As summer winds down, we’re looking forward to those chilly fall days when we can cozy up with a good book. Here is a sneak peek at five hot novels you can warm up with.

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Tell us why you love to curl up on a fall day with a great novel in the comments section below and you could win all five titles in the Fall Fiction Preview from Random House! Two lucky urbanmoms.ca members will win!

WifesTale.jpgThe Wife’s Tale by Lori Lansens

Available August 18, 2009

In Lori Lansens’ Leaford, Ontario — home of Rose and Ruby Darlen, the sorrowing parents of Larry Merkel, and not far from Rusholme where Addy Shadd once looked after an abandoned child — love and grief combine to awaken an obese woman from her loneliness.

When her husband doesn’t come home on the eve of their 25th wedding anniversary, Mary Gooch, who has never learned to be self-sufficient, sets out on a truly remarkable journey of self-discovery that takes her first to the big city and then to another country.

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GateAtTheStairs.jpgA Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore

Available September 8, 2009

Set just after the events of September 2001, it is a story about Tassie Keltjin, a twenty-year-old making her way in a new world and coming of age. Tassie is a “smile-less” girl from the plains of the mid-west. She has come to a university town, her brain on fire with Chaucer, Sylvia Plath, and Simone de Beauvoir. In between semesters, she takes a part-time job as a nanny for a family that seems mysterious and glamorous to her. Though her liking for children tends to dwindle into boredom, Tassie begins to care for, and protect, their newly adopted little girl as her own. As the year unfolds, she is drawn even deeper into the world of the child and her hovering parents, and her own life back home becomes alien to her. As life reveals itself dramatically and shockingly, Tassie finds herself forever changed — less the person she once was, and more and more the stranger she feels herself to be.

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Mathilda Savitch.jpgMathilda Savitch by Victor Lodato

Available September 15, 2009

Fear doesn’t come naturally to Mathilda Savitch. She prefers to look directly at things nobody else can even mention: for example, her beloved older sister’s death. She was pushed in front of a train by a man who is still on the loose, and after a year of searching for clues, Mathilda has come no closer to the truth about Helene’s murder…until she cracks her email password and a whole secret life emerges — one that swiftly draws Mathilda into her sister’s world of clouded motives and strange emotions. If she can find the keys to Helene’s past, she’s sure she can wake her family from their nightmare of grief. But in crossing into that underworld and tracing her sister’s footsteps, she has to risk everything that matters to her.

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EchoInTheBone.jpgAn Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon

Available September 22, 2009

Readers have been waiting with bated breath for the seventh volume in bestselling author Diana Gabaldon’s epic Outlander saga — a masterpiece of historical fiction featuring Jamie and Claire, from one of the genre’s most popular and beloved authors.

 Jamie Fraser, erstwhile Jacobite and reluctant rebel, knows three things about the American rebellion: the Americans will win, unlikely as that seems in 1778; being on the winning side is no guarantee of survival; and he’d rather die than face his illegitimate son — a young lieutenant in the British Army — across the barrel of a gun. Fraser’s time-travelling wife, Claire, also knows a couple of things: that the Americans will win, but that the ultimate price of victory is a mystery. What she does believe is that the price won’t include Jamie’s life or happiness — not if she has anything to say.

 Claire’s grown daughter Brianna, and her husband, Roger, watch the unfolding of Brianna’s parents’ history — a past that may be sneaking up behind their own family.

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HerFearfulSymmetry.jpgHer Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger

Available October 6, 2009

Another brilliant, original and moving novel from the author of The Time Traveler’s Wife.

Julia and Valentina Poole are normal American teenagers — normal, at least, for identical “mirror” twins who have no interest in college or jobs or possibly anything outside their cozy suburban home. But everything changes when they receive notice that an aunt whom they didn’t know existed has died and left them her amazing flat in a building by Highgate Cemetery in London. They feel that at last their own lives can begin … but they have no idea that they’ve been summoned into a tangle of fraying lives, from the OCD-suffering crossword setter who lives above them to their aunt’s mysterious and elusive lover who lives below them, and even to their aunt herself, who never got over her estrangement from the mother of the girls — her own twin — and who can’t even seem to quite leave her flat….

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CONTEST CLOSED

Thank you everyone for your participation, and congratulations to our lucky winners ebickell and Julie!

And remember, we have two (count ‘em: TWO!) Fall Fiction Preview prize packs to give away. All you have to do to be entered is to tell us why you love to curl up on a fall day with a good novel. Write your entry in the comments section below, and remember: you must be an urbanmoms.ca member to win! Click here to join. It’s easy, and free.

