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.


caite said...

ok, I hate summer. I hate hot and I hate humid..and it has been record hot and humid here this summer. Give me fall..or spring or winter any day.

But the BBQ sounds fun! :-)

wisteria said... are so right and I know I should embrace the humidity, after all I am a New Englander. But, I'm going to whine now. I hate the humidity summer, winter, fall or spring. I am cranky and just not fun to be around when the humidity starts messing with my curly, out of control mop. So, what do I do? I try to straighten it. Failure every time in the humidity. I should learn to just accept it, but I'd rather complain. LOL Have a great Sunday. Your visit with Mary Roach sounds like it was awesome.

bermudaonion said...

The Mary Roach event sounds like so much fun - she was fabulous at BEA!

Ana S. said...

The Mary Roach talk sounds great! And I'm glad to hear you're having such a good summer! Mine has sadly been far too busy, between preparing to move to start library school in September and still working full time until two days before I do.

Frances said...

It has been an unusually fantastic summer for me too even with the killer heat and humidity here in DC. Also have a copy of The Wrong Blood that looks really tempting. If I could just stop working and read full time, I could get through all these bookish temptations much faster.

Zibilee said...

Packing for Mars does indeed sound like a great book, and I have been hearing awesome things about it. I am glad you are having such a great summer, Marie! I hope it continues!

Care said...

It is indeed, a great summer! Glad you are enjoying it and filling it will cool booking things.

Kathleen said...

Thanks for the link to the interview with you. I loved the Ramona Quimby books too!