Autumn is starting (here in the US, anyway), and kids are heading back to school–does the changing season change your reading habits? Less time? More? Are you just in the mood for different kinds of books than you were over the summer?Autumn hasn't really started here in Japan yet although there are hints, it's cooler at nights now, and I even saw some Halloween decorations today!
But even though it's still pretty hot and humid most days, with a typhoon on the way, my reading mood has definitely switched to autumn, thanks partly to Carl's R.I.P. Challenge. There's just something so wonderful about reading spooky, mysterious, dark reads at this time of year. I'll still read a mix of genres, this doesn't change too much throughout the year, but I do find myself drawn to darker, longer reads in fall and then winter.
As for time, once it cools off properly, definitely less because then we'll be out on the weekends, with cameras in hand, pursuing our other passion.
--------------------------------------------------------Just a reminder that you still have a couple of days to enter my giveaway for a copy of Matrimony by Joshua Henkin. Click here. And you can increase your chances to win a copy by also entering the giveaways at The 3 R's: Reading, 'Riting, and Randomness and B&b ex libris.
Bethany is also giving away a copy of The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff. Click here to enter.
Update: This just in... Joshua Henkin just sent round an email to let us know that his publisher Vintage is making a special offer for book groups.
Sign up by midnight, September 21 and Vintage will set up a phone chat for your book group with him to discuss his book, Matrimony. Normally, only five book groups are chosen among the entrants, but he has agreed to talk to all book groups that sign up. Click here to do so.