Hikes and Halloween. Fall is in the air, sometimes. Other times the glare of the sun and the heat of the air fools me into thinking that it's an extended summer this year. Then there are the days of crispness and clouds scudding across the sky and I settle a little more thoroughly into the blanket and my book. Speaking of books, I finished The Children's Book. It was very good. And one of those books where I'm mourning not being in that world anymore. Where I have a hard time picking up the next one. Not quite yet.