Thursday, June 21, 2012

Lazy Summer Days

Summer has definitely arrived here on the coast of Maine. We normally don't suffer from too much heat until early to mid-August, but when the sea breeze fails to kick up in the afternoon, we definitely need to lower the shades, turn on the ceiling fans, pour a big iced tea, and actually stay inside with a good book. We had three days of 90+ temps, and lethargic movements. Today, the breeze is back, and we can breathe again.

After supper (a light Italian antipasto salad) I pulled out the old canning kettle and made up a couple jars of tomato sauce and several jars of strawberry/blueberry jam. Now that the sun is down, I can settle back, enjoy the breeze and a book and look forward to tomorrow's pancakes and jam.

The only problem now is that my stack of "summer reads" has gotten out of control. I have both a Kindle and a Nook, and thanks to Net Galley, there are lots of good reads waiting for my two cents. There are eleven books I can literally reach out and pick up without even leaning over, and there are 12 audio books loaded up on my MP3.

Which to choose? I'm not even going to list my possibilities because then I'll feel obligated to get to them. My current reads, which appear over on the side-bar, are keeping me busy and much of my reading has been chosen for me by the review schedule, book clubs, and group reads I signed up for, so I'm thinking it may be time to drop off the reviewing cycle for a couple weeks, and just plain enjoy summertime while it's here. The serious reading can wait until it cools off. Besides, I can't possibly take all these with me to the beach when I go in August, so I guess I'd better get going.


  1. I totally understand how those awesome NetGalley selections can quickly get a bit out of control. Enjoy the breeze while you can:)

  2. Kudos to you for canning when it's so hot!
    And I love the description of being able to reach one of the many books without even looking! The piles are tottering here as well.
    Enjoy summer, it goes quick here as I'm sure it does in your neck of the woods too.


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