Welcome to another Sunday Salon, where we gather around and share our thoughts about the past reading, blogging, and life moments in the week.

With the calendar turned over into September, some of us celebrate the thought that fall is headed our way, with summer (almost) a thing of the past.

I love fall.  To me, it is a reminder of new beginnings.  In my childhood, I thought about crisp leaves, the scent of wood smoke (not so much anymore!), and cooler days.  It also is “back to school” time…like this photo of my granddaughter (on the left) mingling in her high school crowd.


Where I live, in California’s Central Valley, the hot days will probably continue on and off into late September or even October.

In the autumn, I think about reading different kinds of books.  While the beach reads are always fun, the cozy ones seemingly call to me.

What do you like to read in the fall?

This past week, I did some reading and quite a bit of work on my two WIPs, and here are some blog posts that reflect that:

8-31 CHECK-IN:  ROW 80



Then the reading went like this – (click titles for reviews):

1.  A Moveable Feast, by Ernest Hemingway

2.  Rock Bottom, by Erin Brockovich

3.  Next to Love, by Ellen Feldman

I’m still reading The Handmaid’s Tale (reread), by Margaret Atwood.

Later today, I may start reading Darkness, My Old Friend, by Lisa Unger.


And then I’m itching to see this movie, with Helen Mirren, et. al.

What are your plans as the summer days fade into a memory?

16 thoughts on “THE SUNDAY SALON — SUMMER’S END — SEPT. 4

  1. Great photo, as always. I read A Moveable Feast for the first time a few months ago and really enjoyed it. I’m glad you enjoyed it, too.

    I need to write, I’m behind on all my deadlines. The rain and cooler weather is a good excuse to stay in and work.

    Enjoy your long weekend.


    • Yes, I couldn’t believe I hadn’t read it when I was young…back when I read For Whom the Bell Tolls. But since it wasn’t released until the mid-sixties, that explains it. I had moved on to other pursuits…like college, parenthood, etc.

      Thanks for stopping by, Helen.


  2. I too enjoy cozy books in the fall and winter…if anything to combat the seasonless climate of San Diego! I’m hoping you’ll give some commentary on The Handmaid’s Tale when you’re finished. I just read it and am curious about other opinions.

    Have a lovely Sunday!



    • I visited the site of our read-along host (3 R’s), but couldn’t find a place there to add comments. Which I thought was odd. Perhaps the capability to comment will appear later.

      In any case, when I post my review, I’ll be putting the link to it in my Sunday Salon post…and also I’ll tweet about it.

      Thanks for stopping by, Mandy.


  3. I love fall, too. It actually turned cool here in Southern Indiana, just tonight, just before we start classes tomorrow (yes, on Labor Day). I like the idea of seasonal reading.


    • Wow, that sounds wonderful! Cool weather…when I was a kid, living in this same valley, I know it was crisp and cool during September and October…I guess the global warming has had its impact.

      Classes on Labor Day….I’m not sure that’s a good thing or not….but I do recall (again, back in the old days!), that school didn’t resume in the fall until after Labor Day. Yet my granddaughter has been back at school since August 8 and my youngest grandson started on August 22.

      Thanks for stopping by, Robyn.


  4. Thanks for visiting Bibliotica, earlier.

    I have managed (somehow) to miss ALL advertising for The Debt, and yet I love Helen Mirren (probably because we DVR everything, and skip all commercials). I looked at the trailer online – it looks interesting.

    You mention living in Central CA – I went to high school in Fresno. 🙂


  5. You got a lot of reading accomplished last week! During the fall, I typically read my normal fare; however, two of the last four falls, I’ve read Russian literature, which, as you know, can be quite cold and dark. The Debt looks like it could be a great movie. Debating whether to go and see it in the theater or just waiting for the DVD. Thanks for dropping by my blog yesterday, and sorry for my late visit! I was terribly busy yesterday!


    • Yes, sometimes that debate (movies or DVD?) continues so long that the choice is no longer available!

      I do that more often lately. Sometimes I’m so caught up at home, with writing and reading and blogging, that when I look up, the day has passed.

      That kind of happened today. Thanks for stopping by, Jeremy.

      I’ve been reading Darkness, My Old Friend today (and watching recorded movies).


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