Winter is a great time for reading (as are spring, summer and fall :>}). I highly recommend "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society". It's a marvelous book, written in the form of letters. The story takes place just after World War II, and the main characters live in Guernsey, one of the Channel islands, which had been occupied by Nazi soldiers for five years. The Occupation is over and the islanders are putting their lives back together. Did you ever see a snowman with a beard before?