Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sunday Salon - What a Nice Summer

I have to say, this has been one of the nicest summers I've had in several years. The weather has been great in New England- hot and humid, yes, but in a good summery way. Summer here is humid- it's a fact of life. To expect otherwise is to court disappointment. And anyways, it's nothing that an ice cream and an air conditioner can't fix. And a good book.

If you're interested, on Tuesday I was interviewed by Carina at Reading Through Life. You can see that post here.

This week's bookish event was a terrific talk by the charismatic Mary Roach at Porter Square Books in Cambridge; it was a standing-room-only event! She talked about her latest book, Packing for Mars, about all the things you never knew you wanted to know about the space program. I saw her at Book Expo promoting the book at the Adult Author Breakfast; she was great then and even better in a smaller-group setting. It was also a mini-reunion of sorts for a bunch of my bookish and/or nerdy friends. Awesome.

Today we're headed to a barbecue for a friend's birthday but I hope to make some tracks in Running the Books and if there's time, I'm going to start Manuel de Lope's book The Wrong Blood, which just looks awesome and has received lots of raves from friends. Should be a great day. I hope you have a great Sunday, too.

More Sunday Salon here.