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Book of the Month: October

While October may often be referred to as the spooky month, there is rarely any bone in my body that desires to read a spooky book this month (sorry Mr. Stephan King). As much as Carrie intrigues me, I think I'll be sticking to the classic mysteries this month.

I don't know about you all, but I've been so swamped in homework this year that I just long for the chance to sit down and read a good book. You know what I mean? A nice quiet spot, maybe a few places around the house to snuggle with the cat, and some warm apple cider. Sounds dreamy to me!

THIS MONTH'S BOOK: The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene
Genre: Mystery
Published: April of 1930 (I'm really taking us back in time this month...)
About: There's few people I've met that haven't a clue who Nancy Drew is, but let me share a little for those that have yet to read enough to stumble upon this book. Nancy is a teenage sleuth written by Carolyn Keene (a pseudonym) in over 600 novels! I've just barely graced over 100. They're short, simple, and just perfect for when you need the kind of book that doesn't make you think too hard.

There's something about being outside when the leaves begin changing that just grabs my attention. Don't get me wrong, the temperature drops fast in the fall, that us Montanan's have no idea what hit us. It's a good thing we know how to brave the chilly weather. Especially when 30 degrees pales in comparison to -20. However, being outside to see the change is definitely worth it.

I suggest grabbing a good coat, some nice gloves (that you can still turn pages with... however impossible that sounds), a mug of your preferred fall drink (apple cider or tea), a blanket (for if the wind picks up), and maybe some ear muffs. All you need to keep warm and stay comfortable wherever you choose to read this month.

A park bench is always preferable, but perhaps a good scenery (a pumpkin patch perhaps) is more to your liking. Either way, the next few months will be days on end locked away in a warm house away from the cold that you'll begin the miss those fall days. 

Happy reads everyone! 

Have any good book suggestions for the months to come? Let me know in the comments! (If you're reading this from your email, click the title above to visit the Montana Teen Life website and comment on posts.)

This year is coming to an end (it really flew by) which means only a few more Book of the Month posts before it's time for something new. Click this link ( to let me know your thoughts about future monthly posts, or let me know in the comments below!

Have a wonderful month and happy Fall!

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