Hello, and happy Sunday.
It’s the last day of beautiful September and also Hot Mulled Cider Day (a small part of my 9-5 job requires me to be aware of silly holidays). Sounds peak autumn, doesn’t it? Makes me want to take a walk through my neighbourhood, where big mossy trees are now brilliant shades of red, orange, and yellow. My old pup likes this time of year too, because it’s not too hot or too cold for his ancient bones, and the rain brings out all those muddy smells that dog noses love.
Unfortunately, it is raining, so I’ve spent the weekend indoors. But it hasn’t all been bad, because I finished The Fate of the Tearling and that was quite the epic conclusion to the Tearling trilogy.
In other reading news, I also recently finished The Name of the Wind and have been working on a review. I have… a lot of thoughts, because it is a great book with one huge, disappointing fault. But anyway. I’m trying to squeeze in another read before the month ends because I’m a little behind on my reading goal for the year (26/40), and I’m thinking it’ll be Circe? But we’ll see. Reading inclinations change like the weather…
The rest of my plans this weekend revolve around making an autumn bucket list, baking or cooking something new, and probably playing Gloomhaven with friends. What are you doing?
Without further ado, here is this week’s reading material.
The stuff my dreams are made of… all 151 original Pokemon, in stuffy form
More Pokemon fun: the strongest kid ever has been found, and he’s in the trailer to the latest Pokemon movie
With Thanksgiving coming up, I’m thinking about crostini for appies
Ever wonder what royal Ancient Babylonians ate? A Yale-Harvard team attempted to recreate several recipes. How cool is that!
Become a bookseller for a week at The Open Book in Wigtown, one of the coolest bookshops ever
I watched the cartoon, but I never read the original Babar children’s book… which is hilariously messed up
It used to be that you could actually spend the night in this Satsuki and Mei house!
And finally, a well-written piece on nostalgia
I hope you have a wonderful day, full of at least a few good things.