I begin to pull several books off the shelf that have waited ever so patiently for my attention. I often find myself initially grabbing old time childhood favorites such as; Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys mystery series. Other times I look to books that have continuously inspired me such as Walden and Civil Disobedience by Thoreau and Aldo Leopold by Thomas Tanner. Sometimes I look to local authors, present and past, who have knowledge of the Adirondacks such as; Woodswoman series by Anne LaBastille; Adirondack Short Stories by Jack Woods; Actively Adirondack by Randy Lewis and Over the Mountain and Home Again by Edward Kanze.
To spend the day engulfed in a book is like meeting new or old friends, over and over again. Hiding away in the comfort of my cabin, with the company of a book, aids me to not think about the erratic weather that has crossed the landscape. I can travel the world with a flip of a page and relive an adventure through the eyes of a new found friend.
So as the weather keeps us from playing outdoors, share what you read during this winter season. What is your go-to book for the days when the weather is less than inviting?