We read alot in the winter... and I've found over the years my interests tend to mountaineering and exploration more and more. This year i found a few really good ones. Its tough finding good winter fare and so I rely more and more on recommendations from others. This is one worth checking out.
As Told At The Explorers Club has about 50 short stories, most of them from the early 1900's of exploration and odd stories. Great book for the boat. I found it wandering at Powell's here in Portland, and it was even bargain-priced! They have a few more - http://www.powells.com/biblio/1-9781592286584-3