STILL A Winters Journey by Greg Budig

Shhh….

Imagine….

you are being guided through a winter wonderland.  The snow is falling.  Gently.  Beautifully.  Each flake unique in its own way as you walk through this world of quiet snowfall.

As I sank into the book and viewed the pictures they gave me the impression it was dawn – but no, author Greg Budig whispers his words into the pages:

What seemed like early morning, was really afternoon,

as the ever lowering, powder grey sky covered me in a world of half light.

The words fall on to the pages in a rhythm that reminds me of the snow fall itself.  There is something about reading this book…. I can feel the quiet of what is being written.  It is a Minnesota snow globe day – where the sky hangs low and dark and all is peaceful.

A beautifully written book.  I am Minnesotan and have been all my life and this well written book leaps from the pages into my own world, into my own memories, of walking through the quiet of a snowy, snowy day.


Greg Budig was born and raised on the windswept prairie of western Minnesota in the community of Morris. He grew up with his mom, dad, and four sisters in the spacious house that was attached to the small grocery store that his parents owned and operated for over 30 years. He is the middle child with two older and two younger sisters…needless to say, he never knew the joys of having to share clothes or a room. It was in the privacy of his own room that he spent hours writing, painting, and dreaming.

For over twenty years now, Greg has lived and worked in the city of St. Cloud, Minnesota where he and his lovely wife Cindy are raising three wonderful and imaginative children named Matthew, Emily and Anna. Both their cozy little northside house, as well as their three children, are featured throughout his current book which is entitled “I Hear the Wind”. The book is dedicated to his wife and children, as well as to the memory of his editor Craig Thorn IV who lost his courageous battle with cancer shortly before the book was released.

“Sometimes who we are and what we do are two different things.” Greg has said. He has spent a lifetime working at jobs that have nothing to do with writing or art, but he has always kept the hope alive that his talents will someday be recognized.

I received my copy of this book from Author Greg Budig

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Posted on March 3, 2010, in Book Review and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 27 Comments.

  1. Oh, this does look and sound beautiful! The cover completely draws me in!

  2. This is one that you read , snuggled up by the fire, drinking hot chocolate! A comfort book 🙂

  3. What a beautiful book-I love books that just pull you in and make you feel cozy.

  4. sounds lovely. and i like the bird illustration. are there others inside the book?

  5. Oh, this sounds really nice!

  6. That cover is absolutely awesome. I really want this one.

  7. Gorgeous artwork!! Let’s hope his book makes a big splash!

  8. This sounds so wonderful! I grew up in mid-state Michigan so I’m very familiar with these snowy times. It’s one of the things I miss since moving to Nashville…well, at least the white Christmases anyway. I admit I do not miss the long dragging winter months! This winter in Tennessee has been nice since we have had a lot of snow this year…first time since 2003. I just wish it would have been here for Christmas!

  9. This looks like a gorgeous picture book! I need to get my hands on a copy.

  10. Sheila, thanks for the review. I was picturing myself back home for just a bit and found myself missing MN in the winter. I’m going to have to see if I can get this book from a store because I would love Aidan to see it. He’s been to MN in the summer but never the winter.

  11. Sheila, your review is truly beautiful! Thank you for your kind words.
    I also would like to thank everyone who has posted in regards to my book on here, I like to think of my book as a souvenir of a Midwestern snowy day…without the frost bite!
    If anyone is interested in my book, please request to order it through your favorite independently owned local bookstore!
    Support the indie book stores, they are simply the best!!
    Again…thanks!!

    Greg Budig

  12. Looks and sounds like a lovely book. I miss those snowy days that are so quiet you can hear the snow fall. Wish I were still ordering for our library.

    • I wish you were too Pat – the obvious reason is for your job but I also loved it when I reviewed a book here and you said you were getting it for the library. 🙂 I felt like an accomplice. And loved it! 🙂

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