  • E Casey

    Autumn is an inbetween time of year. The work of summer’s garden is past and the winter with holidays to prepare for is yet to come. The days are precious and have become a special time to enjoyreading. The season encourages snuggling under a blanket on the porch letting the pages of a book take me away for a mental holiday.

  • Kelly

    I have 3 kids, but my favorite thing to do on Sunday morning is to stay in bed & read!!! I love to “escape” from the real world for acouple of hours!!!

  • http://www.magnique.com Tova

    There’s nothing like curling up in bed, with the yummy, warm comforter pulled up around my waist and a great book to read. Warm and cozy, my favorite things!

  • http://www.urbanmoms.ca/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=do_confirm&return_to=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.urbanmoms.ca%2Ftrend_watch%2F2009%2F09%2Fotterbottle-family-pack-giveaway.html&email=cabral_67%40sympatico.ca& Lina

    After a hectic week choufering, grocery shopping, house work, preparing meals,
    homework assignments (mine – I’m going to night school to get my “educational assisstant diploma) and did I mention I also work during the day! Whew!
    I look sooo forward to immersing myself in a good book and forgetting about the world around me! What goes with a great book – a strong cup of coffee, and an amazing autum view right from my backyard on a Saturday morning when everyone is still asleep!

  • http://sleepingisforlosers.blogspot.com/ Sarah

    I stopped reading when I got pregnant (attention span went out the window!) and couldn’t read when my son was first born (um, feeding every three hours…thank you very much!). Now that I finally have time to myself, I devour books like I haven’t eaten in weeks. I almost forgot how much I love to read

  • dasing

    In the fall I like to read a good book in front of the fireplace.

  • Tracy F

    I love curling up with a good book because it would mean that the kids are napping and I have a little bit of time to indulge and escape into the world in the novel. It’s especially yummy when it’s a cool fall day and I’m cuddled in with a fresh cup of tea.

  • annabelle DeGouveia

    Escape Escape Escape Escape…. that is everything.

  • Tammy

    I love curling up with a book on an autumn day, because autumn is a time to wind down and prepare for winter. After the manic pace of summer and before the insanity of Christmas it is nice to lose yourself for a while in a fantasy world where you have no cares (or at least none that won’t be wrapped up by the last page!)

  • tyke

    Nothing more relaxing that some coffee, my cat, my blankey and a good book on a cool evening!

  • Jacquie Hess

    I like to read and the books featured in your contest look very interesting.

  • tasosgirl

    I have chronic pain and a degenerative eye disease. I enjoy relaxing and living in the moment. Reading helps me to do just this.

  • sylvia

    thank you for the opportunity to win this great contest

  • pish

    I love it when the weather turns yuckier…then when I curl up with my book I don’t have any lingering guilty thoughts about missing a nice summer’s day outside, ha.

  • michelle k

    One of the best things about fall is curling up with a good book under a blanket with the crisp fall air coming in the windows. When the days get shorter I love getting totally lost in a book while curled up on the couch. I can forget about everything else and just completely immerse myself in it. These selections look amazing for fall!!

  • Lisa

    Just this morning, I woke my youngest son with a little song about how he was all curled up in his bed. From his curly head to his curly toes.
    Curling up with a book on a Fall day, curling up with a cup of hot tea, curling up with a warm blanket and fuzzy slippers – these are the things of fond memories. A chance to curl into a story, to meet new characters, to stroll new storylines and to visit new places.
    When we can, my children and I curl up together – we read together and talk about our favourite books. As the weather cools, as the leaves turn, as shorts give way to long pants, and light breezy summer sandwiches give way to hearty stews, curling up with a good book is a full-family-warming activity.

  • dixbay

    Although I enjoy books throughout the year, fall is my favourite season to snuggle up and get lost in a good book. The sound of the wind blowing, the changes in light due to clouds zipping past, the smell of fresh dirt from the potato farmers field, the sound of silence in the house, sometimes when I do finally look up I quickly realize that I am not wherever the book takes me but home and that it nearly dark outside and time to get supper on. For me there is no better way to relax and shake off the blues than reading. Whatever the season or book I (almost) always feel better when the book is finally laid down.

  • cwilman

    Nothing better that a throw, a hot cuppa tea and a good book when there is a nip in the air.

  • Lisa Doucette

    There is nothing better than curling up with a good book on a beautiful fall day, when I get the chance. With the busy days raising two children, nap time is a wonderful thing!!! I love to read my books/novels outside in the sun light just listening to mother nature and of course no screaming children…:)

  • Flo

    I like to curl up with a good book on a Fall day because by the fall I got all my garden and yard work done. I don’t feel guilty snuggling under a blanket with a good book when the weather turns cold. The Fall is a good time to get into Reading .

