Midwinter Eve is always my favourite hop of the year. There’s something about the badge that draws me back! Thank you, BookHounds for making it all possible.
Midwinter is probably my favourite time, provided I’m not chasing my tailing trying to do too much before visitors arrive. The days are dark, true, but there is promise beyond them. Winter solstice is the turning point, and I immediately appreciate the start of slightly longer days, even if the earth’s wobble does mean that sunrise gets a few minutes later before it ‘turns the corner’, the sunsets are slightly later straight away. Those days are lengthening, and the birds start to sing to advertise their territories!
My Midwinter prize
The prize this year is one book from my choice of Books of the Year, to one winner internationally. You can see the full list and summaries on this post from Monday, but you can also click the titles here to go to my reviews of them.
- A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers
- The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths
- Castle Hangnail by Ursula Vernon
- Forged in Blood I & II by Lindsay Buroker
- Nemesis by Lindsey Davis
- The Survival Game by Nicky Singer
- The Company of Eight by Harriet Whitehorn
- The Shadow of the Two Princes by Wendy Leighton-Porter
- Recovering Apollo 8 by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
- Death by Adverb by Rebecca Douglass
- Daemon by Doug Dandridge
- I Am Thunder by Mohammed Khan
Entries open to anyone over 18, living in a country where this type of competition is allowed. Winner(s) will be notified by email and asked to respond (with the information requested) within 48 hours. No responsibility is accepted for failure of electronic or physical mailing or information services.
Now go Hopping!