Sunday, July 22, 2012
Sunday Salon: heatwave, the re-emergence of prizes, and impending vacation
I'm really looking forward to a short week of work. I'm heading to South Florida on Thursday. Words I never thought I'd say: "I can't wait to get to South Florida in late July. It will be so much cooler!" I'm looking forward to a fun, long weekend with friends. I haven't finalized which books I'll take with me for the plane, pool and beach because the Booker Prize longlist will be announced Wednesday. Although I vowed to stray from prize lists, I find myself getting more and more excited about which titles will make the longlist. I won't promise to read the entire longlist, particularly as many of the predicted titles are not yet published in the U.S. or not even scheduled to be published in the U.S. I don't make predictions for the Booker Prize, but I do enjoy following the speculation. As I did last year, I plan to chime in with my thoughts Wednesday once the longlist is announced and share my plans for which titles I'll read.
Now tell me: how are you surviving the weather? Or are you lucky enough to be somewhere without sweltering heat?
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