  • juliebumboolie

    I love curling up with a great book in the Fall (especially the cold, rainy days of November) because I needn’t feel guilty about missing any gorgeous weather outside!

  • legsmom

    As a mom to three active and busy boys books are my purse stapple. Some ladies need to have their makeup bag, some need to have face blotters or a perfume, but not me, I NEED A BOOK!
    With the fall on our doorstep, my time will be spent shuffling the boys to the soccer club for training, or the youngest one to Irish dancing. Sitting for two hours at a time while they train for soccer (5 days a week between the two older ones, often more) or twice a week dance class I can’t always count on conversations to while the time away so I pack a book. I go through my fazes, mushy girly books are after hard to read thought provoking books, which come after self help/ parenting books. And then I cylce back to my brain cleanser girly books.
    Many of the moms trade books around, offering up the newest read, or their old book club books. I look forward to the fall and the new adventures that my emotions will take from reading a great book.

  • Christina

    I love curling up with a book any day of the year. Especially if I just need to get away from real life.

  • Karen Kelly

    As a busy working mom with a 4.5 and 6 year old sometimes it seems like there is no “me” time. But curling up with a book on a cool fall night after everyone is in bed can be a lifesaver. I can rush away to another place, another day, another time. The lunches will still need to be made and the permission forms signed. But after a little time for me I seem to do it all a little better.

  • spice_43

    I love crisp fall days when I can curl up in my window seat an cuddle with my dog while enjoying a good book. Some people love the smell of a new car, but for me there is nothing more exhilirating then opening the cover of a new book with its crisp spine and clean pages….

  • Dawn

    Fall is my favorite time of year, curling up with a great book and a roaring fire, while a pot a stew cooks in the oven is just my idea of heaven. And the colder outside the better, just a good excuse the stay cuddled up inside. I feel ready for it after the long hot days of summer. I am so glad I live in a location that we get to experience the 4 seasons. So everyone just leave me alone and let me read my new books.

  • Andree B

    Fall: fuzzy blanket + fuzzy slippers + hot cup of coffee + a good book = Happy and Relaxed Mommy!

  • Colleen Harnish-Trottier

    It is just such a nice getaway to find a special spot to curl up and escape for just a while within pages of a good book.

  • thomas rusinak

    love to read myself to sleep

  • Tamara

    As a mom, there isn’t a lot of time for reading, so I cherish the time I get and make a big deal of it. In the fall, I love to sit in the yard in the big muskoka chairs with a book and a coffee. If I have the time to light the fire-pit, then I’ll do that to, it just adds to the ambiance!

  • MamiG

    There’s something nostalgic about the fall. Wether it’s the colours, crisp air, cozy wardrobe or getting back into the school/every day routine, as a mother (and I’m sure as most women) I cherish the quiet times to myself. Let’s face it, they’re rare :-) And what better way to enjoy it than to sit on the veranda with a blanket, glass a wine and a hard-to-put down novel! That is, until the 2 y/o wakes up to go potty….

  • supercoopermom

    Ahhh fall, my absolute favourite time of the year. The cool nights, the sunny days, the apples and the pumpkins. As the nights get longer somehow it feels more “okay” to sit down on the couch after the dishes are done and the babies are put down, tuck my feet under me, grab a cushion, put on my reading glasses(after 40, watch out!), and settle in for a reading adventure of some sort. I’m transported, inspired, challenged, and poked by authors various and sundry. I love it.

  • Kelly

    I love reading novels! When summer’s here there just isn’t enough time to sit down and enjoy it. The cooler weather seems to slow things down for me and that’s when I like to pull out a book to read. Reading takes my mind off everyday things and lets me use my imagination to the fullest! Sometimes I like to pretend that I’m a certain character in the book and try to guess what they’re going to do next. I didn’t have much of a childhood when my parents were still together and I didn’t have a lot of friends either but I could always turn to my books for comfort. It was like I was in my own little world and nothing could take me away from it! Now that I’m older I like to read because I want to not because I have to.

  • Susan K

    I can’t sign in, no idea why :)
    I love to curl up with a good novel especially in the Fall because in the Fall I need comfort. This is the coziest activity I know, especially when accompanied by a nice pot of tea beside me, and me bundled in a comfy throw.

  • Angela

    I love to curl up with a good book no matter where I am, but especially at home in my favourite chair with a nice hot latte – I look forward to that time of the day every single day! I also love the message it sends my kids about reading and how enjoyable it can be.

