Good morning! We’ve had a beautiful weekend here in Dallas and thank goodness after the bitter cold we had earlier in the week. Hope you’re all keeping warm wherever you are. On a walk yesterday I noticed the Bradford Pears are starting to bud–I can’t wait for those blossoms to pop!
Last week my sister was reading Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and she mentioned how the book was starting to give her really heavy boots (a term from the book). I asked her if she wanted to put the book in the freezer, but she didn’t understand why I would ask her that.
I reminded her of the Friends episode (link to episode script) where Joey and Rachel put Little Women in the freezer during a particularly sad part of the book. It’s been years since I’ve seen this particular episode but when I very first met Lisa from Books.Lists.Life she was reading A Thousand Splendid Suns and mentioned she needed to put the book in the freezer. Since then I’ve thought about this several times as I’ve wanted to put this book or that in the freezer, hoping to avoid the inevitable but knowing it can’t really happen.
Truth is I’m a sucker for freezer books. Although I hate when something might not go the way I’d like for it to in a book, the emotional attachment I have to certain books or characters is what keeps me reading. I love a book that will make me pause for a second, hug the book, and maybe even shed some tears. One where I can’t bear to turn the pages but knowing I must come to the end. It might be exhausting to read only freezer books, but I wish I encountered them more often.
Some of my favorite freezer books–where I have reviews I’ve linked to them. Obviously I cannot tell you why they are freezer books for fear of spoiling, but it isn’t always the obvious reason.
Have you ever wanted to put a book in the proverbial freezer because of your emotional attachment? Which books have struck a particularly emotional chord with you? What books might you consider “freezer books”?
Looking Back to Last Week
-Last Sunday I asked you how public you make your blogging habits or if you keep it more private amongst those you know in your personal lives. I was hoping to catch the opinion of some non-book bloggers, but there was some great comments!
-Tuesday was Jousting with Joyce and my thoughts on Part I of Ulysses.
-I shared my blah thoughts on True Grit the book and movie remake
-For Weekend Cooking I shared these delicious Buckeye Delights. They’re too good!
Looking Forward to Next Week
I’m hoping for a special Valentine’s Day post for tomorrow–one where I share the memory of my first Valentine’s Day with Scott. My sister chastised me last week for not having a Wordless Wednesday post, so I’ll either do a WW or a random post as I had another sonogram yesterday. This was just for fun, but we did confirm that Little Miss is in fact a baby girl. Whew! Other than that, I’m not sure. I’m avoiding having to take a blogging break but I have a feeling it’s inevitable with the amount of Continuing Education hours I need to get by the end of the month for my insurance license renewal coming up. I’ll be glad when all of that is behind me for a while!