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The Long Winter
The Long Winter | Laura Ingalls Wilder
The old Indian's warning said the coming winter would be hard and long, so Laura's father moved his family from the claim to his house in town. The claim shanty wasn't strong enough to keep out blizzards, and if they were snowed up there, far from help, they might freeze or starve. The shops in town were full of supplies; and if their stocks ran out, the trains would bring more. But when winter came, the blizzards raged and screamed over the town. When Laura woke in the mornings, she heard the terrifying noise of the storm, and every nail in the planks above her head was thick with frost. There were no trains. Soon there was no oil for the lamps, no fuel for the stove. Laura's family lived on coarse brown bread, made from corn ground in the little coffee mill. They burnt hay; and Ma made a button lamp that gave a tiny light. It was May before the snow melted, and the first train got through. On it was the Ingalls' Christmas turkey, still frozen stiff. What a dinner that was!
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Ruthiella
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Thanks for the tag @MoonWitch94 ! 😀

1. The tagged book was the first that came to mind.
2. I‘m just trying to keep my sanity till retirement...11 years to go.
3. I‘m grateful for the sunshine after a week of rain.

#WondrousWednesday

Eggs #1 such a great choice! I‘ve read that many many times 3w
Ruthiella @Eggs I haven‘t read it since I was a child but I have vivid memories of the blizzard depicted in it. 3w
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Larkken
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It‘s been a while since I read any “little house” books, so I picked this up for #wintergames2021
Interesting to read as an adult! I marveled at the depiction of life in the old west in the winter, though all the blizzards made me feel even colder than ever 🥶 (I‘m not ready)
Plus, my hubby and I completed our annual gingerbread house competition, so here‘s our holiday baking AND our holiday crafting for the competition! #mistletoemaniacs

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DebinHawaii
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#GratefulHarvest

Today‘s #scarf prompt makes me think of the Laura Ingalls Wider books (especially the tagged book & These Happy Golden Years). All the scarves & bundling up for the long cold prairie winters. I loved the scene in The Long Winter with Ma bringing in the frozen laundry. 😆

LeahBergen My hands hurt just thinking about twisting those hay-sticks. That part has always stuck with me! 😆 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great choice 🧣 2mo
DebinHawaii @LeahBergen Right? So cold and so tedious and difficult to do! 🥶 2mo
Sparklemn This used to be one of me favorites from the series, but as an adult, the thought of being trapped in that little town with no way out for months is horrifying! 😵‍💫 2mo
Eggs Great choice here❣️ I‘ve read this one numerous times - hard to imagine the grueling struggle to stay warm/alive, the twisting of all that hay to keep a fire going😔 2mo
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ahoffkosik
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For the first time since the earliest days of my podcast, the show returns to Laura Ingalls Wilder‘s Little House on the Prairie series, this time for a chat about The Long Winter. We open the episode with a frank conversation about the racist underpinnings of this series and similar books. From there we dive into The Long Winter, more specifically. And I can‘t overstate how lovely my guest — author Lauren Tarshis — is! ❄️ Link to listen in bio.

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Thousand-Lives
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My January #doublespin was a comfort listen. I have fond memories of my dad reading this series to me as a young girl. There are certainly some similarities between the Covid pandemic and the many months of blizzards the Ingalls survived, but this story made me very thankful for our modern conveniences. A lovely, cozy read.

Reagan I want to reread these! Definitely a comfort read for me too. 13mo
Thousand-Lives @Reagan I‘ve been slowly working my way through the series for the past few years and it‘s been very enjoyable. 🙂 13mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! 13mo
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melissajayne
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4.5⭐️ There were things, like Laura‘s complaining, that really bothered me more this read, as a lot her own experience of the winter of 1880-81 is so similar to the pandemic we‘ve been going through. While the book has fictional elements, it‘s actually quite accurate. #2020 #fiction #littlehouseseries #bookreview #basedonatruestory #childrenslit #bookstagram #historicalfiction #wintergames2020 #readnosedreindeer +36pts

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melissajayne
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Even Ma Ingalls did sourdough starters...

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melissajayne
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The context is that Laura is discouraged that school has canceled again due to a blizzard and therefore won‘t be able to make enough money to send Mary to the college for the blind. I think it‘s admirable that Ma realizes that her children‘s education doesn‘t have to stop because of a massive blizzard.

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melissajayne
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Can I count this as a holiday read for #wintergames2020?