  • http://www.tinawerner.blogspot.com tina werner

    i love reading! love the places i get to go, love the characters i get to meet, love the stores it totally get wrapped up in. curling up with a book on a fall day meets all of my needs… it satisfies my hunger and calms my mind, and often warms my heart.

  • Kellie Demarsh

    I love curling up on the couch with my favorite afghan,and a hot cup of herbal tea and reading a great book.fall is my favorite time of the year it would be great to win some of these books.

  • http://myhidingplaceincyberspace.blogspot.com Heidi

    Curling up with a good book is an escape like no other. A whole new world comes alive on those small black & white pages.
    Autumn is the perfect season for these “me moments”. The windows are open with a light breeze coming in. The smell of damp leaves and someone burning the crunchy ones down the road drifts in. Perfect!

  • Jeannette B

    In the Fall it’s dark so early that I don’t get outside evening playtime with the kids. As a single mom of a baby and a toddler, if they can’t be outside, most days neither can I so indoors time starts early. Books are such a great escape into other worlds, magically transporting you somewhere for a short time of adventure. I would love to add more books to my collection as it would be great to have new adventures once my little ones are tucked away safely in bed.

  • http://wherewiller.wordpress.com Emma

    It’s a treat anytime of year to be able to read a book with 2 small kids around. Looking forward to reading more this fall.

  • http://www.sschultz.webs.com Sandra Schultz

    I’d love to curl up and read a book in front of the fireplace. For me, reading is a de-stressor. And being a stay at home mom to two young daughters means not much time to do that. It’s a great alternative to vegging in front of the tv.

  • Louise

    Curling up with a good book in any season is how I let go of day to day stress. Doing so in the fall is particularly rewarding because the season itself has a more relaxed feel to it that just naturally lends itself to quiet hours immersed in a well-written story.

  • Catherine Casper

    I love curling up with a book on a chilly fall day because it brings back memories of my childhood. I’ve always been an avid reader and I would read indoors or out if the weather permitted. Fall is my favorite season- not hot and beautiful to see and smell!

  • Dianne

    Once it gets cold and snowy outside I don’t get out much but I can pick up a book and read about far away places and escape. I love curling up on the couch with a warm drink, wrapped in a blanket reading a great book.

  • Sherriemae

    Fall is our family’s favorite time of year, so much so that we actually condsidered naming our daughter Autumn (Andie won). Reading is my treat to myself, my usual goal is one book a year..I know that sounds very limiting but we three little ones under 5 running around, it is hard to keep up with thier daily reading let alone my own. Paradise for me, is a cool Fall day curled up in the hammock at the cottage while my hubbie and the kids fish off the dock, I may only get 15 minutes at a time but I cherish those few minutes and suprizingly am able to escape into the book effortlessly the next time I have a spare 15 minutes.

  • http://emilyisland.blogspot.com ebickell

    There’s nothing better than a cozy evening with a book and a cup of tea in the fall. When the cold rain and wind are whipping around, it’s so nice to have a mini escape! Reading takes me away.

  • Catherine

    I love curling up with a book on a fall evening as the evenings get shorter and cooler. While during long summer nights I am more likely to be enjoying the evening on the patio, come September by teacher-husband has lesson planning and marking to do in the evenings and I find I have more time to fill by myself. I love making myself a cup of tea and getting back to my (very long) reading list.

  • jazzy005

    Love to curl up on my couch in front of the fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate by my side and a good book. Find it very relaxing to get caught up in a good story and forget about everything but the book I’m reading.

  • Wendy Salsman

    Now with both children in school, at least part time, I now have time to enjoy reading my kind of books.

  • Cindy S

    A good book clears your mind and heart It releaves all your worries and pressures and lets you travel to interesting and unique places. A balance life most have books to read.

  • pureevil25

    After a busy summer I love to slow down with a good book as the nights get chilly.

  • Audrey Johnman

    I love reading a great book in the Fall. Lori Lansens previous books were great reads – I would love to win these books!

  • ghisl

    Curling up with a good book sounds like a perfect moment of relaxation to me.

  • Denise Sisson

    I LOVE reading and if I am able to steal a few minutes on a brisk, fall day- I would put on my fave sweater, grab a coffee and read on the deck!

  • Heidi

    I love to read a good book because it’s an entertaining escape from the mundane reality of daily life. It’s a great stress reducer too.

  • drjess

    I love to sit out on my baloney on a fall day with a good book and an expresso. I love looking up and seeing the glorious fall colors and watching the leaves fall as I slip in and out of the story I am reading.

  • dmhaen

    Fall is one of my favourite seasons and the perfect time to curl up with a good book, a warm blanket and a great view of the season coming upon us.

