Happy Sunday, fellow Saloners! Today is my favorite Sunday of the year, and my own personal favorite holiday: the return to standard time. I know what you’re thinking: the end of daylight savings time isn’t a holiday. At least, not in the sense that anyone has time off work, or that it’s recognized by any government or religious group as being a holiday. But for me, it is. I love the change in seasons, the extra hour of sleep I got this morning, the fact that it will be dark at 5 instead of 6 (or worse, 9). And the fact that it’s raining on this, my favorite of all days, makes it even better since rainy days are my favorite kinds of days.
So in my bit of fall bliss, I am spending the day curled up with Twilight of Avalon by Anna Elliott. I’m sure I’ve mentioned before I am very much a seasonal reader, at least in the fall. When the weather changes, I enjoy nothing more than reading history and historical fiction. There’s just something about fall that makes me want to get lost in another time. I think it may have to do with the fact that most of my favorite history classes in college were taken during fall semesters.
At any rate, I recently agreed to review the sequel to Twilight of Avalon, Dark Moon of Avalon, and figured I should probably read it first. So that brings me here to Twilight of Avalon. I’ve never really read historical fiction set in the Dark Ages, so this is a new and interesting break from my Tudor and Victorian historical fiction tendencies. I’m still only a few pages in, but I am really looking forward to spending some time getting to know Isolde today.
What are you reading today? And are you a fan of the end of daylight savings time? Or are you weird about other holidays?
I hope everyone has a fantastic day!