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Snow Day Favorites

So I don't know about you, but here in Missouri we've been stuck in the Snowpocalypse! You can't really tell from the photo, but we have about 12 inches of snow. I've even had two snow days from work!

So with all the snow, I was thinking about snow day favorites. What books or movies are go-tos when you have a snow day? Here are a few of mine:

-Anne of Green Gables (book or movie)-there really is no better time to re-read or re-watch Anne of Greene Gables than during a snow day. Since the movies are so you long, you can actually watch the whole thing in one day if you have a day off. (But only one and two-never, ever three). And the books are perfect for cuddling up with and enjoying Anne's antics and her romance with Gilbert.

-Romance novels-Snow days make me want to curl up and read a cozy read and romance novels are perfect for this! Right now I'm reading the new Jenny B. Jones book, Save the Date, a fun romantic comedy that's perfect for curling up and reading in one sitting.

-Veronica Mars-These past two snow days I've been having a Veronica Mars marathon. Really, one of the best ways to watch this show is non-stop episode after episode. The snarky, witty comments, the mysteries that I already know but still surprise me, and the fantastic character development and relationships make this show one I want to watch over and over. If you haven't seen Veronica Mars, you must watch it now! YA lovers will love it!

-Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog-Mr. GreenBeanSexyMan and I love this musical/webseries. We watch it around once a month and sing along to the soundtrack all the time. So of course it will be playing at our house!

-Pretty Much anything from Masterpiece Theater-I've been a huge Masterpiece Theater kick lately, thanks to Downton Abbey, which of course I watched the night it started snowing. And Mr. GreenBeanSexyMan and I have the last episode of Sherlock to watch tonight! (Two more shows I highly recommend!)

So what about you? What movies and books are your must haves for snow days? If you're stuck in snow too I hope you have plenty to read!


  1. I LOVE Downton Abbey & Sherlock! Oh how I wish I had snow days for marathons of each. :)

  2. Jane Austen is my go-to snowy day author. I've been on quite the Jane Austen kick, especially after getting completely sucked into Downton Abbey. Ahh, period dramas--there's no better way to pass a snow day.

  3. I'm in the midst of a Buffy marathon right now. Some other feel-good favorites are Bach To The Future, Pride and Prejudice (with Kiera Knightly) and National Treasure. I don't really have any go-to books- its usually whatever I'm reading at the moment. Right now its Blood Magic arc by Tessa Gratton that my totally awesome teen librarian let me borrow ;p

  4. Thank you for the mention, girl. I still have to watch the finale (before the sequel?wah?) to Downton Abbey. And I am still in mourning over Veronica Mars. : (

  5. Big Bang Theory. Gilmore Girls.
    -nods- And I ended up rereading the Host today. :P Snowpocalpyse indeed!

  6. I'm just one state over in Kansas and we got walloped too (though, we fell 4 inches short of your foot). This is the 4th or 5th "major" snow storm we've had. V.Mars is definitely on my list too - I agree, a marathon is the only way to watch it, but I ran through those on January 8-9 when we got hit the first time this winter.

    The West Wing and Gilmore Girls are on my "snow day" list as are the Harry Potter books. There's something uber comforting about revisiting an old favorite - tv show, movie or book. Last winter I had several Buffy Marathons.

  7. There are some Masterpiece Theatre movies/series that I can't get into but I do have to start watching more! I have to watch North & South (which I think is BBC not MT) because I continue to see people raving about it on Twitter all the time.

  8. Well recently I read the anthology Let it Snow by John Green, Lauren Myracle, and Maureen Johnson. It's a really great winter/Christmas/snow day read.


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