Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Book List Meme: Books That Make Me Long for Warmer Weather

As I sit here with cold feet and chilled arms, I can't help but long for warmer weather!  Last night I told T that I was moving to Hawaii as soon as possible.  I wish I could follow through with that!

Three Books That Make Me Long For Warmer Weather
  1. The Amelia Peabody series by Elizabeth Peters -- Set in Egypt, the sun is always blaring in these books.
  2. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett -- This book makes me long for a garden where I can just lay down and read and absorb the rays.
  3. A Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie -- I too would love to be on the beach, enjoying cocktails and swimming!
Imagining a respite from the grey,


  1. I can absolutely relate to both the sentiment and the books! Unfortunately, I saw the Mystery in the Caribbean movie not too long ago, or I'd probably pull it off the shelf today, now that you've reminded me of it.

    I live pretty far south, and while we haven't suffered like the folks in the northeast, I sometimes wonder whether we don't FEEL as cold because we're not psychologically equipped for it (and neither are our houses - well, not psychologically, but you know what I mean ...)

  2. I totally agree with regards to the Amelia Peabody series and thoughts of searing sun. I'm not a huge fan of hot weather, but this winter has been a bear.

  3. These all sound wonderful! I haven't read any of them but I have heard of Amelia Peabody and it really interests me. Thanks for the great list!

  4. Solsticia - Yes, we've had an unseasonably warm winter here in the Pacific Northwest but it still feels cold!

    Jane - I think I'm going to restart the Amelia books soon. I think there is a new one this summer too!

    Rebecca - Amelia Peabody books should count for the Women Unbound challenge! She's awesome!

  5. I have not read any of these titles either!! I've been thinking about this list lately and I just cannot seem to come up with three books!! It is beginning to make me wonder if I am just into drab and dreary these days!!

  6. Tif - Well, maybe it's just a sign that you are content with where you are and not longing for something else. ;)

  7. Hmmm . . . Good point! Though there are many days that I do wish I was where you are!! :)