Happy Autumn!

I walk in your world
a mercy, a healing–
Autumn is a king’s progress

largesse lies ripe on the land
up, down the furrow your midas touch

rains gold,
rainbows are from your glance
Fall of rain, evenfall, all all is blessing!

~Daniel Berrigan

I have a book review scheduled for this week, which could mean the start of something!

I caught a blog post by Karen at Booker Talk recently that spoke about what to do when you don’t feel like writing book reviews. It was rather comforting and the comments were very helpful. I try to remember I am doing this blog because I want to, so what does it mean when I don’t?

I was a bit worried that I was just going to stop altogether, but now that my mom has settled in I realize I had lost my rhythm of reading and writing, because other priorities had come to the fore. But a rhythm to our days is emerging and as a creature of habit and routine the flow was missing and I had to wait until a new routine emerged.

At any rate, it’s Fall and this season brings many events that always get me excited.

  1. RIP (September and October): My plan for this year is to concentrate on collections by two authors, HP Lovecraft’s short stories in September and HG Wells in October, particularly his collection called, The Stolen Bacillus and other Incidents. I really want to reread The War of the Worlds sometime and maybe this will be the time, but I am not sure. I have had these compendiums by both authors on my Kindle for years, so it’s time to get to them!
  2. Witch Week in October (31-Nov 6), is always an intriguing experience. Hosted by Chris and Lizzie this year’s theme is ‘Treason and Plot’ and I can’t wait to see what they come up with!
  3. Narniathon-Not until November, but Chris at Calmgrove has graciously offered to create a Narnia Chronicles reading event: Read one book a month and discuss in the comment section of the blog post. What a joy to read these books as a readalong!

I am well behind my Goodreads Yearly Challenge, but I *have* been reading. The highlights of the last three months, include The Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton, Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser, China Court by Rumer Godden and The Order by Daniel Silva.

Wishing you all well in health and safety as we go into Fall and Winter. Rest when you need to.

“The most valuable thing we can do for the psyche, occasionally, is to let it rest, wander, live in the changing light of room, not try to be or do anything whatever.”
― May Sarton

The Guardian Seagull, who can’t resist a sunset over the Pacific.