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Monday, October 4, 2010

Autumn Greetings

As I sit here and write this I am watching as my front lawn becomes covered with Autumns palette. Over the past few days the leaves have become emblazoned with deep burgundies, crisp oranges, and golden browns, which are now scattering in the chilly breeze. My street is lined with local farmers who are sitting out bales of hay that are scattered with scarecrows and pumpkins galore. And the smell of a bonfire still lingers in the air, which brings to mind a stanza from Robert Louis Stevenson’s poem “Autumn Fires”
“Sing a song of seasons!
Something bright in all!
Flowers in the summer,
Fires in the fall!”

I have to say that Autumn is my favorite time of year, it’s a love that I have inherited from my mother. I hold many wonderful memories pertaining to this time of year, and still hold fast to the traditions of my youth. I also find that there are several books that I like to reread during this time, the top one on my list being “Fair is the Rose”, by Liz Curtis Higgs. If any of you have read the book, you will know that it is set against the backdrop of a Scottish Autumn, for those of you who have not read it, what better time is there to begin a new adventure in the Lowlands?

Even the great poets such as Keats, Shelley, Frost, and Dickinson have created odes to this beautiful time of year. So with that in mind during the month of October Royal Reviews will featuring books for the season. We will also have spectacular giveaway thanks to Lydia Dare at the end of the month so keep an eye out for that.

So what is your favorite book to read at this time of year? Do you have a favorite recipes or a tradition that you would like to tell us about? Feel free to comment we love to hear what our readers have to say.

Also Royal Reviews will be hosting another online book club on October 20th from 8-9 pm EST. The book featured this month will be The Rossetti Letter by Christi Phillips so please join us for that. If you are unable to make our live discussion I will have the page up the whole day so please feel free to drop by and say hello.

I hope that you all enjoy the beauty of Autumn, and what better time is it to Fall in love with a good book?

Best Wishes & Happy Reading,
Angela Renee

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Svea ~Muse in the Fog said...

I agree, Autumn is a thrilling time of year. The weather is perfect for a good book and cup of tea while listening to the rain or hearing the crisp wind blow. I have been wanting to read The Rossetti Letter... hopefully I will make it on the 20th :) Enjoy Autumn!

ibeeeg said...

Autumn is a wonderful time of the year; one of my favorite seasons. Ooo...I wish I had time to read The Rossetti Letter, but I do not. Hopefully you will host another book club, and then maybe I will be able to join in. Have fun.

Marg said...

I have been meaning to read The Rossetti Letter for ages. Not sure I will get to it in time to join in though.

We are finally getting into spring, and it is so nice to have some sunshine and warmth!