4 ⭐️ I love this author‘s writing. She lives in Alaska, which is evident in the magical and realistic way she writes about it. I recommend this to book for readers who appreciate an atmospheric, seasonal story with a touch of magic. Both joyful and sorrowful, this book had me guessing all the way to the last page about how it would end. I devoured it! Full review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4521295629
Welcome to Team #RestingGrinchFace and #Wintergames. If you are tagged on this post, you‘re on my team. I‘m so excited to be leading a team this year, we are going to have a blast! Our buddy reads are listed above and, if you choose to read them (totally optional) are worth 50 points. I hope you have a great time and stay tuned for more info to come! @Airykah13 @katiekat311 @Bookworm54 @AmandaBlaze @tdrosebud @Coueriamb @Sarahreadstoomuch
I enjoyed this #palatecleanser. This book was one of the first I ever stacked when I joined Litsy. I got hold of a secondhand copy and it‘s been waiting patiently for the mood to take me.
It‘s been cold & windy here in Perth, Western Australia (although nothing like Alaska of course ❄️😆) and so it seemed a good time to get into it.
I really enjoyed this novel, and wasn‘t really expecting the ending. It was sad, yet beautiful all at the same time. I lost a bit of steam towards the middle of the book, but then it picked back up and I couldn‘t seem to put it down. An indulging winter novel at its finest.
My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Dark I can do. Bleak‘s another matter, and I found THE SNOW CHILD bleak on every level. The characters‘ emotional states; their living situation; the landscape; Ivey‘s prose style. I might‘ve been able to keep going if I‘d tried it in summer, but it‘s all too much here, in winter‘s heart, and the reviews I read to see if I should continue indicate there‘s a fair bit more of it ahead. I finished Part I and stepped away. 😔
I‘m really enjoying this beautiful book so far. It‘s such an appropriate book for winter, but also heartbreaking at times. I‘m reading this slowly, and savoring each word. ❄️
I loved everything about this book, the story, the characters, the wintery atmosphere and the cosy vibes. It‘s one of those stories where you want to read slowly and savour every moment of it. This was a joy from start to finish
This book is such a delight. It‘s quiet and beautiful, even though the setting is so harsh. I‘m glad I‘m reading this with my book club. There‘s so much to discuss! #winterreads
Verdict: 5/5 ✨
I really loved this book! It was very atmospheric and cozy feeling. Also, the narration was superb - I adored the audio version and highly recommend that mode of experiencing the book. This novel took turns I didn‘t expect and I so enjoyed the journey. #WinterReadathon Book 1 finished
I‘ve been meaning to read this forever but wanted to do it when it was seasonably appropriate. Now that we‘ve had a heavy snowfall where I live in Minnesota, it‘s time!
I‘m excited to participate in the #WinterReadathon as it‘s been awhile since I‘ve made time to read the way I love. December is that time for me.
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Going in the mail! #LMPBC @shellleigh33 @Kayla.Adriena @LiteraryinLawrence This one was heavy for sure. Really descriptive, stunning language, and fun to read alongside the comments! I think as much as I like the outdoors, I‘m glad not to be a homesteader in Alaska in the 1920s 🤔 haha
I am tired of the cold weather and can‘t picture myself living in Alaska, especially a hundred years ago so I can‘t relate to The Winter Child, but I can still like it. I did appreciate the author‘s love for her home and the characters she created. There was no suspense but the mystery made up for it and the beautiful but austere setting was balanced by the warmth and charm of the family relationships. For a haunting story of love of a child 4⭐️s.
The book made it here safe and sound @Kayla.Adriena ! I chose one of the bookish gifts which were all adorable (no spoilers for the others!) and was so touched by your thoughtful note to warn me about possible triggers in the book. I‘m going to read it but be aware of what you said and skim parts if needed. Really glad to be in the group with you and @shellleigh33 and @BennettBookworm !
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Such a beautiful way to start a new year of reading!
In this retelling of The Snow Maiden (of Russian lore), Ivey takes us to the 1920s territory of Alaska. A childless couple has come here hoping to find a fresh start together and overcome their chasm of grief. They must also figure out how to survive the harsh landscape and unforgiving winters. One night they build a little girl out of snow and their lives are changed forever.
❄️ It‘s so hard to pick one, but I loved The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey and The Tenderness of Wolves by Stefan Penney. They left me frigid and warmed simultaneously.
❄️A personal goal is to continue learning more about classical drawing and painting. This weekend, I am participating in 3-day wrkshp about color mixing using the Munsell Theory.
❄️Today, I am grateful for my last class of the day: a group of only 6 senior boys who keep me laughing!!❤️
This was a wonderful Christmas read. A lovely contemporary fairy tale that drew me into the landscape of early 20th century homesteading in Alaska. A story of love in its myriad forms and a reminder that letting people go is as important as holding them close!
#wintersolsticeswap @Chrissyreadit a major tradition for my family is making a wildlife tree🌲I thrift porcelain tea cups all year so we can fill them with coconut oil & bird seed before tying them by their handles to various branches in the yard 🐿 we also make garlands with popcorn & cranberries, cinnamon, oranges, & bay leaves 🍃 📸 from Longwood Gardens, another lovely tradition 🎄
This was lovely. The pace was probably a little slower than what I was in the mood for, but it‘s written beautifully. A book about the love of wild places and wild creatures set in the beautiful and untamed wilderness of Alaska.
Fairy tale magic meets the harsh reality of survival.
This was a neat book! I loved the combination of the fairy tale and the reality of homesteading in Alaska in the early 20th century. Beautiful writing inspired by a beautiful and wild landscape 🌲❄️☀️