A Wintery Poem by Robert Hayden | BE Winter Day 18

Today’s prompt for the Bookending Winter Event (click here for more info) is as follows:

Find a Winter-themed poem and explain what you like about it. The really brave among us may also write their own poems.

I chose this poem by Robert Hayden because it is an anecdote that really pulls my heartstrings and contains very vivid descriptions about what cold feels like. I’ll go more into detail below.

Those Winter Sundays

Sundays too my father got up early
and put his clothes on in the blueblack cold,
then with cracked hands that ached
from labor in the weekday weather made
banked fires blaze. No one ever thanked him.

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The 10 Prettiest Books I Own | BE Winter Day 17

Today’s Bookending Winter prompt is “Decorate Your Christmas Tree: Take photographs and show off the prettiest books you own.” Honestly, if I had a massive Christmas tree and someone would invent a way to hang books in it without damaging them that would be absolutely perfect. For the moment, though, I have gone for more of a cosy-reading-nook kind of approach.

Here are the 10 prettiest books I own (in no particular order). Small warning: I’m going to ask you which one you like best at the end of this post.

You may not be able to tell from this picture, but the turquoise trees, birds and text are made from a shimmery foil which makes the cover super pretty. I also love this colour combination.

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Weasley Jumper Book Tag | BE Winter Day 16

You have been invited to spend Christmas at the Burrow! Knowing Mrs Weasley’s tradition of knitting everyone a jumper as a present, you have decided to gift each Weasley a book…

This tag is one of my prompts for Bookending Winter 2019. If you’d like to find out more about this event, click here.

The Rules:

  1. Refer back to this post & the person who nominated you.
  2. Choose a book for each member of the Weasley family. I’ve added descriptions below, but feel free to go by your own knowledge.
  3. Tag whatever amount of people you like.
  4. If this tag is part of your Bookending Winter posts, remember to add their logo.
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5 Books To Get You Into The Winter Spirit

Let’s be honest, winter can be a bit shit. It’s cold, dark, the trees are bare and everything is a bit depressing. Fortunately it also has its upsides: think warm jumpers, cups of tea, cosy blankets… These five books will remind you of those.

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. This book’s protagonist, Margaret Lea, knows no better way to spend an evening than to huddle under the covers with a good book and will thereby definitely remind you of the joys of winter. Margaret is asked to write the biography famous author Vida Winter and slowly unravels this woman’s mysterious past.

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Bookending Winter 2019 Announcement!

It’s almost time for the Bookending Winter event!

Fellow bookbloggers Sam @ Fictionally Sam and Clo @ Cuppa Clo organize Bookend Events each season to bring the book blogging community closer together & inspire each other with fun prompts. There will be a prompt for each day of December, and to participate you have to do a minimum of 3 of them. Sounds doable, right? I had a lot of fun with this event last year (which this picture is actually from— I haven’t set up a Christmas tree yet).

This year, I’m going to be one of the hosts! My hosting dates are the 16th – 18th of December and you can expect following from me: Continue reading “Bookending Winter 2019 Announcement!”