It’s here! Autumn is officially upon us, and even now I’m looking out on a gray day with gusty winds–a day taken straight from November, and here it is only the second day of Fall!
In honor of all things pumpkin-spiced, I’ve decided to give you some of my favorite passages about my favorite season. Doesn’t Autumn just seem like the book-lover’s season? A chill in the air, a warm cup of coffee, a soft blanket, leaves tapping on the window. Ah, bliss!
1. J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
“Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple.”
2. L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
3. Jane Austen, Persuasion
“Her pleasure in the walk must arise from the exercise and the day, from the view of the last smiles of the year upon the tawny leaves and withered hedges, and from repeating to herself some few of the thousand poetical descriptions extant of autumn–that season of peculiar and inexhaustible influence on the mind of taste and tenderness–that season which has drawn from every poet worthy of being read some attempt at description, or some lines of feeling.”
4. J.R.R. Tolkein, The Fellowship of the Ring
“He found himself wondering at times, especially in the autumn, about the wild lands, and strange visions of mountains that he had never seen came into his dreams.”