MoonWitch94 Yes! Anything “winter” counts 13mo
melissajayne @MoonWitch94 thanks; I wasn‘t sure. 13mo
Tattooedteacher I loved this books when I was a kid. I even had the boxed set with all the books. Omg that was... jeez, 40+ years ago. 13mo
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MittenGirlPeach
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My cousin Elaine in Norfolk. It‘s been so long since we‘ve seen each other.

That I‘m mostly retired and happy in a lovely place, with a husband who‘s company I greatly enjoy.

Thanks for the tag, @RamsFan1963 !

Velvetfur Your number 2 sounds really lovely 🙂 1y
MittenGirlPeach @Velvetfur every time I get stressed (often these days!) I remind myself how very lucky I am. We‘re in a great spot to ride out a pandemic. 1y
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MittenGirlPeach
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Heat! Many of us take it for granted, both the ease and the existence. Having just read the Long Winter, it was on my mind this morning. Also, it‘s back to normal November weather in Michigan, so it‘s hovering around freezing right now. Ergo, heat.

Once again, I loved The Long Winter. In fact, it had been just long enough since I last read it that I didn‘t remember everything, and I loved it even more. #Doublespin done!
#kindnessandpositivityweek

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! And I agree - even cold weather is only fun if you're warm and cozy looking out!! 1y
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 1y
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MittenGirlPeach
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And this is my #Doublespin! I normally read Long Winter every, well, winter, but in recent years I‘ve been remiss! My husband bought me a beautiful edition of all of Laura‘s books a few years ago, so I‘m digging in.

CaffeineAndCandy 😍❤❤❤ 1y
Andrea313 Enjoy! The Long Winter is one of my favorites. 💙❄️🌨️ 1y
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LazyLimaLife
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Since I never finished out the series I thought I‘d do it now. I believe I stopped before Laura married Almanzo. When I read the description of The Long Winter I couldn‘t remember it, even though I‘m sure I read it.

I started the Little House books in 3rd grade and a kid that young didn‘t really grasp what a tenuous position people were in during that outrageous winter in South Dakota. This time I‘m in awe at how everyone survived.

8little_paws I LOVED these as a kid and reread the series on audio last year. I did so so I'd be refreshed to finally read the tagged bio of LIW. I haven't picked it up yet....i should make it a goal to read it before the new year! 1y
rubyslippersreads @8little_paws I have that one on my TBR list too. 1y
rubyslippersreads I know that as a kid, I didn‘t realize just how long and hard that winter was. I reread this a year or so ago, and the description of making hay twists had me constantly using hand lotion. 1y
readingjedi I have fond memories of reading this as a child. I remember it being a bit of a chunk! 1y
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Blaire
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Have been rereading these during the pandemic and find them very comforting both because it takes me back to my childhood and because they make do and entertain themselves with what they have on hand. In this one the Ingalls survive a winter full of blizzards and little food.

intothehallofbooks When I was a kid, The Long Winter was my least favorite because I thought it was boring for some reason. I even skipped it when I reread the series over and over as a child!! Now it‘s the one I love the most. (Although honestly I love them all a lot.) 2y
Andrea313 This is one of my favorites in a whole series of favorites! I'm with you, these have been some of the comfort reads I've turned to over these past months. And this article nails it: 2y
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Cathythoughts Sounds like a lovely childhood memory ✨✨✨ 2y
LeahBergen This one always makes me think of those hay sticks they had to twist to burn for fuel. 😬 2y
Blaire @intothehallofbooks I love them all too! I could see the hay twisting @leahbergen mentions feeling tedious to read about but I think that‘s part of its beauty as an adult, knowing how all those mundane tasks take time and need to be done. She captures that boredom but also the joy they find. I also often think of them grinding wheat in a coffee mill and emptying that drawer over and over to have enough for bread. 2y
Blaire @Andrea313 yes! They have felt so fitting and the audio recordings are quite good too with fiddle playing. Thank you for sharing the article. Love it! 2y
Blaire @Cathythoughts these are some of the first books I remember getting from the library and I still can picture the exact shelf on which they were stored. 2y
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AmyK1
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Thanks @Eggs for the tag!
1. Nope. Grew up in northern MI. Moved to southern MI for college. Moved to S.C. in 2006.
2. That my MIL is feeling better after being diagnosed with covid and other family members tested negative.

