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Hooray for Autumn!
It’s been a long time coming, but fall is finally here (apologies to all you beach bums who are wallowing in depression now that the days are getting cooler and the leaves are turning to their rich autumn colors, which are just SO much better than boring old green)!
Maybe it’s the eternal school nerd in me, but I always feel a little bit extra energized at this time of year—and I have to fight the urge to sharpen a fistful of number 2 pencils or to ask someone to assign me some homework.
But I don’t think I’m entirely alone. Whether you love or hate the cooler weather, there’s something about this time of year that makes you want to curl up with a cup of coffee or tea or hot chocolate (or wine—whatever makes you happy) and read a good book.
Or maybe you’re more inclined to read a great literary magazine, in which case, we’ve got you covered, because the latest issue of Blydyn Square Review launched on October 1.
Crisp air, colorful leaves, cozy sweaters, and absolutely EVERYTHING featuring “pumpkin spice”—what’s not to love about the autumn? (Okay, even I’ll admit that this pumpkin spice nonsense has gotten a bit out of hand!)
Here’s wishing you a fabulous fall surrounded by lots and lots of books!
Blydyn Square Book Club
This month, we’re reading Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue. There’s still time to join us on October 14 for a great conversation! Here’s the Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/99955659944
Blydyn Square Happy Hour
Don’t forget to join us next month, on November 4, for our monthly Happy Hour. We’ll chat about books, writing, working with a small press, and whatever else comes up. Join us on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/98599820090
Quote of the Month
“Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new after all.”
Brain Teaser of the Month
Congratulations to Eileen Vorbach Collins, who won an Amazon gift card, The question was:
When was the first Labor Day celebrated in the United States?
The answer: September 5, 1882
Now here’s an autumn question for you:
According to Greek mythology, fall begins when this goddess returns to Hades, causing her mother, Demeter, to let Earth’s crops die until her daughter returns in the spring. Who is this daughter goddess?
That’s it for this month. See you next time!
Editor in Chief
Blydyn Square Books