  • dawn

    I love reading any time of the year but as the daylight grows shorter , I seem to read way more in the winter months!!

  • cheryl

    I would love to curl up with a good book in the fall on my deck in my favorite chair and listen to the sound of the rustling leaves.

  • William Hennigar

    Nothing better than a cozy book.

  • Marlene V.

    I love to curl up with a good book to unwind and get some quiet time away from the hustle and bustle of life!!! Thanks for the chance to win:)

  • janetm

    I like curling up on the patio with a good book in the afternoon. The sun is high in the sky and you can still get away with a light sweater outdoors. I feel warm and relaxed and am lost in my novel.

  • Tania

    Fall is the best time to curl up with a great book. My hubby takes the kids outside for a walk, or to rake up leaves (only to jump into them and scatter them everywhere again, lol) and I get my “Mommy time”. A hot cup of tea, a polar fleece blanket, a good book and of course, a comfy spot on the couch and I am all set! And don’t forget to shut off the phone! With all of that, it’s time to lose myself in another world … even if it is only for a few hours! :)

  • Maggie Jorge

    readings is such good relaxation

  • Julie

    it is such an escape to free your mind and remember what an imagination is. it’s a good way to exercise the brain!

  • J.E.

    curling up with a good read in the fall while the rain&wind pound the windows,,ahh..
    thanks for the contest…

  • Kat Derksen

    I love curling up with a book anyday! Why? Because when I read I can go anywhere in the world, be transported to any point in time (including the future), meet characters that I would not have otherwise met, be introduced to points of view other than my own, increase my vocabulary – the list goes on! And all this for only a few cents per page!

  • http://www.liittlegreenbeing.com Idas

    As a full-time stay at home parent, sometimes I miss my old life, the freedom to travel for business, the chance to meet someone interesting person by fate somewhere off the beaten track.
    Reading opens a small view into something different during a time period where our lives can be ruled by routines that consider us last.
    Fall is when life for me slows down just a little with now my youngest in morning drop-off programming. So stepping into a different place or seeing a new perspective means a breath of much needed mental space.

  • lynn clayton

    I love fall my kids are in school and I finally have some me time I am a proud full time mom who rocks at housekeeping but I love a good book outside witha sweater and my doggy by my side I can spend hours in a good fiction book or cookbook

  • Kay

    I took my CGA for 7 years so could not read any fiction books. So now it is a treat and a pleasure to be able to grab a good fiction book and just enjoy what I am reading. Thanks for the contest

  • AJ Jone

    Any day is a good day to curl up with a book!

  • Sonja Jose

    Curling up with a book is the best way to have a lazy Sunday.

  • Erin

    I’m busy studying right now, but will be done at the beginning of October. I can’t wait to sink my teeth into a few fiction novels this fall. It’s a great escape from the everyday, and a calming and rejuvenating way to pass the time while my little one is having a nap.

  • Karen Thaeter

    i love toread every chance i get.people give me books which i pass around to other people.you cant beat a good book.

  • Kelly

    I am an avid reader who started my own book club so it would be awesome to have 5 new books to cozy up with this fall, and share with my club. I enjoy reading anytime, but what better way to usher in the fall then knowing you have great books to read whenever you feel the need to cozy up and indulge yourself!

  • moviefreak

    Drinking hot chocolate and reading my book besides my husband. Both relaxing and learning something different.

  • laura

    reading a good book is a great way to relax and escape from everyday life

  • Suzette MacNevin

    I have a special reading spot in the fall. I curl up by big windows that look out over the woods and the brilliantly colored leaves. It’s the perfect setting for a great afternoon of reading.

  • aurora82

    a hot cup of herbal tea, a warm throw and a good book – my favorite way to spend a chilly fall afternoon

  • scmolsen

    I think books are the best escape there is in our hectic lives ,thanks for a great contest!

  • Ramona

    Curling up in the fall with a good read. a blanket, and smelling the sweet smoke of the last weenie roast delights me like no other pastime as it is the harbinger of more books to come and the time to enjoy them.

  • http://gmail.com Michelle Bradley

    A cold fall day, I have finished a bunch of chores and finally can curl up with my most recent novel and relax. I deserve the break and can escape into my book, let my imagination run free and stimulate my brain. Whew! Better hurry up though as the family will soon need my help again.

  • Melissa Fisher

    I love to curl up with a good book on a fall day. There really isn’t anything like it. It helps me escape the many challenges that life can bring while I relax under a warm and comfortable blanket.

  • Tara

    I love to curl up with a good book on a fall day as that is the time my mind stops running and thinking about the hundreds of things that I need to do! It transports me to another world….