Tagging @wideeyedreader and @veritysalter

#thankfulthursday @Cosmos_Moon

Cosmos_Moon I‘m glad she is better 🥰💚 2y
AmyK1 @Cosmos_Moon thank you 😊 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m so glad she is feeling better 🙏🏻 2y
AmyK1 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thank you. Me too 😊 2y
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MaggieCarr
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I hate winter. I hate it for an hour. A day. Week. Month. Season. I cannot fathom 7 months of winter, food shortages, running out of coal to burn and so forth. I'd have prayed for the rapture. Pioneer endurance is amazing. Almanzo and Laura were balanced protagonists in The Long Winter, their courtship must start in the second book.

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Blueberry
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😁😀😆

runswithscissors007 I used to read this one with my boys every February.... made it seem not so bad for us compared to those Ingalls! 2y
Blueberry @runswithscissors007 I lived in Minnesota when I first read these. I probably thought everyone's winter was like that. Lol. 2y
runswithscissors007 🤣. But also whoa! You are made of strong stuff my friend! 2y
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sblbooks
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#7Days7Books Day 3
My favorite book, in a favorite childhood series.
Anyone who wants to join please do so.

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BookwormDownUnder
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Day two of lockdown (self-imposed for now) and I‘m rereading a childhood favourite. Inspirational!! 😷

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Bookwormjillk
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12 1/2 hours in on the #24b42020 readathon I decided to do a quick re-read of The Long Winter. I had pulled it out to read this month, and it‘s a good change after reading some heavier books (Stoner and The Testaments.) #elfies #wintergames

TheAromaofBooks Your books may be too heavy if the one where the entire town almost starves to death in the bitter cold is your palette cleanser! 😁 2y
Bookwormjillk @TheAromaofBooks ha! Good point! 2y
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hes7
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During a blizzard, Pa (basically) says, “#HeyHay can keep us warm when the coal runs out.” #spooktober

Eggs Yay the Ingalls fam!!! And the hay saved them!!! 2y
jillrhudy @Eggs Almanzo and Cap did! They saved De Smet! Historical fact! 2y
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LibraryCin
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I love these books! The series is so much fun to reread. This one, I thought, was so good at describing/capturing the cold of the prairie winters. I grew up on the Canadian Prairies and it can be cold. Of course, we are now very lucky to have the heating we do. I can‘t imagine that kind of cold inside the house or the isolation they would have felt at the time, as well, with the trains not able to get to them! This really is an amazing series.

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AvidReader25
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This one was intense! The small community where the Ingalls live is stranded in a seven month blizzard. No trains with supplies are coming and everyone is beginning to starve. I know I‘ll remember the vivid picture of Pa twisting hay to make logs for the fire and the girls using the coffee grinder on the wheat. The scene where the students head from school into town in the midst of a blizzard was harrowing. I loved getting to know Almanzo better.

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batsy
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The Ingalls family start their #IceDance early as a long and hard winter arrives in October with a blizzard. This Puffin edition is the copy I remember reading when I was young; however, we seem to have lost it along the way (or it was, um, "borrowed" by a friend or cousin) ?

