26 Celsius that I'm sitting in the house. Maybe it's because yesterday I attended the "family" barbecue, which means I got my quota of outdoors. It was a day of being outside and catching up with an interesting mix of people that included my brother's in-laws as well as his side of the family, which was how I ended up outside enjoying the sun at a party at his house. It's only once a year that we get to do this but it's always a fun time.
Because of "To Kill a Mockingbird".
"To Kill a Mockingbird" was a grade school compulsory read. Why we would have read it then, I don't know but the result is that it was so long ago that I can't remember much of anything about the book. So, I've pulled out a copy I got at a garage sale, like a batch of other books I've picked up along the way just just because I thought one day I might read it again. One day in this case turned into a year and then two, and my book collection of one day I might read expanded with silent precision in my bookcase downstairs.
My curiosity has me wanting to read the"Go Set a Watchman" but practicality tells me I need a brush up on history first. So "To Kill a Mockingbird" has moved upstairs where I promise myself it will be read just as soon as I finish a non-fiction that promises to motivate me to hit the treadmill - we'll see.
What are you reading this summer?