The Sunday Salon – October already! When did that happen?

It seems the days/weeks/months are flying by this year.  While I will not admit to being ready for October, I am ready for fall — my favorite time of year.  Unfortunately, I don’t live in an area where the leaves turn colors.  They go from green to brown and then fall off; not exciting at all.  When you grow up in the Poconos, all other fall foliage is a disappointment by comparison.

Since it is October, I thought I’d do a September wrap-up.  Last month, I read nine books which actually surprised me because I didn’t feel as if I read much in September.

Appointment in Samarra by John O’Hara

Esperanza by Trish J. MacGregor

The Mosaic of Shadows by Tom Harper

Dracula in Love by Karen Essex

Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach

The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell

Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

The Dead Path by Stephen M. Irwin

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

While I enjoyed several of the books, a few others felt blah but no overwhelmingly bad reads or DNFs so a good month in the end.  I hope to have reviews up for several of the above books this week.

I’m currently reading The Clouds Beneath the Sun by Mackenzie Ford and so far it’s a good read.  It takes place on an anthropological dig in Africa in the 1960s; a very interesting setting with a lot of potential conflict.  I wasn’t so sure about this one early on but it seems to have found its footing.  I hope to be able to spend some quality time with it today.  The weather here has been wonderful the last two days, and instead of reading, we’ve been outside enjoying the cool, dry days.  I’m hoping to combine my reading with some outdoor time later today.

Happy Sunday.  🙂

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4 thoughts on “The Sunday Salon – October already! When did that happen?

  1. Fall is my favorite too! I’m sorry you don’t have much leaf color where you are. When I was a kid, we used to collect big boxes of colorful, dried leaves eery autumn and mail them to my aunt in Germany, who grew up in Indiana and missed all the fall hues. I hope you get to see some gorgeous trees sometime during this fall!

    Happy reading / outside time!

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