#MayMovieMagic @rohit-sawant @Cinfhen

Tamra Funny how that happens. 😏 3y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Wow!! That‘s a blast from the past!! I‘m pretty sure I read this as a kid! It was immediately familiar! 3y
teainthelibrary One of my favorite series when I was younger 💜 I really should give them a reread! 3y
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LeahBergen Whenever I see this cover, I always think of those haysticks they had to twist to burn for fuel. 😮 3y
rohit-sawant Ugh, that sucks when a book goes missing like that 🙁 Hadn't heard of this one. It sounds like a delightful series! 3y
gradcat I love Puffins! And those editions as well! ♥️ So sorry yours is “misplaced!” 3y
batsy @Tamra Right? 😆 3y
batsy @JanuarieTimewalker13 @teainthelibrary Yes, I was so obsessed with these books as a child! Particularly the relish with which she describes the meals they had, whether simple ones, or in good times, rather elaborate 😁❤️ 3y
batsy @LeahBergen I know! But it was only after I lived in Winnipeg that I could truly understand a long, effing hard winter 😂 3y
batsy @rohit-sawant I loved the books so much growing up so I'll always have that nostalgia about it (and they are wonderful for the stories and descriptions!) but sadly it comes with its issues of racism & colonialism. That's always going to get in the way, reading as an adult 😕 3y
batsy @gradcat Thanks ❤️ When I was a kid it was all about growing up and having my own money to buy all the nice, brand-new books I want, but as an adult it's all about hunting for used copies of the editions I read as a child 😆 3y
gradcat Ain‘t it the truth! 😂 3y
teainthelibrary @batsy did you ever read the Redwall series?! The food descriptions in those books were mouth watering 😂 3y
batsy @teainthelibrary No, I haven't! The food descriptions in Enid Blyton books were also a big draw for me 😂 3y
Centique I‘m not sure if I ever read this one. Must rectify that. I remember loving the first one - the food as you say. There‘s something so tactile about these kids books, I feel like I wore the clothes, held the doll, ate the food and so on! 3y
batsy @Centique Yes, beautifully put! It also says something about how we read as kids... Total immersion in another world and the ability to be transported. 3y
Centique @batsy that‘s a very good point! Such an ability to be transported 😍 3y
rohit-sawant @batsy I get what you mean about those issues standing out. I often struggle with that reading Lovecraft. I'm in awe of his brilliance and his stories have been a major influence. But it's hard to overlook the more problematic aspects of his work. Victor LaValle's dedication to him in The Ballad of Black Tom sums it best "with my conflicted feelings." 3y
rohit-sawant I saw this great panel discussion on Lovecraft not long ago about appreciating his work while also addressing the issues. It was really interesting. I'll share the link later.
On a more cheery note, I've been keeping a list of books I wish I'd read as a kid (I only read comics, mainly Batman, then), and will be adding this to it. Hoping to cross them off soon starting with Nancy Drew! And sorry for rambling 😄
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batsy @rohit-sawant Not at all! You make some great points & I agree. It's about trying to navigate the territory of appreciating some aspects of the work while not erasing/justifying the reprehensible views behind them. I think as readers, as people, we should be more aware & always conflicted. Too many people want easy entertainment & want to avoid feeling bad. But the world is bad! So it's OK to be conflicted. (Sorry, I'll get off my soapbox now 😂) 3y
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Pamwurtzler
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1. -1 F right this minute. Apparently there‘s no wind because that‘s what it ‘feels like‘ as well.
2. 72 F
3. 65 F
4. Summer by the pool or beach! 🏖 ⛱
5. I haven‘t read this in years, but used to love it as a kid.
#hellothursday

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💜 And stay warm! 🥶 3y
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Bookwormjillk
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Just now the wind started howling and the sky turned black, so of course I had to run downstairs to get this to read with the kids tonight. #polarvortex

Suzze Great idea! 3y
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TheSpineView
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#ANewChapter @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkios88
Prompt: Snow on cover

I read this book to my granddaughters just a few months ago. This series I think is one of their favorites.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❄️❄️❄️ 3y
HufflepuffGirl90 I love this series!!! 3y
readinginthedark It never grows old! 💗 3y
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Andrea313
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The gorgeous #snowycover of the ultimate snowy book. This is among my favorites in the Little House series. ❤️ #ANewChapter

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I loved Little House!! 3y
Andrea313 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Same here! I still re-read at least part of the series almost every year. Do you have a favorite among them? 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Andrea313 no, but I should reread them!! What are your favorites? 3y
Andrea313 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks As a kid, I was partial to Big Woods and On the Banks of Plum Creek. But I also loved Farmer Boy so, so much. I would recommend re-reading them, though they are not without problems. Ma's attitude toward Native Americans is abhorrent, for starters. But with a critical lens, I still think they're worth reading. 3y
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Blueberry
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The sleighrides when Almanzo picks up Laura from a teaching assignment and takes her home for weekends.

#sleighride #WinterWonderland
@TrishB @Cinfhen

Lynnsoprano This was always my favorite of the series. 3y
Kayla.Adriena I always loved the description of Christmas in all those books. They were thrilled to pieces just to get an orange and a peppermint stick! 3y
Purrfectpages This cover brings me back! 3y
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Llanphear Love this series! I actually have Laura ingalls wilder as the author of the month at my library right now. 3y
Cinfhen Such simpler times 💕love it 3y
TrishB Lovely pick 💕 3y
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EmmaMae
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Another delightful read in the series. This book tells a more serious story of making things work in difficult times, the importance of hope and of risk taking for the betterment of all.

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Ruthiella
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This book was a #WinterWonderland for me. When I first read it, I had never experienced snow . The descriptions of snowball fights and snow men ⛄️ or coasting down a snow covered hill on a sled 🛷were exotic. And oh how I wanted a fur muff to keep my hands warm during horse drawn sleigh rides!

