Let’s Talk with Maggie Toussaint

Sizzling Heat and Sizzling Reads
By Maggie Toussaint

Is it hot enough for you? Down here in coastal Georgia it’s been in the 90s for quite a while, and when you add in the Heat Index, it can be downright dangerous. Native Georgians prefer to do their outside errands and work in the early morning, and then, as much as possible, they avoid the heat of the day.

Sometimes that involves swimming or a cool shower, sometimes it’s enjoying air conditioning. Some people seek out movie theaters in the summer, while others enjoy curling up with a new or a favorite book. I’m an equal-opportunity relaxer, so I like all of the above, but one thing is a constant. There’s always time in my day for reading.

I don’t switch my reading genres in the summer, but I already read a wide variety of genre fiction: mystery, paranormal, romance, and science fiction. My to-be-read pile never seems to go down much because I keep adding to it. I’ve dreamed of catching up, but that would take too long!

What do you do when your to-be-read pile gets out of control? Do you ditch books? Plow through them? Loan some to a friend? Donate them to a library so you have access to the later? Comment  on this page for a chance to win a hardcover copy of Death Island Style (US mailing address only).

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