Can a book make you….feel cold? Instalment 2 of the “Can a book make you” series

Time-lapse animation of melting ice-cubes in a...

Can a book make you…feel cold?

Instalment 2 of the Can a book make you…series

Ever read a book on a hot, summer day and yet felt like snuggling under a duvet? Try reading Miss Smilla’s feeling for snow, by Peter Hoeg, a beautifully constructed thriller set against a background of ice and snow. A gripping tale, which builds up to real tension and suspense, and makes you reach for your hottest items of clothing no matter what the weather is like.

I remember my mother reading it, and then putting the book down to do some errands outside.


Cover (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

She wore much more than the mild Roman weather warranted for, and had to come back home to change. Here is the Italian version for old times’ sake.

Have you ever read a book which made you cold?

More Can a book make you … in my next posts. But in the meantime, here is a lovely tip for beautiful glass jars which fits with the cold theme of today:

Put a few drops of food colouring into ice cube containers, fill with water and freeze overnight. Then carefully place the iced cubes in glass jars, arrange a small lit up candle in between and watch the colours shine through the glass. Lovely to decorate a table full of food. The ice cubes will eventually melt into a mess, but this is a small detail, is it not? We don’t want to be petty on a cold, cold night…..


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Who, me? A fan of good reads and glass jars experiences; budding fiction writer in the very little and spare time available...
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3 Responses to Can a book make you….feel cold? Instalment 2 of the “Can a book make you” series

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