Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Season of Shivering and Sobbing

Oh, how I wish...
that I was born a bear
so I could spend the winter
hiding in my lair.

Snuggled, warm and cozy,
I could hibernate.
Oh, to be a bear,
wouldn't that be GREAT!

I have a bad case of winter blues and it's not even mid-December!  I just want to crawl under the covers and not come out till March.

Unfortunately, my husband has vetoed that plan.  He also said a move to the Caribbean was "out of the question."  (Gosh, what a killjoy, he is! :)

So, if I can't escape physically, I'll have to escape mentally.  Anyone have a good book to recommend that is not at all depressing?


Unknown said...

Hmmm...anything by Sophie Kinsella. :)

Joanne R. Fritz said...

Wow, Corey! My hubby and I go through the same argument. I keep pushing for moving to a tropical island. He hates the heat.

Karen had a good suggestion. Read Confessions of a Shopaholic or Remember Me.

Did you want a kids' book? You can't beat Diary of a Wimpy Kid for hilarious hijinks. Or if you want a YA, read Gimme a Call by Sarah Mlynowski. Or The Year of Secret Assignments by Jaclyn Moriarty.

Any of those would chase away the winter blues.

Rick Watson said...

Wow, seems your hubby has no vision :)

I actually prefer warmer climes too, but spouse loves cold weather.

Like you, I just have to deal with it.

MG Higgins said...

I'm trying to think of a good book for you, but it seems I'm only coming up with gloomy ones. Get thee to the Caribbean!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

YA--Perfect Chemistry
MG--Nightshade City
MG--Diary of a Wimpy Kid
PB-Mostly Monstery

We have the same debate all of the time. We also have the what is an appropriate time to get up on the weekends discussion. LOL, I say it's when I wake up due to natural causes...He says it's 6 a.m.

Julie Hedlund said...

Read Blind Submission, by Debra Ginsberg. Funny mystery/romance set in the lit. agent world.

Anonymous said...

No suggestions off the top of my head. So sorry you are dealing with the winter blues.

Little Ms J said...

I prescribe anything gingerbready or egg noggy from Starbucks, an iced polar bear cookie and a Tana French novel. I really like her writing. What about something to make you laugh? Anything by David Sedaris or Augusten Burroughs always does it for me.

Christie Wright Wild said...

If you like historical religious romance, try Lori Wick. She's hands down my favorite! No religious sects or denominations. No inappropriate sex scenes. Just great characters and great stories set in the past. Basic Bible scripture verses and simple examples of prayer are always sprinkled throughout. Always a mood booster!

But I gotta go find Julie's recommendation, as Blind Submission sounds quite intriguing.

Megan K. Bickel said...

I love the Diane Mott Davidson's Goldie mysteries! Since they are mysteries, I'm not sure they count as entirely cheerful, but all the great recipes in them makes up for it. And since they are set in the snowy Colorado mountains, there are lots of cozy descriptions of keeping warm!

Heather at My Coupon Coop said...

I'm so sorry, Corey! Make sure you are getting your B vitamins, and perhaps look into an OttLite desk lamp. They sell them at craft stores and they're supposed to have a full range of color to keep us from going batty from lack of sunlight.

Hang in there! xo

storyqueen said...

I am going to steal ideas from you list.....I could use something not at all depressing to read, too!

Hang in there. and no, it wasn't 80 degrees here yesterday in San Diego....really.....


Anonymous said...

I need something cheery to read next. I'm finishing up Truman Capote's IN COLD BLOOD.

Rebecca Gomez said...

Winter isn't so bad if you know how to keep warm. ;-)

Most of my favorite books are at least a little depressing. Ha! Actually, how about The Doll People, by Ann M. Martin?