I was able to make my yearly trek to West Michigan’s hidden park with the most beautiful Autumn colors!
Yes; I am one of those people that as soon as it is October, it is basically Halloween! This is my absolute favorite time of year, from the cool weather, to the beautiful trees here in West Michigan, to the baking of breads, and casseroles, and of course, boot and sweater weather 😊
I have a few favorite books that I like to read during the Halloween-Thanksgiving seasons, as well as some cozy mysteries that I have read that are perfect for this time of year.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow-Washington Irving
This is certainly one of my all-time favorites books; a quick read, a classic story, and how can you not cheer for Ichabod Crane? Determined to win the hand of Katrina Van Tassel, Ichabod needs to deal with both the Headless Horseman, and the determined suitor of Katrina, named Brom Van Brunt. This story has been retold in movies and television series alike, and I have been a fan of all of them.
Ghastly Glass: A Renaissance Faire Mystery-Joyce Lavene, Jim Lavene
I read this cozy mystery earlier this year, along with the other books in the Renaissance Faire Cozy series. This is book two, and takes place during Halloween. Jessie is the main character, and in each book, she is apprenticing at a different vendor for her thesis for her PhD. In this story, she is apprenticing with the glass blower. There is the necessary murder victim, and the personal life issues that are standard with cozy stories. I really enjoyed this whole series.
Anything by Stephen King…I have a few favorites, but you definitely need to plan ahead, as most of his books are very, very long.
My favorite King book is From a Buick 8. I have not heard from too many readers who have actually read this story, and if put on the spot, I could not exactly explain what draws me to this book, but it is fantastic! I am not sure how I ended up owning 3 copies of it; but I do 😊 Other great King stories are the classics, such as Cujo, Carrie, and Misery.
What are your favorite books to read during this time of year?
My Autumn Book box is now on sale for $20.00 for the next two days! I need to make room for my Christmas supplies, and want to get these moving! There are things to read, eat, drink, and wear, as well as a couple other handmade gifts!
Thanks for taking the time to look! Autumn Book Box!
The cozy-mystery paperback I’ve included in my Autumn book box is “The Turkey Day Murder” by Leslie Meier.
This is book #7 in the Lucy Stone mysteries, but is also a stand-alone book. So never fear, if you haven’t read any of the other books in this series, you will not be lost or confused! I have read several of the books in this series, and none of them in order 🙂 Each was a great read, and I was not questioning what I may have missed from a previous book that seems tied to the one I was reading.
This is just one of several fantastic items included! Everything is wrapped and packaged for a gift recipient, or you can indulge in this book box for yourself as we all get prepared for the upcoming Holiday Seasons!
You can order your Autumn Book Box here: Autumn Book Box
…had to two-trail it to get these pictures, but it was worth it!
…Has now become my Autumn book box!
I did not know planning a wedding would take up so much of my time! Especially when my daughter and son-in-law did the majority of the work 🙂
I do not want to rush putting the boxes together so I can ship them out this week and have them received well before Halloween. I have a bit of tweaking to do and want to add a couple other items. I do not see any reason why they will not be shipping before the end of October, and they will still be filled with Fall goodies!
I am so glad now that I did not buy Halloween-specific books, and focused on mystery books instead!
And I don’t know what the weather is like where you are, but here in West Michigan, it is sunny and mid-seventies all week. Which does not make me a happy girl…I am ready for 50 degree days, scarves, and crisp air!
…or raising girls, or working, or homeschooling, or making bookish gifts for my Etsy store, or trying to squeeze in time with my amazing boyfriend, or going to college… I take pictures! I love nothing more than getting in my car before the sun rises, and getting pictures. I love nature, flowers, plants, wildlife, and macro pictures are my favorite!
But Autumn in West Michigan is definitely my favorite time of year!
I have many things to add, and many projects in the works. But with the help of a WordPress technician, my store finally shows up! Top of my page, click on “store”.
I am currently working on some amazing pine book boxes, painting book covers, and spines, of some classic novels. I am also painting book covers on canvas, 11×14 to start, until I get a good idea of what everyone is interested in buying.
I am homeschooling a 10th grader, have another going to public school in 7th grade, and another MBA class starting for me on September 22. I am editing a fantastic book that I cannot wait to introduce to the masses, and still reading for enjoyment to post some book reviews. Oh, and I work about 45-50 hours a week; did I forget to mention that?
I have the most understanding boyfriend ever, because my life is just crazy busy, and he accepts it! I am looking forward to Autumn, the most awesome time of the year! I will be holding a raffle for a couple of book bags with a great Halloween story, mug, hot cocoa or tea, and a smelly pumpkin type candle. Stay tuned!
Thank you for your support, your kind words, and your amazing stories!