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Jan. 18-21: What are we reading now? Any weather-themed choices?

When Wanderers Cease to Roam: A Traveler's Journal of Staying Put ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14813352 ) moved to my current-reading stack due to the latest snowstorm; its lovely sketches - which opened with January scenes of winter - fit the mood perfectly.

Carrying-around book is now Mogworld ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14813433 ), by the sardonically humorous Yahtzee Croshaw. (Nothing weather-related about that one - I choose carrying-around books for size mainly {wry grin}.)

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When Wanderers Cease to Roam: A Traveler's Journal of Staying Put ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14813352/ ) moved to my current-reading stack due to the latest snowstorm; its lovely sketches - which opened with January scenes of winter - fit the mood perfectly.

Carrying-around book is now Mogworld ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14813433/ ), by the sardonically humorous Yahtzee Croshaw. (Nothing weather-related about that one - I choose carrying-around books for size mainly {wry grin}.)
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My book

I am reading Naive Super by Erlend Loe. A strange book from a Norwegian author that has a lot of funny lists in the writing. Nothing related to weather but at the moment it is very cold here but no fresh snow.
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RE: My book

which is set in the Australian outback during a monthlong draught.
It's the biggest difference in weather to where I live that could possibly be

You made me smile, as there's a definite coincidence with my reading :-) The Fever Tree by Jennifer McVeigh is set in late 19th century South Africa. I'm reading the last few chapters where it looks like we might finally be coming to the end of a two year drought! Here in North Yorkshire the temperatures are hovering around freezing, there's ice and snow remains frozen on the ground and, although it's sunny at the moment, we've been having wintry showers for days, more forecast!
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The Fever Tree by Jennifer McVeigh is set in late 19th century South Africa.

I finished this compelling novel this morning - heat, drought, and dust, while I'm in a chilly town.
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14365992

And my nonfiction, White Cargo by Felicity Kendal, is equally hot, describing her childhood touring India with her parents' Shakespearean (mostly) theatre company.

I don't have a carrying around novel in progress but might choose something wintry to redress the balance. I know I still have several Christmas titles on the Kindle :-)

My next novel will be one of only two on my shelves that have been registered by other BookCrossers, probably The Queene's Cure by Karen Harper, with thanks to Deltic for this Elizabeth mystery.
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I don't have a carrying around novel in progress but might choose something wintry to redress the balance. I know I still have several Christmas titles on the Kindle :-)

This afternoon I read Christmas at the Grange by T E Kinsey, a seasonal novella, Edwardian mystery. no snow but some chilly December weather!
Sticking with the Christmas/wintry theme, I've chosen Christmas on the Coast by Rebecca Boxall next.
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Sticking with the Christmas/wintry theme, I've chosen Christmas on the Coast by Rebecca Boxall next.

A lovely story of love and reconciliation set on Jersey in the run up to Christmas in 1941, during the German Occupation, and 2016, ending with Christmas lunch in the present on a unexpectedly snowy day!
I think I've probably had enough of Christmas for now . . . . maybe a mystery next . . . .
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maybe a mystery next . . . .

A Quiet Life in the Country by T E Kinsey, the first of his Lady Hardcastle mysteries
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A Quiet Life in the Country by T E Kinsey, the first of his Lady Hardcastle mysteries

Finished it. Entertaining mystery set in rural Edwardian England. All very silly!
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And my nonfiction, White Cargo by Felicity Kendal, is equally hot, describing her childhood touring India with her parents' Shakespearean (mostly) theatre company.

I've now finished this rather odd memoir!
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14818829
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My next novel will be one of only two on my shelves that have been registered by other BookCrossers, probably The Queene's Cure by Karen Harper, with thanks to Deltic for this Elizabeth mystery.

I quit, leaving me officially between books!
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14160715

Looks like we need a new Thread . . . . so I'll start one to record my next choices :-)
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I'm reading The Dry by Jane Harper (http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14558889) which is set in the Australian outback during a monthlong draught.
It's the biggest difference in weather to where I live that could possibly be! The book is very atmospheric and you can practically feel the dry heat the characters are experiencing. It's a stark contrast to the very rainy, stormy winter we have in Berlin right now. Here every day is cloudy and most often very wet.
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Irena's Children by Tilar J. Mazzeo
The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin
Sizzling Sixteen by Stephanie Evanovich
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It is not weather themed.

Tumble Wilson (a girl) and Blue Montgomery (a boy) are determined to face the golden gator who cursed their ancestors two hundred years ago and banish the bad luck that has followed them all their lives.

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This is the 3rd book in the Hap and Leonard series which I have been enjoying. It is also the basis for the next TV installment that will be coming along soon. Thought I better get the book read first!

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14636154
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I found this Jack Reacher paperback (that I hadn't even heard about) for 50 cents at a used book store.

All other reading had to wait, as I love me a Jack Reacher story.
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Adding Slade House ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14598124 ) to my bedside reading; it's about a mysterious house-that-wasn't-there, which seems to entice passers-by who are never seen again...
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In the summer of 1968 three sisters travel to California to spend time with the mother they barely know who sends them to a summer camp run by the Black Panthers.
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Grit

Well you spread it on the icy roads do you not? This is a different type of grit. What's more important for success: talent or effort? According to the author (Angela Duckworth), research tells us that passion and perseverance far outweigh talent. Successful musicians, sports stars, business people et al have been interviewed and the results are illuminating. A worthy read for those wanting to get ahead.
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...although the last few days have been surprisingly warm, in the 50s (!), so the snow's melting fast. But the book's still fascinating so far:

Hoosh: Roast Penguin, Scurvy Day, and Other Stories of Antarctic Cuisine ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14774106/ ), about meals in the Antarctic, from the early days of exploration to the modern research stations. [This is one of those books that fits so many of my favorite release challenges that it makes my head spin; one-word-title, E-less title, the-places-we'll-go, and more. But I'm aiming this one at the Wild Bird challenge and the Wine+Food challenge, which will overlap in February.]
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Just finished Two-Bear Mambo by Lansdale and to my surprise it was very much weather themed. Most of the book takes place during a torrential rain and flooding in a small rednecked town in East Texas. Very enjoyable read if you are not too easily offended!

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