  • Diana Plavins

    Fall is always a beginning for me, not an end. I guess thats because of all the years I spent in school! I like curling up with a novel because I can really concentrate, unlike in the heat of the summer when the most I can handle is some brain candy.

  • Sean

    It helps me relax while the kids are at school

  • Stephanie N

    I like to read at my trailer in the fall. I sit on the deck and feel the wind on my face as I read and sometimes look at the changing colour of the leaves. It’s always so peaceful in the fall as it’s usually just the seasonal campers who remain and it’s so quiet.

  • Adrienne

    On cool, chilly nights, curling up with a hot chocolate and blanket on the couch is a must. And of course, a great read to help forget all of the occurrences of daily life!

  • foosil

    The cool weather in fall is the perfect time to curl up on the couch with a good book, cup of cocoa and Baileys. It’s a “staycation” that really recharges my batteries (especially if my husband has taken the kids out for a walk!!)

  • Julie Harries

    Sitting on the sofa, wrapped snuggly in a fleecy warm blanket, enjoying a warm drink and escaping into the life of another individual seems like the perfect getaway for any mom. Even if just for a few seconds… there is a sense of rejuvenation as every detail of a strangers story is absorbed the stress and busyness of everyday life is forgotten and melts away.

  • nej26

    This will be the perfect time to curl up and read books as I’m really stressed out right now. My 2 year old toddler keeps me on my toes and I’m expecting another one in Oct and so, I’m looking forward to have some peace and quiet before the baby is born.

  • ehelfand

    It takes me somewhere else for a while.

  • http://www.rockymountainkid.com Kristy

    I like to curl up with a good book anytime. Fall is good too. As the days get shorter, its easier to get into bed a little sooner with something good to read. Now if only the days getting shorter meant my two year old went to bed sooner, then I might really have time to read.

  • http://jenjeff.blogspot.com Jen

    Reading is my most important “me time” activity. I always make sure I get a bit of reading in every day, even if it’s only 15 minutes before bedtime. This Fall I’m especially looking forward to curling up with my kindergartener and toddler to read together. There’s nothing better than getting cozy under a blanket and cuddling and reading together!

  • carschick

    I love reading a good book, it lets me escape from my problems into a world on intrigue and mystery. I have me time that allows my mind to grow!!

  • lorie

    I love reading a good fiction novel especially when the weather turns cool. Nothing like looking out the window from the sofa with a blanket, a good book and a hot cup of coffee. Even better when my husband has taken the kids somewhere right after supper.

  • loo1956

    After the the busy summer (with no time to laze aroung reading), the fall is the perfect time to relax and wind down with a good novel.

  • lisha

    Curling up with a good book on a storming day is the best. You just get lost in the book and forget about the weather outside!!!

  • Kiki

    The fall is the perfect opportunity to curl up with a new book! The weather is so conducive to snuggling in and nesting indoors. And what better way to get in to the “back to school” spirit than to also hit the books!

  • lucy

    Every since I was a little girl, I loved to read and still do. Reading takes me away from when life gets hard. That God for books.

  • http://pattonfamilymusings.blogspot.com Ruth

    With 5 kids I haven’t gotten much time for myself lately. I am looking forward this fall to setting aside some time every day for me. It has ben so long and I am looking forward to picking up my favourite pastime again…Reading!!

  • http://crumbsintheminivan.blogspot.com CynthiaK

    I have had my passion with books re-ignited with the introduction of a mommy book club in my group of friends. Best thing ever. Now, no matter how busy life gets (and with three under 8, it gets busy!) I always make time to curl up with a book. Glass of wine, warm blanket, comfy chair by the fireside – this is what relaxing as a mom in autumn is all about.

  • Shauna Hepner

    I’m having surgery soon and to have a good book to curl up with and read in bed while I recove will take me away from the reality and whisk me to a new place. Even if I wasn’t recovering who wouldn’t like to curl up in bed with a good book.
    HEAVEN!

  • Shonna Bechtel

    The neighborhood is quiet with all the kids back in school. There are a few nice sunny days left. There is nothing better then letting the sunshine hit your face and read a book. Remember this day because it could be a long, cold winter.

