I was asked a question a little while ago, if I was stranded in the middle of a blizzard, what three books would I want with me.
Three? Only three?
Was my first response. But the questioner was very firm on this number.
So I scratched my head, and decided to think about this seriously. I also decided that if I was only allowed three, I better make them big, thick, hefty tomes.
My first pick….The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean. M. Auel. The first in the Earths Children series. I discovered these books when I was eighteen, and they fascinated me. A saga set at the end of the last Ice Age, the stories follow Ayla; an orphan child of the Others when she is adopted by the medicine woman of a tribe of Neanderthals. The authors research and attention to detail in her writing is awe inspiring, setting for us an epic saga. Truly wonderful books that I can lose myself in time and again. It’s also a hefty chunk of rainforest–to help me through the blizzard.
Next choice is Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by the inimitable J. K. Rowling. Yep. There I said it. Yes, I am a big kid. But damn it…I love these books. All of them. But this one most of all. Do I really need to tell you why?
Third choice…The Night Off by Meghan O’Brien. I won’t tell you too much about this one…other than if there was ever an award given out for the longest sex scene ever written…this would be the winner. Forget fifty shades, forget Lady Chatterleys Lover. This story…well, lets just say I’m bringing it along to melt the snow and ice!
So there you have it…my top three blizzard bearing books. If ya take a look, I hope you enjoy ’em!
Oh…but if you want to take mine with you instead of one of these…you can get Ladyfish from here. And I really hope you enjoy that one!
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I love the Clan of the Cavebear series. So often as a kid I would think of myself as Ayla.
They are very cool books. I think my absolute fav was shelters of stone. Shame there won’t be anymore. 😞