If you've gotten out of the habit of reading aloud now is the time to get back at it. You've got a bunch of long dark evenings to fill before Spring. It's a great time to break out those soft winter throws, candles, and cocoa for an hour or so on the couch. You won't regret taking the time and building these family memories.
There are 89 official days of Winter, in Chicago, it's more like 112 days. So how about we settle on my top 100 Wintertide reads? I don't want to commit to a schedule of posts right now, but I can guarantee that I'll get them all up before March 1. They may post in spurts just like the snowstorms. One week you may get a foot of snow and five books and another week only one. I like living on the edge. I'm starting earlier than the Winter Solstice so you'll have time to either search your bookshelves or request them from the library. I'll try and post all the Santa Mythology pre-Christmas.
Just a reminder that although I post Amazon links, you should not feel like you need to buy these books. I'll take the 15 cents if you do- but I don't even own all these books. We use our library more than most people. It's one of the only taxes I pay where I know I'm getting my money's worth.
If you don't enjoy reading aloud yourself, I'll post the Audible link and the Overdrive link if it's available. There are some books where the narration is so excellent that you'll want to sit back and listen along.