  • Dominique

    I just love these book reviews – I go through about 250-300 books a year, so I’m ALWAYS on the lookout for a good read! My local used bookstores rub their hands gleefully when I walk through the door, I tell ya!
    I’d love to hear from you folks, telling me I’ve won some books. I’ll be waiting! LOL

  • Jennifer

    As a new mom I don’t have a lot of time to read, especially when we want to be outside enjoying the last few warm days. I look forward to the fall when I can curl up with a cup of tea and have some “mommy time”

  • Riker

    My idea of heavenly bliss would be to spend a month undisturbed, reading, eating, and sleeping in a bookstore, filled to the rafter with books galore. There would be no one, but the resident cats roaming among the stacks. My second choice, would be to win those delectable novels, find myself a quiet nook, then sink my teeth into pure escapism…

  • Kim

    I would love new books to read – me time is a definite must and reading good books allows us to do that.
    Thanks!

  • TorontoGal74

    I love curling up with a good book on a fall day, because it allows me a brief escape – from the kids, from work and from life in general!!

  • Valerie

    Curling up with a good book is great at any time, but especially lovely in the fall, in the crisp air of the garden, with a cup of tea or hot chocolate. It’s comforting and invigorating at the same time.

  • http://luckycanuck.blogspot.com/ Tania Bugnet

    I love curling up with a good book on a fall day because it feels like home. Nothing feels better than having a fantastic story to take you away from your day-to-day troubles and worries and to be sitting looking outside as it’s getting a little gloomy and cold. It makes me feel warm inside and out.

  • Angela

    I like curling up with a good book on a fall day because it transports me away from the mundane. Dishes, laundry and dusting are temporarily forgotten as new worlds and characters open up in the pages of a good book.

  • Angela

    I love to curl up on a fall day and read a book because it transports me away from the mundane. Dishes, laundry and dusting are temporarily forgotten as new worlds and characters open up in the pages of a good book.

  • P.G.

    All five authors are wonderful, and this would be an excellent package for cool fall days.

  • Karri

    I love to read… I read as though books are going out of style soon! :) And fall is the best time to read, in some ways, because you can still read outside under a tree when the weather is perfect, or curl up inside and be cozy when the weather isn’t so agreeable…

  • jrobbies

    I love curling up with a book on a fall day because it’s good for the soul. A cup of tea, a great read and a cozy blanket on a cool, autumn day warms me like nothing else!

  • Vicky

    We are so lucky to live in a country that has a fall season.
    How could you not just love a season that is so full of color,
    full of juicy apples and crisp weather!! It’s a season that truly
    deserves a good book.

  • Teresa

    OK, I have to admit, I have memories of curling up with books….I think. It’s been so long I can’t remember. Does curling up with your child for bedtime stories count? While perhaps my reading selections have changed, the love of curling up with books has not. I’m glad my daughter is picking up on this love too.

  • Lori

    I’ve recently joined a book club (first meet up is next week!) and so I have no excuses anymore but to take the time to sit down & enjoy a great novel. I’m looking forward to the many books that are already on the list throughout the winter months, but I still need to come up with a title for March. I’m sure I’d be able to find something in this great prize pack!

  • Sherry

    A good book is my guilty escape from reality and I enjoy it even more in the fall with a fire when it is raining outside. Hot chocolate or a glass of merlot finish it off.

  • Shelly

    Wow, sound very interesting reads. With my youngest starting grade 1 I will have more time to read :)

  • debra l

    Reading allows a break from the busy fall schedules and a chance to transport yourself to new experiences and adventures without leaving your home

  • Kerrie

    I really enjoying curling up with a good book anytime of the year. But in the fall it is especially nice to read a good book curled up in my comfy chair, sipping some hot tea, enjoying my favourite scent of candle, when I have some alone time in the house. I love the escape that a good book provides.

  • itsasharonthing

    Fall is the time when things get back in to order. The kids are back to school and on a schedule. The house is no longer in mayhem. Finally some me time. A time to curl up to a good book and not have to keep putting the book mark in every two minute. Life is good.

  • Christine

    Curling up with a good book is great anytime. But, there’s something about the cold wind blowing outside and the warmth of the crackling fire (real or otherwise)that makes reading a book magical. I curl up with a hot tea and a blanket. It brings me back to that safe feeling from childhood. In this world of uncertainty, it means a great deal to me to have that peace.

  • sharon

    The fall is when things are back in order. The kids are in a routine. The house is not mayhem. I finally get to relax and have some me time. For me, that means curling up to a good book. Life is good.

  • Linda

    In the fall I love to slip into the hammock at the lake, wrapped in a cosy blanket, and read. I love the smell of the forest, the quiet of the lake (without boats), and the freshness of the air.

  • Josette

    I read everything from cereal boxes at breakfast to toothpaste tubes when I brushing my teeth because I just love to read. These days I seem to be rereading some of my favorites. Curling up with a book is the best way to relax after a long day of work and family. I would love to win these new books to curl up on the couch with this fall. We just moved to Calgary from Toronto so I hear the cold weather is coming soon. New books might just be the ticket if I can’t rely on those Chinooks!!

