Sunday, October 5, 2008

Sunday Salon

Another Sunday, and it's really fall here in the Boston area. I know it's been fall officially for a couple of weeks, but now it really feels like it. Yesterday my husband and I drove out to a nearby farming town for our annual fall picnic- we get fresh apples, cider, pastry, cheese and other necessaries, gather up our picnic basket and quilt and have lunch outside on a pretty town green. Fall is such a great season- starting with our wedding anniversary yesterday and ending around New Year's, it's just so much fun. Next weekend we're going to the local county fair, an event I've been attending every year of my life, and it just gets better from there as we head into the holidays.

Reading? Oh yeah, that! I'm still working my way through The Heretic's Daughter and My Father's Paradise; I'm finding Heretic a little tough going but when I can focus on it I enjoy it. My Father's Paradise is fantastic so far, and I'm finishing up Guy DeLisle's The Burma Chronicles for tomorrow's graphic novel review. So I'm traveling to Salem, Iraq/Israel and Burma via books this weekend, all the while I'm snacking on my seasonal treats and enjoying the beautiful weather we're having this weekend. Not bad!

15 comments:

Meghan said...

Sounds like fun, Marie! I found The Heretic's Daughter got better as I went along, and I just loved My Father's Paradise.

- medieval bookworm

Marsha said...

I love fall. Here in Tennessee the leaves are starting to change.

Lenore said...

Happy anniversary!

Alyce said...

Happy anniversary! The fall picnic sounds fun!

S. Krishna said...

Sounds like a great picnic!

Yasmin said...

What a great way to spend the fall...with a picnic with the one you love! 17 years ago today, hubby and I started our first week of marriage in New England visiting several bed and breakfasts. I think it's time for us to do it again...need to pull out the bikes and start getting in shape because not only did we honeymoon in New England but we biked 20 miles every day!
I have the Heretic's Daughter...plan to get to it later this month.

Karen Harrington said...

Oh, you painted such a nice fall scene. Now I want some cider, too.

Have a great week.

Julie said...

You got me in the mood for some Fall-sounds lovely! Happy anniversary:)

Dawn said...

Happy anniversary, Marie! It sounds like you have some great annual traditions to celebrate.

We took out the fall decorations and Halloween "stuff" yesterday ... the kids will change their costume ideas daily between now and the 31st!

Petunia said...

My Father's Paradise is fabulous. I'll be reading The Heretic's Daughter sometime this month. There is no fall weather in Calif. so I live vicariously through other more fortunates. Happy anniversary.

mattviews said...

Somerset Maugham wrote about his travel in Burma in Gentleman in the Parlour. Also I came across a book called George Orwell in Burma. They're both very interesting. :)

Now you get me thinking about a picnic!

Marie said...

Matt, *nods* DeLisle alludes to both books in his Burma story, especially Orwell's experiences.

Shana said...

Marie, I really want to read My Father's Paradise. It sounds so good. Can't wait to read your review.

Oh, that picnic sounds like fun!

Now I'm in the mood to do something like that. Some bread, cheese, a bottle of Proseco. We used to do these things before kiddos.

Shana
Literarily

Tara said...

We are truly having fall here as well.

I'll be interested to know your final thoughts on The Heretic's Daughter based on your comments!

Anna said...

I'm not ready for fall! I'm not a cold weather person, though I love the early days of fall when it's still warm.

Happy anniversary!

--Anna
http://diaryofaneccentric.blogspot.com