I shall start by apologizing for my tardiness and breaking my reasonable promise. When I said I had the very intention of writing weekly, choosing my favorite things in the world and throwing them in lists with differently nice topics, I meant it. The problem is, I kind of had a huge lack of time . School stuff, mostly. Also ( and this is freaking pathetic) my laptop went down in flames, not literally, so I had no object to write from. But things are back to normal now and I have all the time in the world today. To write and such.
I promised “7 Books and Bookish Things For Fall”. So here we are 🙂
First and foremost, I want to say that I love fall with all my heart. I love crisp air in the morning, I love leaving the house while it’s still dark outside, I love colours dancing and shifting around. I love tea and I love boots and I love scarves and sweater weather. I love rain. I love cloudy evenings. I love the earthy fragrance that flies around, I love the wind, I love love love love it all. I love spooky, I love the idea of Thanksgiving, although I am European and we don’t celebrate it around here. I love Halloween and I love costumes. I love hot chocolate and the weather at 4 pm, the way the sun shines with compromise.
I hate pumpkins, tho, which may or may not get me out of the fall loving crowd, but it is fine.
Needless to say, I love books with an autumnal feeling to it as well. So I can make a pretty fine list out of them. In no particular order, here is my stack of bookish things , ready to create my autumnal utopia.
I. “SHADOW OF THE WIND” BY CARLOS RUIZ ZAFON
This might be one the best books I’ve read this year. Whereas I read it sometime in April, I think, it still felt like a bubble of cozy fall to me. It is spooky and intelligently written and with a beautifully built plot , with rich descriptions of 1945 Barcelona and how a book can fundamentally change one’s life. The premise is rather simple, actually, but it turned out to be just the very beginning of an incredibly complex world of family history of betrayal. It is beautifully creepy. Perfect for November, with some sweetened tea and blankets. Basically a book about one’s love for books. Incredible.
II. “WHERE SHE WENT” BY GAYLE FORMAN
Another book I read in April that I deeply associate with fall. Temporal loop, I guess, or maybe just me and my weird internal clock. It is a lyrical book. Beautiful. Better than the first one, smoothly including a life of itself. Autumnal.
III. Edgar Allan Poe – Anything, I suppose.
I mean, don’t get me wrong, Edgar Allan Poe is good for every single day of this life. But especially nice with fall background , vanilla candles and all the shame for acting like a basic white girl – which you probably are not.
IV. Arsty book pictures including mugs and pretty leaves or flowers
V.History & Art
Reading about Boadicea with a nice burgundy pillow under your head and the almost human heat of tea inside your palms or wondering on great blogs looking at watercolors and paintings and sketches of squirrels is literally the best thing I can do during October. Except for reading and my Math homework, of course.
VI. Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Spooky books are great for one’s soul during autumn.
This is a freaking creepy book. And it’s autumn.
So read it.
That would be all for today, hope you have a great autumnal day.
Damn , autumnal might have become my favorite word.
P.S. If you ever feel weird , try learning new words. I challenge you. Something pretty like “magoa”. Go find out what that means.