There was a tiny nip in the air on my walk this morning, along with a few raindrops. The poplars have been dropping leaves for weeks. Mums of every color fill the garden centers. Local orchards have a full schedule of apple/cider/pumpkin festivals. Yep . . . it’s fall. And I love it!
The first day of fall also kicks off the Fall Into Reading 2011 challenge on Callapidder Days. Katrina’s spring and fall challenges have become a tradition here. It’s a simple, low pressure event that runs from September 23-December 21 (that’s fall y’all). It works something like this. Make a list of books you’d like to read. My lists always change during the challenge and that’s OK. Post your list at the beginning and your progress at the end. The basics and more details are here.
Here’s my list so far.
- The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett) ~ I’m about 1/3 of the way through. DH is reading on the Kindle right now so I may start something else.
- The Blind Contessa’s New Machine (Carey Wallace) finished
- Water for Elephants (Sara Gruen)
- The Help (Kathryn Stockett)
- Praise Jerusalem! (Augutsa Trobaugh)
- The Rehtoric of Death (Judith Rock)
- My Name is Mary Sutter (Robin Oliveira) finished
Waiting on my TBR list
- Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet (Jamie Ford)
- Sarah’s Key (Tatiana de Rosnay)
- The Forgotten Garden (Kate Morton)
- Cutting for Stone (Abraham Verghese)
- Seven Year Switch (Claire Cook) finished
- Hide in Plain Sight (Marta Perry) finished
- A Home for Christmas (Deborah Grace Staley) finished
I’m off to check out some other blogs and add to the never-ending “To Read” list.
Enjoy your first day of fall and Happy Reading!