On cold, gray winter days, there’s nothing better than a warm fireplace, a cup of hot tea, and a good book. That’s just a fact. And when you’re looking for a good fireside book, nothing beats out a snowy tale, a bit of romance or mystery, and maybe even a dash of magic! Here are eleven wintry reads to cuddle up with this December in front of the fireplace.
Book: The Seafarer’s Kiss
Author: Julia Ember
Genre: fairy tale retelling
What it’s about: Ersel has always been fascinated by humans. She visits the shipwrecks foundered by the treacherous icy waters of her home and collects the treasures they’ve left behind, and when a sinking ship strands a young Norse woman on the ice, Ersel can’t help but try to get to know her. The woman, Ragna, is a warrior, and soon she and Ersel have developed a close bond. But when Ersel’s former best friend discovers them together on the ice, he threatens to kill Ragna and reveal Ersel’s indiscretions. Faced with a difficult choice and the prospect of being stuck forever under the ice, Ersel sends up a desperate prayer to Loki. But Loki is a trickster god, and Ersel learns that making a deal with a god can be a dangerous thing.
I don’t know about you, but I am pretty protective of my books which means NO DOGEARING. But I’m also not that great about keeping bookmarks with me, which leads to a lot of random papers and knicknacks being used to keep my place.
I’m pretty sure this DIY is going to put an end to that, though, becuase these tassel bookmarks are so cute I definitely won’t be able to forget them…probably. Continue reading