Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Reading Update and a Hot Weekend Ahead

On Friday we’re driving to St Louis so that we can watch our daughter play Footy (Australian Rules Football). I checked the weather so I could plan accordingly. Saturday’s high…95 degrees! Yikes! I think we’ll be melting. Better make sure to take my 50SPF umbrellas with me (and plenty of water & sunscreen). They’re all going to be needed, I’m sure.

Here’s what I read since my last update:

Book #38

Dates read: July 7-16, 2021
Title: The Presence
Year of publication: 2004
Author: Heather Graham
Genre: Paranormal romantic suspense
Series: Harrison Investigations #2
# of Pages: 417
Paper or plastic: Mass market paperback
How obtained: Purchased.
Blurb from book: Toni Fraser has the ultimate moneymaking plan—buy an ancient, run-down Scottish castle and turn it into a tourist destination. Tony and her friends concoct the perfect story about the ghost of the imaginary laird Bruce MacNiall to draw thrill seekers to the castle. Suddenly when someone arrives claiming to actually be Laird MacNiall—a tall, dark, formidable Scot—the bodies of young women start to be found in the nearby town.
    But even stranger, how is it even possible this laird exists? Toni invented Bruce MacNiall for the performance…yet sinister, lifelike dreams suggest he’s connected to the recent deaths. Bruce claims he wants to help catch the murderer. But even if she wants to, can Tony trust him…when her visions seem to suggest the tempting laird might be the murderer?
My thoughts: More ghosts. More suspense. And romance. This one also includes a murder mystery. All good for this reader.

Last Sunday was my birthday. We went to see the Dragons play. Game was at 2pm. High was 81. And our seats were in the sun. Man, was it hot! After the fifth or sixth inning, we moved to seats that were in the shade (since there were a lot of open seats). I was able to enjoy the rest of the game more comfortable. And the Dragons won! After the game we had dinner with the kids at Giordano’s. It was a really fun day. Couldn’t ask for anything better. Well, except for maybe not as much sun. Good thing I brought the sunscreen (and it worked!).

So… How hot is too hot for you outside? I never thought 81 was super hot, but with the humidity, it really is unbearable. Unless you’re in the shade. I hope there is shade at the Footy game!

Happy Reading!



Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Belated happy birthday!
Oh no, with humidity, seventy degrees can be miserable. Hopefully you are not in direct sunlight for all of that game on Saturday. Yes, you will melt.

Maria Zannini said...

Happy (belated) birthday!

In Texas it's hot 9 months out of the year. We call it a good year if it doesn't hit triple digits.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Alex - I hope we're not in direct sunlight, too, but I'll have my umbrella, just in case!

Maria - I hope I don't see triple digits this year. So far we've been lucky.