Sunday Post: Happy Halloween!

Connecting with others to talk about books plus a little about our personal lives


Kimberly hosts the Sunday Post each week. I like to take part because it gives me an opportunity to look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also love to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading.

Personal life

We had quite a bit of rain this week, but two of the days were bright and sunny so we took a trip to southern Indiana to see the autumn leaves in Brown County.

Brown County, Indiana

Southern Indiana has more hills than the area of Indiana we live in. And it has lots of trees that turn beautiful colors in the fall. It’s one of the best areas in Indiana to enjoy a lovely fall day since there are panoramas and quaint little towns that tourists love to visit. I don’t think the autumn colors had reached their peak, but we enjoyed our time anyway.

We drove to Brown County during the week hoping it would be less crowded since I’d read that on weekends it gets lots of visitors. For the most part, we didn’t see many crowds except when we visited Nashville, Indiana–the county seat of Brown County–to have lunch. There was lots of traffic and lots of other people we recognized as fellow retirees! They also had taken advantage of the nice weather and the middle of the week. Oh, well. We had to walk a bit after we found parking to find a place to eat so I took a few pictures in the town. However, after we ate we didn’t stay around to shop. We drove on narrow roads, saw very few other people on them and enjoyed the vistas and the colors. All in all, worth the trip since I love Autumn.

Central Indiana autumn color

More color is showing on the leaves in my part of Indiana and I’m loving that.


Not much done on my blog last week. I’m needing to get busy on Thanksgiving plans since I’m going to have family members here for breakfast Thanksgiving morning. I want to get a few more things put away, moved around and cleaned up before we show everyone our new house. I unpacked more boxes of books last week and rearranged books I’d already put on bookshelves. I also have books to take to the library to donate.

I did listen to a podcast–Indie Book Talk–where the two people talk about independent book publishing. I really enjoy reading books by authors who publish the books themselves or use a small independent book publisher. I’ve found some really good books and authors that way. In this podcast they talk mostly about the publishing process for independent authors, but they do occasionally talk about books they read and I found some new authors to try. I think indie book authors would discover lots of good information.

Posts last week
Posts for next week
  • November 2021 books on my list
  • Can’t Wait Wednesday
  • Sunday Post

My books

What I’m reading
  • The Quartet Murders by J.R. Ellis
  • The Warrior’s Apprentice by Lois McMaster Bujold
Books read
  • Bellwether by Connie Willis
  • A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow
New books


Autumn colored book covers

Red, orange and yellow leaves, bright blue skies, spooky fog and black and orange

Connect Five Friday is hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. (The hashtag is #connect5books) This is a fun and creative way to think about my books and reading. Check out Kathyrn’s blog and link up your Friday Five!

The five book-related items need to connect in some way, but each person who participates can decide for themselves what the book subject and connection is. For example, you could write about five books read last year or five books you want to read. It could even be favorite bookstores or five movies made from books.


Sometimes I don’t pay enough attention to book covers especially since most of the books I read are either ebooks or audiobooks so this week I thought I would look at books I’ve read so far this year and look for ones that remind me of autumn colors.

When I think of autumn I think of blue skies, autumn leaves in reds, yellows and oranges and spooky Halloween with foggy gray skies and orange and black. Here are five covers that make me think of autumn. (Even though I don’t remember what season the books took place!)

I have to admit before I did this I hadn’t really thought of colors and seasons unless the book cover specifically showed a summer or winter scene or maybe took place during Halloween! It was fun looking at book covers in a different way.

Do you ever look at the colors on book covers and think of a specific season even if the book doesn’t take place during that season?