ValerieAndBooks Yes!! As a California girl growing up and reading the Little House series, I also felt these snow scenes were so unique! 3y
Ruthiella @ValerieAndBooks Yup! Minnesota ( or Kansas or Wisconsin) were as foreign and unknown as another country to me! 3y
Bklover I loved this one! I remember the descriptions of getting into the bed and trying to keep warm and then waking in the morning and having to get out of bed in the freezing room. It always made me feel cold! 3y
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Ruthiella @Bklover Yes! I remember also being fascinated by warming a brick on the fire and the using it to warm the bed! 3y
TrishB We get it occasionally where I am in the U.K.! But occasionally enough not to miss it when we don‘t get it! (edited) 3y
batsy Same! Was reading it in the humid tropics and thought snow was the most exotic thing ever 😁 3y
Ruthiella @TrishB I‘ve since lived in areas where we did get snow and as an adult I‘m content to keep it in books! 😀 3y
Ruthiella @batsy That‘s the beauty of books! They allow us to experience the world and time travel too!😀 3y
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JillR
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Another finished, only two left in the series now! Bella is completely captivated by the Ingalls. She‘s also very excited by the introduction of a boy called Wilder in this book, and by what could possibly be about to happen next... I‘m hoping the end of this book is truly the end of our own long winter! #raisingreaders

Vertabrain I‘m currently reading Prairie Fires, the biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder that just won a Pulitzer. It‘s excellent so far. 💕 4y
JillR Thanks for the recommendation @Vertabrain , I‘m going to stack it :) 4y
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raelaschoenherr
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Throwback to January? Nope, TODAY! Trying not to cry all the tears and think all the bad words right now. #alwayswinterneverchristmas #winteriscoming #winterisaB

CSeydel Omg 😮❄️ 4y
CSeydel It‘s 86 here ☀️🔥😖 but I won‘t complain... (edited) 4y
Mdargusch Oh no! 🙈 4y
raelaschoenherr @CSeydel I would give anything for that!! We‘re all just SOOOOOO over this long winter of tons of snow. And this was a legit blizzard—airport shut down and all! 4y
raelaschoenherr @Mdargusch We all knew this blizzard was coming but mental preparation wasn‘t enough for my emotions 😫 4y
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staci.reads
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My plans are to finish 2 of these and make progress on 1 this weekend. Midterm grades are due Monday too, but clearly, I'm not going anywhere this weekend, so I should have time for both 😢 #whereareyouspring? #teachersofLitsy #middlemarchinapril

Cinfhen Where are you with that snow??? 4y
staci.reads @Cinfhen Northwest Iowa. We get every extreme throughout the year, but this is the craziest spring I've ever seen! Yesterday, across the state, there were thunderstorm warnings and watches, flood warnings, winter storm warnings and watches, blizzard watches, and tornado watches and warnings; every season in one day 😮 4y
Cinfhen OMG!! It‘s really too crazzzy!!! It‘s April not December 😳 4y
Bren912 @staci.reads a Florida transplant from Des Moines born. All my kinfolk still love and live in or around. 4y
staci.reads @Bren912 I'm a life-long Iowan, and I love it here, but this winter/spring has me contemplating a move south 🙁 Mother Nature is clearly drunk and needs to go home. 4y
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TheDogGoneBookshop
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It is true. This is a The Long Winter ❄️. It‘s no coincidence that we‘re our little bookshop is in the same state as where Laura Ingalls Wilder‘s book takes place. Ughhh. So getting snow (lots of) in the middle of April may not be novel after all. This vintage version is in the shop for purchase. Link in the profile.

Tamra Us too - great pick for the day!! I have very fond memories of the series, because my grandmother bought them for me one at a time. 💜 I still have them somewhere..... 4y
TheDogGoneBookshop @Tamra misery loves company when it comes to snow in April! 😊 i loved this series when i was growing up. Little did I realize i was growing up in the same state where the prairie was. I longed to go there. 4y
Tamra @TheDogGoneBookshop I didn‘t fully comprehend as a child how mobile Laura was in her lifetime. Right now we‘re a stone‘s throw from her WI home place and I spent my earliest years in SD where my family is from. I love the prairie, but it had to have been brutal without modern conveniences. 4y
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MKbookworm
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Might as well get in the mood as a snowstorm moves in ❄️ #ismellsnow #thelongwinter

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daniwithtea
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I‘ve been reading this book pretty much annually since I was little; this was my first time on audio. Love that they brought in someone to play Pa‘s fiddle. 22/100 for the year.

