Okay. It's time to call it. The long days of summer are gone, and with them went the endless opportunity to take on a new project or adventure, no matter the time. For the next few months, the daylight hours will be spent mostly at work, with our free time coinciding with the dark, crisp nights of the season. The perfect time to do a little whittling or carving by the fireplace, or perhaps time to start a pot of your famous chili and cast iron cornbread. Or, when you just have a few spare minutes to yourself, read a great book.
So, let's hear it. What's on your fall reading list? Are you going to take on something you've been meaning to get to? Perhaps a thriller or ghost story to coincide with Halloween, or a new how-to manual to inspire winter projects? Fiction, non-fiction, instructional, coffee table, technical manual…if you're reading it this fall, I wanna hear about it.
As for me, I'm spending a little time each day with my Audobon guides, so I can better understand what I'll be seeing on my hikes and outdoor travels over the next few months. They're not books you read cover to cover, so I'm taking a bit each day, so there's time for the info to settle in. I've been mainlining a few cookbooks I got from the library, deciding which ones I want to add to the collection. And for my novel, I'm digging into “It” by Stephen King, which seems as good as anything for the season. I picked it up at a garage sale for a dollar. Spoiler alert: it's long. 1100 pages, tiny print. I guess it's a good value.