Groundhog Day

Among the important days of early February – Elmo’s birthday (Sesame Street and youtube star) on the 3rd, Charles Dickens and Laura Wilder Ingalls on the 7th – Groundhog Day stands out – Feburary 2nd.

Verilyn Klinkenborg’s commentary in the Sunday New York Times – Questions About the Groundhog notes…

“After months of profound hibernation, drugged by the body of fat of summer, a groundhog sometimes, on a mild winter day, pokes its head of of its burrow.  What it thinks, no one knows.  But it always makes the right decision. It goes back to bed.”

Maybe with a book to read while waiting for Spring?

Books to Read When You Are Snowbound

Yesterday was Groundhog Day, and Punxsutawney Phil saw no shadow –  Spring is around the corner – maybe.

Authors I can cozy up to – whatever the weather…


Elizabeth Berg –  The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted: And Other Small Acts of Liberation –  a book of short essays.  The title essay is the first and funniest, but they will all give you a good laugh and permission to enjoy the comfort you need – whether or not you can get out.

Catherine Coulter –  historical romances: usually a tall handsome Duke who pursues and eventually marries a feisty heroine.  Any title will do – they are pretty much the same –  but Rosehaven tops the list.