gov’t all shuts down between Christmas and new years. So I’m used to having at least a week off.
      Since I want to work in journalism, I know winter break is going to become a thing of the past, for me! Kind of sad about that. But hopefully, I’ll love my job!

      • I will agree that I loved the children’s programme in that book, but that’s about all I liked 😀
        Oh no, nothing shuts down here between the holidays 🙂 would be nice – and it’s even not that many days. So I guess it would totally make sense.

  • Story Sponge

    This is a fun post! I do like the coziness of winter, but not the cold part. Narnia vibes are the best. I absolutely adore Narnia! Those books practically shaped my childhood. My favorite season is spring too!
    I read All the Light We Cannot See a couple of years ago!(You didn’t ask, but the picture!) I really liked the writing style and the characters, but the end was too sad for me. What did you think of it?
    I prefer silence when I am reading, but sometimes I will listen to movie soundtracks.

    • Elizabeth Hunter

      Cozy Narnian Vibes are simply so fun! But spring is always best! 🙂

      All the Light We Cannot See was incredibly poetic! But it was such a sad story, and I felt the plot was really slow. I’m glad I read it, but it’s not a book I’d read twice, you know?

      • Story Sponge

        Yes, it definitely was poetic, but I know what you mean! It was hard to read. Honestly one of the most heartbreaking parts of the book to me was what happened to Frederick. I don’t know if I would ever reread it either, but I am glad that I read it too.

  • Oh, I absolutely love hot chocolate and books!! Tho usually I’m too afraid that I’ll somehow spill it on the pages of the book, which discourages me from reading & drinking at the same time. 😂 BUT YESSSS. Winter break from school makes me so happy! I mean, I’ve been busy on catching up with blogging stuff & getting gifts, but I’m sure I’ll get a lot of reading time soon. 😉 Great post!

    • Elizabeth Hunter

      Yeah, winter break just means all my energy now goes into stuff I’ve been procrastinating on for forever! But I love not having any homework to do! No grades to fret over! Haha! That freedom is pretty fantastic 🙂