Falling Into Autumn and This Week At Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words


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Falling Into Autumn

“The foliage has been losing its freshness through the month of August, and here and there a yellow leaf
shows itself like the first gray hair amidst the locks of a beauty who has seen one season too many.”
–   Oliver Wendell Holmes

Ah, September.  That month of in-betweenness.  Neither summer nor fall.  Still hot but sometimes cold.  Its the month that never quite figures out where it wants to be.  It fluctuates between seasons, like someone dithering on making a decision between clothes they are trying to decide on for an evening out. The sweet yet raucous sounds of late summer are still in full swing…cicadas are still a loud chorus at my house.  Yet also can be heard the sounds of snow geese and Canada geese, flocks in flight, sounding off, in preparation for migration.  So too have I seen my first sight and sounds of kettle of hawks, soaring high above…all signs of autumn approaching.

Literature is full of love notes to autumn.  And not just literature, poetry, songs…from Neil Diamond’s September Morn to Henry David Thoreau’s “Happy we who can bask in this warm September sun…”, odes to this wildly uneven and serendipitous month are everywhere.  Its jumbled ways making people perhaps feel a little crazy and alive, as if they don’t know what to expect from each day to the next.

So I’ll leave you with some crazy facts about September:

  • Shakespeare did not mention September in any of his plays.
  • Groucho Marx said “My favorite poem is the one that starts ‘Thirty days hath September’ because it actually tells you something”.
  • Band-Aids were invented in the month of September.
  • The last day of September in any year always falls on a different day of the week from the last day of any other month.
  • The poem “Mary had a Little Lamb” was published September 1st, 1830.
  • September 5th, is National Cheese Pizza Day.
  • September 9th is National Teddy Bear Day.
  • September 16th is National Play-Doh Day.
  • September 19th is “Talk Like A Pirate Day” around the world… an International event.

So argh me hearties!  That’s more than enough for any crazy month, including September, which has Labor Day, one of our best known holidays here in the States.

We also have a new reviewer starting up with us this month.  Welcome, Caryn.  Her first review will be posted this week!  All in all, a very busy week.


This Week at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

A Fallen Heart by Cate AshwoodMagnified by Mell EightLord of a Thousand Steps by Tara LainWide Open Spaces by Renee Stevens

Sunday, August 28:

  • Falling Into Autumn
  • This Week At Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

Monday, August 29:

  • In the Spotlight: Amy Stilgenbauer ‘Sideshow’ (excerpt and giveaway)
  • An Alisa Release Day Review: A Fallen Heart by Cate Ashwood
  • A Caryn Review: The Hearts of Yesteryear by Vivian Dean
  • An Alisa Review: Hunger by Amanda Young
  • A MelanieM Review: Magnified by Mell Eight

Tuesday, August 30

  • Riptide Publishing’s Tour and Giveaway:   Looking for Group by Alexis Hall
  • A MelanieM Review: Review Tour – Blaine D. Arden – Full Circle
  • A Barb the Zany Old Lady Review: Priddy’s Tale by Harper Fox
  • An Alisa Audiobook Review: Tasting Notes by Cate Ashwood

Wednesday, August 31

  • Release Blitz & Review Tour – Matthew J. Metzger’s What It Looks Like
  • A MelanieM Review: What It Looks Like by Matthew J. Metzger
  • A Jeri Release Day Review: Lord of a Thousand Steps by Tara Lain
  • A Barb the Zany Old Lady Release Day Review: Wide Open Spaces by Renee Stevens
  • A Lila Release Day Review: Wrenches, Regrets, & Reality Checks by LA Witt

Thursday, September 1

  • Mini Blog Tour Invite – Age Is Just a Number, A Wayward Ink Publishing Anthology
  • Coffee Sip and Book Break with Devon & Levi VS Real Life Wyomans from Wide Open Spaces by Renee Stevens (excerpt and giveaway)
  • A Paul B Review: For a Dragon’s Enthusiasm by Charlie Richards
  • An Alisa Release Day Review: Bear Among the Books by TJ Masters
  • A MelanieM Release Day Review: The Senator’s Secret by KC Wells
  • An Alisa Audiobook Review: Ben by Toni Griffin

Friday, September 2

  • Blog Tour for Lord of a Thousand Steps by Tara Lain
  • In the Spotlight: Wide Open Spaces by Renee Stevens (excerpt and giveaway)
  • Release Blitz for Kyle by  RJ Scott
  • A MelanieM Release Day Review: Red Thread by Bryan Ellis
  • A MelanieM Review:    Age is Just a Number Anthology


Saturday, September 3

  • A Barb Release Day Review: Empty Net by Avon Gale
  • A Paul B Review: Bear in Mind by Susan E Scott
  • An Alisa Review: Grand Opening by Morticia Knight

Bear Among the Books by TJ MastersThe Senator's SecretThe Red Thread by Bryan EllisWrenches, Regrets and Reality Checks