Jul 24, 2011

Sunday Salon: The Heat Moves On

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I was able to turn off the air con in my bedroom at around two this morning and open the window to a nice flow of cool air. My 60 year old house doesn't have central air, as YET! But if this type of summer weather continues, we'll have to move the old house into the 21st century.

Several new books arrived, in addition to one I bought at the Borders' closing sale. Just one, so far and waiting for the discounts to deepen, though I'm sorry the bookstore chain has to go. An employee of the successful B&N store told me that Borders had internal management problems, in his opinion - top heavy and no internal communication. I'll bet it's gets even more complex than that

The newest arrivals were The Summer We Came to Life by Deborah Cloyed and a copy of The Taba Convention by Stephen W. Ayers, the first in the Jordan Kline series of thrillers.

Reviewed last week were In Search of the Rose Notes by Emily Arsenault and two cozies, two cozy mysteries, Tempest in the Tea Leaves by Kari Lee Townsend and Till Death Do Us Bark by Judi McCoy.

I have a couple of books to read for upcoming TLC book tours, plus a few on my Kindle that I've promised authors to read and review. The summer is hot and busy with books to read!

What have you been doing/reading this past week?


Unknown said...

Glad you were able to turn off the air conditioning. I walked out at 9 AM and the heat was already unbearable.

Enjoy reading you new books.


Unknown said...

Oh I'm sure it gets much more complicated than the, the Border's closing. When a company goes out like that, its not a problem in just one area, it takes massive problems. It makes me sad that they went out, too :[

My house is 40 years old, but we've always had central air. Living in South Carolina, you can't be without it! This week has been brutal.

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Robyn Ryle said...

I'm envious that you were able to open your window and get a cool breeze. We've been without a cool breeze for at least a week here.

JoAnn said...

I think we're finally going to get a reprieve from the heat today, too! Looks like you have a couple of exciting books ahead. I'm enjoying The Language of Baklava today.

Yvonne said...

I haven't been able to turn off the a/c yet.

I love cozies and those two are on my list to read.

Dorte H said...

Pretty new wallpaper!

My reading has not been much better than the Danish weather these days. I had just begun reading about a highschool shooting when the horrible terror attack hit Norway - far too close to the story so I put it down immediately. I just wish I had a cosy or two in our cottage, but they are at home.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

your heat came this way, and we are sick of it! we do have ac but still. this week is suppose to be better. stay cool and have an awesome week.

Jemi Fraser said...

This heat wave has been nuts! I've never seen anything quite like it. Hope it's done now!

Staci said...

I'm afraid to enter a Borders!! So I'm staying away even though I know the prices will be good!!! I have a few of the books that you mentioned. Hope we enjoy them!! I think it's going to heat back up by Thursday. Our house is 100+ years old...no Central AC either but we do have a window unit that doesn't do too shabby!

Athira said...

It really is horribly hot! I try not to turn on the AC as much as possible, but sometimes it's so hard to sit and vaporize slowly.

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