January is almost done and I’m so happy about it because January and February are just the worst in my opinion.
It’s the 31st of October already and it feels like the month everyone is waiting for then it goes by like crazy and it’s like autumn is over. And I’m a bad planner or I’d have had a Halloween story ready for you.
Every summer, I try to find a book that I’ll remember later like being this book that encompassed the summer of that year.
Two years ago, this book was The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. So of course, I knew this year this book should be Circe, set in Greece with scorching hot earth, cruel gods, plants magic and a woman trying to do her best to live her life.
Living in the country has made me more attuned to the seasons, especially which wild flowers grow near me and how long before they die. It’s rather a good thing when you dye with plants. And of course, all these plants and their uses end up being intriguing for stories too.