These days, when I take the dog outside I’m constantly stepping on acorns. They crack beneath the soles of my shoes as the dog walks around the yard and if I’m not wearing shoes, they just hurt! I love it when the acorns begin to fall–a sign that the arrival of fall is near. Fall has always been one of my favorite seasons, along with spring. It’s not too warm and it’s not too cold. This summer, I have been missing winter. Why? I’m not sure. Usually I hate winter, but this year… this year I’m actually looking forward to it. So as the acorns were crunching beneath my feet this morning, I thought, “Winter is coming!” Maybe that explains the Christmas songs that I’ve been singing all day.
I’m still playing catch up on my reading from the last few weeks. Life has picked up a little as the summer comes to a close! So I’ll continue to read those but I will be reading these two as well.
The Gargoyle, by Andrew Davidson. Last month I discussed book trailers and embedded the first book trailer that actually caused me to run out and buy a book the next day. That post convinced my friend Tara to read The Gargoyle, which she finished over the weekend. I decided to pick it up again as well and will be reading it this week so that everything is fresh in my mind when we discuss the amazingness that is The Gargoyle.
She Walks in Beauty, by Caroline Kennedy. I haven’t read a book of poetry for awhile but as soon as I saw an email filled with recommendations arrive, including this, I knew I had to remedy that! This book has been fun to read. It has allowed me to visit old favorites and has introduced me to new, fabulous poems! I love the mix that Kennedy includes, as she has compiled poems that are both old and new and that are from different cultures. She breaks the book up into different parts of a woman’s life, such as break ups and marriage. This is definitely a recommended read for a lover of poetry.
What are you reading this week?
Guess what? I told my friend Ann about The Gargoyle, and she went out yesterday and picked up a copy too! Look at the effect your blog is having on the world of readers. 🙂
P.S. Cannot wait for fall and winter!