Hello April, have you seen Spring anywhere?

Seriously, is this what my Easter break is supposed to look like?   20130403-125948.jpg This is the view from my parents’ house near Warsaw. And the snow is still falling. Will it ever stop? There isn’t much comfort in staying warm, indoors. I love staying all snug when winter just starts, but this is ridiculous. I long for the outdoors, for my garden. I’m sick of winter boots and hats and scarves. I’m ready for ice cream and sunshine.

So I take comfort in too much chocolate and in my books. I just finished reading Seraphina by Rachel Hartman, which I loved. I’m now reading On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder (for this readalong) and Every Day by David Levithan. Both are promising.

I don’t have access to all my bookish stuff from my parents’ house, so I’ll leave my bookish goals update for another time. Maybe it’s actually better that I can include April too, I didn’t get much reading done in March… Well, I did read a lot, but I couldn’t concentrate very well and I didn’t finish much.

What are you doing to get through this long winter? I’ll bet chocolate and books are also involved!