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December 2018

This month the theme is #chilloutread.

Will you be shivering or chilling with Ice station by Matthew Reilly,  Ice Station Zebra by Alistair MacLean or Chasing the light by Jesse Blackadder?  You may also want to explore the history of the Antarctic with information about Roald Amundsen, Ernest Shackleton, Robert Scott and their expeditions.

Will you be reading books which make chills go up your spine, or watching or reading tales of crime that makes your blood run cold or is true crime more your style? Do you chill with Jo Nesbo, Henning Mankell, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir and Karin Alvtegen and their characters in cold climates? Or are you seeking to chill out and relax?  This could be a time to try reading some comics, or is reading about romance more your #chilloutread?

Perhaps ice-cream and gelato recipes will your #chilloutread, or will you be making cocktails, reading about craft beer, or even making it.

Hobbies can help us chill, so you may want to explore knitting, crochet, or cycling (or you could be knitting and crocheting while watching the Tour de France).  Will you be playing winter sports in the chill to keep warm, or summer sports to chill out?

Do games help you chill?  Does World of Warcraft help (with the chilly home world of the Dwarves and Gnomes), or do you chill with crossword or jigsaw puzzles, or would you rather scrabble or other board games?

What music helps you chill out?  Or do you want the speakers to freeze so you have silence?

We also should include Frozen, The snow queen, and the Lion, the witch and the wardrobe.  If you want sadder reading try, The little match girl and the Happy prince, and of course, “Winter is coming”.  The Hobbit and The Lord of the rings are also titles to watch or read or play.

Where’s your favourite place to chill out whilst you’re reading?

book bench

(c) Elliott Brown/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

What will be your favourite #chilloutread this month? Don’t forget …while you are reading, playing or watching, you might like to tweet about it using  #chilloutread #rwpchat so that other people can have a conversation with you about it.  You can add to the discussion on Pinterest too. You might like to post your photographs to Instagram or Flickr and use  #chilloutread #rwpchat so others can share in your reading, watching and playing.

There will be a Twitter discussion on 18 December starting at 11am and 8.00pm Australian Eastern Standard Time.  6.00pm Singapore Standard Time, 12.00 noon Central European Summer Time, 9am – 11am BST.  Note this is a staggered discussion.

Use the tags  #chilloutread and #rwpchat as you discuss your reading, watching and playing, so others can join in the conversation too.

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