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November. The colourful leaves have fallen. The lakes are too cold for swimming. If there's any snow at all this month, it won't be enough to play in. So what, pray tell, is one to do around here in November?
The simple, delicious answer is... not much. Oh, there are still trails to hike and sights to see. Most of the shops and galleries are still open, though their hours may be shorter. But the crowds have emptied out of the parks, stores, restaurants and highways now that the flashy, popular months have passed. And this is great news for those of us who appreciate the quiet pleasure of the written word.
More than any other, November is the month for readers and writers. It's a quiet, cocooning, reflective time, perfect for curling up in front of a fire with a good book. When you're ready to stretch your legs, an amble through the woods clears your mind and lets you gather your thoughts before putting them on paper.
Beyond simply offering a place away from the distractions and noise of the daily grind, we've got even more to offer readers and writers this month.
Bring a book to add to our eclectic collection and take one of ours home with you. We have all sorts of genres and authors; there's sure to be something for everyone.
Are you participating in NaNoWriMo this month? What do you need to achieve your word count? Extra coffee packs, a thesaurus, a self-serve lunch so you don't have to interrupt your creative flow, moral support or a figurative kick in the pants? Let us know and we'll do our best to help you reach your goal.
Learn more about National Novel Writing Month at www.nanowrimo.org
10% Discount at The Bookcase
The Bookcase independent bookstore in downtown Huntsville is a great place to spend a lazy afternoon. With a large selection of books and categories, the two-story shop has cozy nooks—complete with fireplaces—and an inviting, rambling, browser-friendly layout. The Bookcase is offering guests of Fern Glen Inn a 10% discount off all regular priced books in store for the month of November.
Browse The Bookcase online at www.thebookcase.ca
Solo Writer's Retreat
A popular quiet season package, the Mini Sabbatical is perfect for writers. Whether you're working on your memoirs, a collection of poetry, the great Canadian novel you know is inside you, or simply catching up on a personal journal, this getaway will free you to focus.
The Solo Writer's Retreat Package includes:
- 2 nights accommodation for 1 person
- breakfast both mornings
- lunch and dinner on your full day
- inspirational quotes served with breakfast
- writing journal for you to keep
$235 + tax
Book Lovers' Romantic Getaway
Perfect for partners who need a bit of quiet time to just be together. Read, walk in the woods, play scrabble while taking turns choosing pretty chocolates from a box of truffles.
The Book Lovers' Romantic Getaway includes:
- 2 nights accommodation for 2 people
- breakfast both mornings
- box of 8 gourmet chocolate truffles
- sturdy Fern Glen Inn book bag for trips to the library and book store