Thursday, September 01, 2011

Booking Through Thursday: Stormy Weather

This week, BTT asks: "What’s your book with weather events? Hurricanes? Tornadoes? Blizzards? Real? Fiction? Doesn’t comes up a lot in books, so there’s got to be a favorite somewhere, huh?"

I suppose that's true -- most authors do make use of weather at some point: as a plot device, or sometimes just to set a mood. But I'm not sure I have a favorite "weather book."

Of all the books I've read, I can really only think of two in which weather plays a major role -- Wuthering Heights and The Grapes of Wrath. Of course, there's also Dr. Seuss's Bartholomew and the Oobleck -- but I'm not sure I've ever actually read that one, or just read about it (brain getting a little mushy these days).

So I guess I'd have to say that, unless it's a major element in the story, I pretty much ignore literary weather systems. Wish I could do that in real life, too.


  1. Oh MAN, Oobleck is a CLASSIC! I hadn't even thought about it for weather. Very good thought.

  2. my favorite weather book...The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger. Now that is weather!

  3. nice choice.

  4. Great answer (and blog - new follower)! I totally forgot about all the weather in Wuthering Heights.

    My BTT is here.

  5. Oh yes, Wuthering Hwights for sure :)

    Here's mine:

  6. I couldn't think of a weather book when I saw the question, but Wuthering Heights is a great pick.

  7. Thanks, everyone, for stopping by!

    Thanks so much for becoming a follower!

    Actually, I thought about The Perfect Storm, too. But I've never read that one. It's on my TBR list, though.


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