It's fitting that the date of my first official blog post would fall in my favorite month of the year: October. And nope, I'm not an October baby. And nope again, none of my children (including the hubby) are October babies either. There is something warm and fuzzy about pumpkins and falling leaves even though the weather is cold and chilly, but that means it's hot soup and hot chocolate season (although I prefer a yummy caramel steamer from Starbucks or Kneaders).
But enough about the weather. Great ice breaker though, am I right? *wink, wink*
Another thing I love about the fall, is curling up with a cozy blanket and a good book. I thought it would be appropriate in my first post to share two of my favorite books. Both of which are perfect reads on a chilly, gloomy, fall day.
The first is Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte. It's a classic, you might've read it for school, but it's one I have read many, many times. Though they never end up together **spoiler alert** I am in love with Cathy and Heathcliff's love story. They are horrible to the other characters, they are horrible to each other, but they love each other despite it all. Their love may be one of their only redeeming qualities.
The second is The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern. This one is newer, but it's also a classic to me. A circus, only open at night, shows up with its black-and-white striped tents in the middle of the night without warning. And behind the scenes, two young magicians, pitted against each other by their instructors, fall in love against the odds. The language is palatable, the words on the pages flow beautifully, and the narrative is poetic.
I am suddenly itching to read them both again!