  • Dianne Wood

    There is nothing more relaxing then to curl up on an autumn Sunday afternoon and escape into a novel where I can forget about the busy week ahead. It is a great rest for the soul.

  • Julie

    I love to do get right into a novel on a cool day, curled up on the deck. It helps me have a “mini” getaway, without going anywhere. LOVE IT!!!!

  • michelle

    I teach English Literature and I am always looking for new books to introduce to my high school students. I am currently on a maternity leave and I miss reading on a daily basis. In the fall, I love to curl up by the fireplace at night with a good book to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

  • Lisa

    Reading at the end of the day with a nice cup of tea lets you escape from all your daily troubles and feel refreshed to face another day.

  • Lisa

    Reading at the end of the day with a nice cup of tea lets you escape from all your daily troubles and feel refreshed to face another day.

  • aidabaida

    In the fall, in winter, in summer, curling up with a book is a must for me! I just love it.

  • Liz

    I think it is extremely satisfying to curl up with a good book and a cup of tea, while it is raining and gloomy outside. Something I always do in the fall.

  • Bryanne

    Fall is my favourite time of year…the crisp air, falling leaves, kids back to school. I love to sit in my chair with the sun streaming in the window and read a good book. My husband teases me about having 2 or 3 books on the go at once. I can’t help it…I love to read!

  • Michele

    There is nothing like taking time out for yourself and escaping into another world with a good book and a hot cup of tea. Fall reminds us to slow down and enjoy the cool weather and gives us the excuse to stay inside and relax, even if for only a few minutes. And what a great way to set an example for your kids!

  • jentam

    I agree that it’s the best to curl up on a fall or winter day with a great book. I love to climb in bed with a book and cup of tea and read for as long as I want. I find that this is an especially enjoyable treat, now that I have children and have so little time to myself.

  • sylvia

    i love to curl up and read a good book on a fall day and glance out the window once in a while and watch the leaves blowing in the wind. while i am warm inside with my blanket and my book.

  • Andrea

    For me, I love curling up with a good book on a cool fall day. Looking out the window here and there watching the leaves gently fall off the trees, sipping a fresh cup of coffee and a good story; sigh, what can be better?

  • momkim

    I am a book-a-holic! nothing I enjoy more at the end of the day is a hot bath, pj’s and a cup of tea being curled up in my chair with a book!
    I find it so relaxing and enjoy loosing myself in the stories!
    though at times I am so into the story I have my nose in the book while cooking supper or other jobs.Just can’t put the book down!
    gladly both my teen daughters enjoy bokos as well. A great vlaue I am pleased they picked up on.

  • Nathalie

    Reading a good novel is the easiest way to give myself “me time”. The kids go out with their dad for a few hours and I can pick a spot anywhere in the house to curl up and read.

  • Heather Swanson

    My favorite fall day ends with me in a bubble bath & a great read !

  • Marjorie

    Grab a blanket and your puppy and a book and be nice and cozy, count
    me in for this great giveaway.

  • Jennifer Rayment

    I think curling up with a good book is one of the greatest joys in life. Especially now that I am a full time Librarian and a full time Mom, my time is precious. During the fall there is nothing better than curling up with a good book while the window is open and you can smell the fresh autumn breeze while you escape into a different world.

  • http://www.hollysissonphotography.com sisson64

    Love being curled up and cozy with a book when the fall weather turns icky. A cup of tea, some jazz music, it’s a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. It refreshes the mind and rejuvenates the soul.

  • cc

    This would be great to win ; Book Fun!

  • Sylvia Shaw

    There is no better afternoon to me then curling up with a good book on a fall afternoon with a coffee and butter tart by my side. Best stress reliever that I know!

  • Krista Smith-Moroziuk

    I love to curl up on a fall day with a great novel. I love to read outside with a cup of hot chocolate. Especailly in the early evening when the sky is turning those lovely shades of pink and red. It is a great way to wind down after the kids are in bed. It is perfect ‘me time’.

  • thomas rusinak

    reading..a lost art!

  • Kelly Kennedy

    The only thing I like about fall IS curling up with a good book and mug of cocoa. Nothing is better than knowing I’m snug indoors and I can let the story carry me away. Sometimes I’m surprised when I look up and realize I’m at home!

  • jenesparza

    I like curling up with a good book on a fall day because its is so nice to just have the windows open and the smell of autumn to waken the senses and the imagination when reading. Its almost like a blank canvas that gets its first stroke. I just love it… especially reading books that have a fall setting.

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