I didn't pick this one, and I didn't go into it with very high expectations, and the book still managed to fall short. The characters often made me cringe, the plot either moved too slow or too fast (I mean, it changed), the cover is terrible, and everything just didn't seem believable (this coming from the girl who adored the book about time travel and pirates, as well as all of the Harry Potters.). Some of the emotions seemed believable, but some seemed way off. I couldn't get into it, and there were so many loose ends when the book came to it's cliffhanger ending that it's not even funny. I don't recommend it, and I will not be reading the sequel.
On to the Canadian's Guide to Keeping Warm.
1. Invest in sweaters. A lot of them.
2. Get slippers. Remember that if you aren't wearing them because they don't have backs and keep on falling off, you can always sew in elastic to keep them on.
3. Have either a lap dog, or a cat. I think that the lap dog is the better option, warmth-wise, because cats can be very stubborn about staying where you put them. Actually, get both, because you can't just have one!
4. Toques are now your best friend. Embrace them. They will keep your head from freezing.
5. Transform your bed into a large mound of blankets. This step is essential.
6. Space heaters are wonderful.
7. If you can, get a wood stove. Hauling all the wood can be a pain, but wood heat is so much nicer than oil.
What are your favourite staying warm tips?
PS, Hot Chocolate. All the hot chocolate.