Autumn Reading List

I usually do a monthly TBR. Until this summer when I participated in the 20 Books of Summer. I really liked how that worked out. So I decided to make a TBR for fall. Technically, it’s fall but the temperatures here are still in the 90s. That’s the South for ya.

I’m a little late getting this posted (I’ve read 3 of the books so far) but I’m excited for it. I’ve included tons of “fall” reads. Although, my daughter did ask if I was EVER going to get around to reading the books she placed on my TBR shelf. Isn’t that sweet. She picked two books she thinks I’ll like, I should include them but I think I’ll wait for winter. One is huge.

On with it.

Authumn TBR

  1. Search for the Dead by Sheila Connolly
  2. Pumpkin Killer by Stacey Alabaster
  3. O’ Happy Dagger by Monica Knightly
  4. Off the Leash by ?
  5. Kissing the Werewolf by Kendra Ashe
  6. Yesterday’s Thief by Al Macy
  7. Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahme-Smith
  8. Pumpkins in Paradise by Kathi Daley
  9. Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
  10. Candy Corn Murders by Laslie Meier
  11. The Elfstones of Shannara by Terry Brooks
  12. Fairy Eyeglasses by Emily Martha Sorensen
  13. Familiar Trouble by Carolyn Haines
  14. Ghostly Interests by Lily Harper Hart
  15. In for a Penny by ?
  16. Haunted on Bourbon Street by Deanna Chase
  17. Darkness Echoes by L.A. Starkey
  18. False Identity by Jennifer Youngblood
  19. Spelled by Betsy Schow
  20. Nightmares by Jason Segel & Kirsten Miller

That’s a huge list. Most of these are on my Kindle and I’m hoping to clear some of these out. My kindle has gotten a little out of hand (505 books). As you can see from the titles, they have spooky theme to most of them. Maybe not spooky but Halloween.

What are you  planning to read this fall?


Fall is in the Air

For two days we have had wonderfully cool, crisp air. I don’t think it will last long, I can feel the temps rising as I type. Pumpkins are everywhere, happy mums are blooming like mad, and a few trees have changed color (I’m ignoring the fact that it hasn’t rained all month). Fall!

At the store today I bought my first bag of cranberries and jug of apple cider. The only thing missing now is a bonfire with flaming marshmallows. I have a deep desire to roll my neighbor’s house 🙂 Sigh…



Round 4 will run until December 22. The group now uses Facebook to check in. Be sure to pop over there and see how the rest of the group is doing. You can find my full post of goals here. I am listing the weekly goals.

Red is a fail.

Blue means I’ve made progress. A strikethrough means it’s completed.

  • Read 4 books a month.
  • Exercise 3 days a week. Exercise on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Not at all! It has been unseasonably hot. Almost 90! It cooled off on Friday.
  • Make a list of all the writing projects I have.
  • Make a daily schedule using weekly goals. I like to say my mental schedule is enough…
  • Limit my coke intake to 1 a week. Nope. I lost count when my throat started to hurt.
  • Prepare my submission for critique group.
  • Keep up with critique group.  On track for now.
  • Participate in 3 meme’s.
  • Edit Stella. Yes! It is finished. Not sure if the playlist helped or not.

Goals for this week

  • Read
  • Exercise 3 days this week
  • Sort out a schedule.
  • Finish plotting my NaNoWriMo project. I have a few cards worked out.
  • Participate in 3 meme’s
  • critique 1 piece for group
  • finish set 3 edits for DITW
  • Brainstorm ideas for a blog hop for my new release  –you heard it here first.

Only a week left before Halloween. Get your ghouls in line and crank out a good week before eating your weight in candy.

How did your week go?


Fall Fun

I love fall. It doesn’t last long here, but I enjoy it while it’s here. Why do I love fall? Here are a few reasons:100_7379

  1. Pumpkins! What’s not to love about these roundish, orange, vegetables. Carve them with funny faces and roast the seeds. I do draw the line with pumpkin spice everything. I think I came across pumpkin spice Oreos the other day. Really- it’s gone too far.
  2. Cool Breezes and falling leaves. Temperatures are hovering in the mid-80s. Yes, that’s fall. The leaves have turned to a crunchy brown and blow in swirls down the street. The oppressive humidity has lifted and you can feel the earth take a breath. Happy sigh.
  3. Costumes! Does that need explaining?
  4. Festus. Festus the Halloween Rat hibernates most of the year but reemerges every fall to scare my children. He’s doing a terrible job this year. If he’s not careful I will feed him to my cat. If you have any ideas, places to hide Festus, please let me know.
  5. Roasting marshmallows. I love gooey, globs of flaming marshmallows. Just screams fall.
  6. Hot apple cider.
    Yummy. Pair this with a warm muffin and I am one happy chick.
  7. Halloween. This actually mixes several things on my list. Costumes and candy.
  8. Candy. Granted, candy is available year round and I can’t think of any candy in particular that I enjoy in the fall. I just want to eat more of it in the fall. Wait. That may be a bad thing.
  9. Festivals! Fall or October in Alabama, is full of festivals: Free Comic Book Day, Greater Gulf State Fair, Shrimp Festival, BayFest, and on and on. Every time I turn around there is some festival going on. Always something to do.
  10. It means Christmas is just around the corner! Bet you didn’t expect that!

There you have it. The top 10 reasons I love fall.

What do you love about fall?

Festus gets in the way, again.

Festus gets in the way, again.