The weather has been notably Un-Jaunty of late -- pouring rain, flashes of lightning, a rumble of thunder or two. But this Bird refuses to let the rainyday blues take hold. Grey skies send warm J'adore wishes for warm comforts like a stack of neglected books, baking some orange and pecan scones, and taking the time to let one's gaze linger on a raindrop or two.

What? So boooooooooring, you say? Don't doubt the restorative powers of just sitting with a book, an oven-fresh scone and a spot o' tea as you hear the drumming of raindrops on the roof. Right now I'm jumping between two books that couldn't be any more different -- William Gibson's Pattern Recognition and the kid-friendly Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo.

What about you, Jaunty Readers? What rainy day activities do you love best?

Jaunty Fine Print: photos by Denise Sakaki

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  1. Ooh! How are you liking William Gibson? I haven't read anything by him, although I've been meaning to for ages: "The Difference Engine" has been on my list. I've been doing pretty much the same during rainy days: after my language-books I've moved over to reading about consumerism. I swear, one of these days I will not read in themes. Other than that, I managed to crochet a hat while watching "Drag Me to Hell" (that movie is so bad. I should have known as soon as Justin Long's name appeared on the screen...)

    tl;dr: Reading, crocheting, movie-watching :)

  2. you're speaking to my heart with this post! there's nothing i like more on a rainy day, than grabbing my woobie, the dog, some tea and a book and snuggling down while the rain falls! our couch is right in front of a big picture window... i tuck in, and every once in a while glance up to watch it water my flowers and daydream... and pattern recognition is on my top 5 list. i've read it multiple times, and just recently met a man who was wearing the jacket she has... i literally FREAKED.

  3. Scones make all things better :)


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