readinginthedark I need to listen to these on audio! It‘s been so long since I read them! 4y
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daniwithtea
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MADE IT! I skipped a couple of the challenges, but I made it through 24 hours. Read seven books cover to cover and got about a quarter of the way into an eighth. Congrats to all of those who participated, whether you made it to 24 or not! It was awesome reading with so many great people. #24in48

vivastory Congratulations! 👍📚🎉 4y
sparingqueen Congrats! 4y
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RaimeyGallant Woohoo! 4y
GypsyKat Congratulations!🎊🎈🎉🍾 4y
drokka 🙌 4y
Readerann Way to go! 👏🥂 4y
daniwithtea @drokka thanks! 4y
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daniwithtea
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Walk in the park - bright sun - brisk wind - audiobook - enough of a boost to get me through the next 4 hours? Fingers crossed! #24in48

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daniwithtea
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Two of the oldest children‘s books I own. One is a children‘s poetry book that my grandfather used in elementary school (dated 1930), and the other is my well-worn copy of A Long Winter, still bearing the name of my elementary school and the blue library binding. I still read it at least once a year. #24in48 hour 6 contest @24in48

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“Better put more coal in the heater, Laura,” she called. “Seems like the house hasn‘t warmed up like it should have.”

LeahBergen Yes! ❤️❤️ 4y
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CocoReads
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So glad I don‘t have to leave the house today. I‘m planning on staying in my pjs, reading, writing, organizing my reading challenges and drinking lots of hot tea!

My_novel_obsession Perfect idea! That sounds just like my plan for today! 4y
CocoReads @anovelobsession given the forecast for the week, I‘m already regretting going back to work tomorrow but I told my boss when she offered me the week off that I‘d work but be a little more flexible with my hours. As in, I‘d just roll in when I felt like it. So I‘ll have a little more 📚time in the mornings. 4y
tournevis -18ºC later today, -21ºC tomorrow, but we could have been in Sudbury, where it'll be -35ºC for the next 36 hours at least. Stay warm! 4y
CocoReads @tournevis you stay warm too! I don‘t mind it too much as it gives me an excuse to stay in and read instead of run around and spend money I don‘t have. 4y
tournevis @CocoReads We will! You too! 4y
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The Long Winter | Laura Ingalls Wilder
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The Long Winter! I'm so happy to report that usually we are covered in snow, but this year NOPE! I'm in denial that it will however appear....
Our Little House Cookbook has an interesting tea recipe: CambricTea, which I aim to try! Its #givingtuesday and as usual I am headed to the youth building. It's extremely blustery here today so soup and bread are on the menu with fresh fruit for starters and brownies and cinnamon roll cake for dessert !

TheKidUpstairs Little House cookbook?! I think I may need that one for my collection 😀 4y
TheBookHippie @TheKidUpstairs oh it's so lovely !!!!! We are rereading all the books with our youngest and cooking recipes that coordinate with the book!!! The Little House Cookbook: Frontier Foods from Laura Ingalls Wilder's Classic Stories https://www.amazon.com/dp/0064460908/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_cXyhAbY4BMRRM 4y
Lynnsoprano Oh, my. The Long Winter was my favorite of the entire series. And the cookbook is on my TBR. 4y
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[DELETED] 3803335244 My daughters love this series. We have the craft book & paperdolls. Never thought about getting the cookbook, adding it to list. 4y
TheBookHippie @Lynnsoprano We are enjoying it I haven't read it in decades!! 4y
TheBookHippie @ForeverNerdy I'm reading it with my son. He's just 11. We get lots of grief...pffft I don't quite frankly care 🙄 he loves Charles ...and Laura and the stories . It's so much fun 💕📚 4y
[DELETED] 3803335244 @TheBookHippie I think these are great for boys too! You learn so much. My oldest son (15) read Pride & Prejudice. I‘m glad you don‘t care about what people think or say, I don‘t either. Genderizing books is ridiculous. I‘m so glad your sharing this book together! Mom points! 💙💙💙 4y
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ReadingSusan Love this. That was my favorite book growing up. 4y
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Amie
The Long Winter | Laura Ingalls Wilder
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#SeasonOfMyBirth is winter. I hate winter. Even my birthday doesn't redeem it. 🙁❄️⛄

#gypsykatsbirthdayweek @GypsyKat

Purrfectpages This cover takes me back! 4y
GypsyKat Awe lol, I'm sorry you hate your birthday season, but I love your book choice! 💗 4y
islandstorygirl I remember borrowing this edition from our school library! 👍🏼 4y
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