It’s not Autumn where I am, no. I live in Australia and we’re dusting off the chocolate wrappers from our brief dalliance (mostly with the sweets) from Halloween down here, and decking the halls with festive kangaroos and shrimps on barbie: Christmas is coming. So naturally, I’m going to talk about Autumn and the books one should read within it, even though it’s highly irrelevant.
Perhaps “rubbish titles” is a bit harsh, but you know what? Us readers need inspiring and GALLANT (can titles be gallant? probably not) titles to make us reach across the void (aka: our TBRs) and pluck a certain book from the sea of books out there. Because dang, if I see a ‘meh’ book title (especially if the cover is cringe) then it’s sinking real fast to the bottom of my TBR.
Hark! Is that the sound of warmer weather FINALLY coming our way? I sure hope so. Being down under means that whilst the Americans pluck their pumpkins and festoon the hallways with crunchy leaves, us Australians are stocking up on sunscreen looking forward to a hot, hot, hot Christmas.
I hope everyone’s week is off to a good start! This week I’m deviating from the set path and choosing an old topic. This week’s actual topic was about food/drinks you eat when reading but I don’t eat or drink when I read!
I do confess that this was a hard topic for me to actually answer. Because almost all of my spare money goes to, and has always gone to, buying books. I have a lot of books. I will never be one of those humble readers who actually uses a library or an eReader. And so, I have two bookshelves and hundreds of books . . . so what books could I possibly want?
So, I’m doing the wrong prompt for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday but THAT’S OKAY. I didn’t fancy doing the actual prompt so I’m doing the one from last week because YAY RAIN! Going into winter in Australia, my mind is turning towards all the epic fantasies, cosy contemporaries and chunky monkies of books that I want to tuck into. This is the perfect opportunity to share with you my personal recommendations for rainy day reads!
The dreaded slump. The horrible slump. The unctuous, execrable READING SLUMP. This is something that’s been on my mind all year because I feel like I had so many years of power reading, chomping through many books I loved and hitting my Goodreads reading challenge with ease. And then this year . . . last year . . . mmm, not so much. I’m blaming the slump.