Hey, remember those huge dumps of snow we had back in February? Yeah, I’m ready to bring those back after this week. I’ll take the annoyance of coats/hats/scarves/gloves over being perpetually hot ANY day. Winter chills can be taken care of by getting in a hot bath with wine and a book. A cold bath is not so nice for reading.
On the other hand, there is a slight advantage to it being beastly hot, and that is that reading is the only thing that sounds remotely appealing. My husband was away on business last week, so it was just Daniel and I, and we had dinner with family every night. Other than the night when Daniel stayed with my dad and my mom and I went to see Harry Potter, Daniel and I would get home most nights just in time to put him to bed. Now, our air conditioning is in good condition, but our condo is old and our windows inefficient, which means that it can be tough to cool the place down, which, in turn, meant that I had no desire to turn on a computer and add any more heat to the house, which also precluded watching tv.
When it was just too hot even to flip pages, I laid on top of my bed listening to an audiobook and playing games on my phone until it cooled down. After that, I would pick up a book and read, often until well after midnight when it was finally cool enough to get to sleep. The upshot is that I finished quite a few books (and am now even farther behind on reviews):
Luckily, I had quite a few things prescheduled this week, so there was content here, even though I had no desire to sit with a computer on my lap. One particularly interesting thing was an interview between authors Kim Wright and Sarah Pekkanen discussing social media and the ways in which authors help one another. In addition to that, were a number of reviews: