Last spring, we recommended our favorite books and movies which included warm and cozy scenes as well as authors who tended to write such books. I thought for autumn, as we are entering the cold months in the northern hemisphere (I'm sure those in the southern hemisphere can remember the recent cold!)... we'll recommend books and movies that make us feel warm and cozy.
I enjoyed learning about new authors and movies to search for at book sales and the library.
I'm including a link to the May recommendations to give you an idea of what we did before. Do feel free to include the same books and movies on this list if they are your favorites. All I ask is this... that whatever books and movie suggestions are given, they would be appropriate for young ladies.
You can give as few or as many recommendations as you like. When possible after I return, I'll assemble them all in one post as I did before. I will also include the link back to this post where you can read comments. Feel free to wax poetic about your suggestions and perhaps let us know why a particular book or movie makes you feel warm and cozy.
I will be dividing them between: Recommended Authors; Fiction (which includes favorite children's books, grownup books, poetry, etc.); Book series; Nonfiction books about cooking, gardening, and decorating; General Nonfiction; and Recommended Movies (which can include TV show DVDs).
I can also add a Misc. column should anything come up which doesn't fit anything else. You will also notice some books will be listed individually as well as part of a series... that's fine.
I'll be adding my recommendations later but here is an example giving some of my favorites that make me feel all warm and cozy in cold weather...
AUTHORS (Fiction & Nonfiction)
Christy by Catherine Marshall
The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Mitford Series by Jan Karon
The Oxford Chronicles by Melanie Jeschke
NONFICTION BOOKS ABOUT COOKING, GARDENING, & DECORATING
Creating a Beautiful Home by Alexandra Stoddard
Living a Beautiful Life by Alexandra Stoddard
Georgia Cooking In a Oklahoma Kitchen by Trisha Yearwood
The Farm Chicks in the Kitchen by Thompson & Edwards
Down to Earth Gardener by Suzy Bales
A Woman After God's Own Heart by Elizabeth George
The Mission of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson
A Charlotte Mason Companion by Karen Andreola
MOVIES & TV SHOWS
You've Got Mail
Last of the Summer Wine (BBC)
Mr. Rogers (PBS) (yeah, really). :)
As you would expect, I have many more books and media that make me feel warm and cozy but the above is just to give you an example. This is going to be your list to print and use! You have given me so much... this is an easy way for me to give back.
To view the link the first book recommendations post... go here.
I hope we get lots and lots of recommendations. I won't be posting for a couple of weeks (not only am I traveling but my brain needs a break). I will be reading my e-mails... and moderating comments, of course. :)
Added: I suppose this is obvious but in case it isn't... give your recommendations by adding a comment here, even if it is really long... or you can e-mail me if you want.
Another Added: I'm in New England! Gorgeous scenery and beautiful grandchildren! I forgot on my original list that I must have Frugal Luxuries by our dear Tracey. (It was on my list but I was in a hurry!) It is one of my all time favorite books to take off the shelf on a cold, snowy day. :)
Picture: Bedtime Story by Alan Sakhavarz