Fall Festivities


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fall festivities(1)One More Time for Autumn

Autumn is definitely upon us in Michigan. The leaves are taking their sweet time changing colors, but the weather is lovely. The sun is warm, but the breezes are cool, and the windows are begging to be propped open in the afternoons. Last weekend, the boyfriend (that handsome fella’ in the flannel jacket) and I and two other couples took advantage of the perfect weather and spent the afternoon at a cider mill.  When we arrived, we made a beeline for beverages…along with everyone else that was there. The line of eager cider-sippers wrapped around and around, but it didn’t take too long to get ourselves a cuppa and some donuts for dipping. I don’t believe I’ve ever tasted apple cider so good before. The apple flavor really shined since it didn’t have to compete with all the sugar and spices that are present in most grocery store ciders. Afterward, we rode out to the pumpkin patch and meandered amongst the vines until we found a pumpkin that called our names.

jack-o-lantern-1Then, this weekend, we had another get together. We chowed down on chili and carved our pumpkins while listening to spooky soundtracks. Mine is the kitty with a bow tie. He’s so dapper.

Batman Graphic NovelsGraphic Novels part II

I mentioned two weeks ago that I was in the process of writing up my review of Frank Miller’s Batman: the Dark Knight Returns. It’s taking me a lot longer than I expected. I find that reviewing graphic novels, especially superhero graphic novels, is challenging because I have no other personal reading experience to compare it to. Luckily, the boyfriend read my mind without evening realizing it; he just let me borrow the rest of his Batman graphic novels. There are so many to choose from!

Books On My Radar

I cannot lie. I’m not bothering with books this weekend because Amazon just delivered the video games I ordered. I’m not even looking forward to work this week because it’s only going to get in the way of me playing Final Fantasy 9 for hours on end.

playstation gamesStar Ocean Til the End of Time ♥ Final Fantasy 12 ♥ Final Fantasy 9

Do you like reading graphic novels, and do you have any you can recommend? Or, do you have a favorite superhero?

5 responses to “Fall Festivities”

  1. Finley Jayne Avatar
    Finley Jayne

    I don’t think I realized you’re also in MI 😀 We’re going to the pumpkin patch on Wednesday for hayrides and other fall festivities. The place we’re going to has the most amazing homemade donuts-it’s the highlight of autumn for me, lol.


    1. Jackie G. Avatar
      Jackie G.

      Huzzah for Michigan! I can’t stop thinking about the cider and donuts we gobbled up last weekend. I kind of regret not buying some to take home.


  2. Jess @ My Reading Dress Avatar
    Jess @ My Reading Dress

    Alright. I’m officially so jealous of Autumn AND your fun pre-Halloween adventures. Halloween is that big of a thing in Australia AT ALL so we don’t join in with the festivities which sucks because it looks like so much fun! Pumpkin carving is my dream now. Next year, I tell myself 😛 I’m sitting in a block of exams and everything about October sucks. Seems like you had a great time! Have a lovely upcoming week ❤


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Hello, my name is Jackie. I’m a thirty-something mother of a rambunctious toddler from a small town in Michigan. When I’m not toddler-wrangling, I’m often seeking refuge from life’s most chaotic moments in a cup of hot tea. I also love getting lost in stories—both in books and virtually. I enjoy speculative fiction the most, and I am especially eager to read fantasy novels and horror novels. When I’m feeling especially indulgent (usually after everyone in the house has gone to sleep), I like to dive into video games and explore the sprawling worlds in Fallout, Elder Scrolls, Dragon Age, and Mass Effect.

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