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Winter Reading

by habituallychic

12 . 28 . 13
The love of learning,the sequestered nooks,
And all the sweet serenity of books.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

As much as I love reading on the beach in the summer, there is really nothing better than snuggling up with a good book in the winter.  Yesterday, I stopped by the Strand Bookstore in the newly renovated Club Monaco store on lower Fifth Avenue, who is also having a big sale by the way, where I picked Speedboat by Renata Adler. It’s a reprint of the original that was published 1971 with an afterword by Guy Trebay. Buying new books is probably the reason why I still haven’t finished The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt which was my goal this holiday vacation. 
Very curious to hear what you all are reading this winter.
Bon weekend!

Photo by me via instagram.

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  1. DaniBP December 28, 2013 | 7:09 pm

    This is the time of year when I do the most reading for sure. Currently I’m reading a novel by Peter Ackroyd: Three Brothers. I’m liking it very much. When I’m finished I’ll be starting on Edith Wharton’s The Custom of the Country for my blog book club, please join us if you like! Then I’ll need a couple of page-turners, something lighter, for our trip down south in February…nothing too serious by the pool.
    Happy New Year to you Heather!

  2. Coulda shoulda woulda December 28, 2013 | 7:12 pm

    Before I go to Sleep which is a thriller and being made into a movie starring Nicole Kidman – from a first time novelist and the Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton for a book club. PS Happy new year!

  3. Robin December 28, 2013 | 9:31 pm

    I’m reading The Gardner Heist by Ulrich Boser, about the famous art theft in Boston. Fascinating reading and makes me want to visit the museum again (haven’t been in almost 20 years!).

  4. slf December 29, 2013 | 2:41 am

    After reading Midnight at the Dragon Cafe by Judy Fong Bates, I was inspired to read her memoir The Year of Finding Memory. Both were great! I love Amy Tan but this Canadian author deserves attention for her fine writing, too.

  5. MJH Design Arts December 29, 2013 | 2:46 pm

    Rereading The 48 Laws of Power–picking up some needed pointers.

  6. Wren Brocke December 29, 2013 | 3:27 pm

    I am currently reading The Book Thief and A Circle of Quiet by Madeleine L’Engle. I like to take my fiction with a side of non-. Personally, I enjoy reading on the beach better than curling up in the winter with a book. I read To Kill a Mockingbird and The Great Gatsby on the beach while catching some rays in summers past, and it was very relaxing and soothing. There is nothing like reading a classic against the backdrop of a beating ocean. How are you liking Goldfinch? I keep seeing it at the bookstore and wondering if it’s any good. You’ll have to let us know what you think when you finish!

  7. Mary December 29, 2013 | 11:21 pm

    I can hardly put down The Goldfinch — hope you have time to get back to it, Heather. To all, happy reading in 2014!

    Mary in Pittsburgh

  8. Christina Phillis December 29, 2013 | 11:49 pm

    I am reading a Christmas gift, Inside the Dream Palace. Also from Pittsburgh! -Christina

  9. Michael Hampton December 30, 2013 | 2:32 am


    I am so glad to know that I am not alone in not finishing “The Goldfinch”. It is truly an epic book, which I am thoroughly enjoying but I find that I have to take a break from time to time. It is sometimes exhausting being in the mind of the protagonist. The books takes you on such an amazing journey. Sometimes filled with beauty and other times filled with a sadness and ugliness. I am nearing the end though! Will be curious to hear what you think.


    Michael Hampton

  10. JenV December 31, 2013 | 12:01 am

    Your instagram pic inspired me to hit up Diesel in the country mart yesterday and bought Angelica Huston’s bio and The Interestings. Bought The Goldfinch in NY last month. Haven’t started it yet. Heard great things about all of these.