Not all of the autumn foliage change in in the trees. From upper left: milkweed in the ditch; Virginia creeper on a sapling; a soybean field nearly ready to harvest.
Given that my thumbs are non-functional for knitting, let me tell you about my reading instead.
My practice for several years is has been that, whenever I read about an interesting book online, I request it from my library consortium. This results in me having an enormous TBR pile next to my bed, causing a certain amount of low-level anxiety — will I be able to read them all? Maybe some will not catch my interest in the first 50 pages (my limit) so I can return them unread? What about a book I really would like to read but which I have already renewed twice and cannot renew again? What to do, what to do?
Before I left on my long road trip, I returned all the library books currently checked out and froze my remaining holds so they would not arrive while I was gone. My new practice since returning home is to request books two at a time and to use Goodreads’ “Want to read” feature to keep track of books that sound interesting. Having only two books next to the bed removes all the pressure, plus, if I finish both before the next two arrive, I can read one of my own books. What a concept!
Anyway, the two books I picked up yesterday at the library are Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady’s Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners and Juniper: The Girl Who was Born Too Soon. The Bloggess recommended the first, and I don’t remember where I heard about the second; it was in amongst my previously frozen holds. I will let you know if they are any good (imo).