We're going on a week now with no central air-conditioning in our house, an
To cope, we've become even more sedentary, staying in the coolest room possible with the strategically-positioned emergency-purchased room air conditioner unit going full blast. Perhaps the only good part to this is that I've been reading more than usual. (Well, that ... and I've gotten an unexpected vacation from making much more than sandwiches and salads for dinner.)
Sometimes after reading a particularly well written, engrossing novel (I finished Pat Conroy's South of Broad last week; see my review here), I have a hard time getting into another work of fiction. My new solution is to switch gears; instead of diving right into another novel and subconsciously comparing authors and writing styles, I'm finding that is a good time (at least for me) to read some nonfiction.
(photo taken by me of the aftermath of the February 2010 blizzard that dumped over two feet of snow in our backyard, and our neighbor's.)
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