It’s getting to be that time of year where I start to think about fall. I know, it’s barely even August, but where I live; these mountain homes; autumn comes early. We can have a freeze in three weeks. (and we just got out of one in June…..) And for some reason, this year autumn is making me think of the Classics. You know… classic books? Jane Eyre (which I’ve not finished…), Jane Austen, Hemingway, and others.
This Classics thing is on my brain so much that I want to suggest to my librarian, whom I talk to regularly, that we need to have “The Autumn of Classics’ to get people reading them. Start pulling the classics from the scrunched in shelves, and making people sit up and take notice. Set them all around and have covers out.
It’s apple weather, it’s sweater weather…. It’s classics reading weather.
But that’s just me.
What time of year do you think the Classics fit in? See I was always a springtime early summer Jane Austen, but now… Do you read the classics at a particular time? Don’t they fit in with apples, tweed, fox hunts, plaid, straw, pumpkins and falling leaves?