Friday, July 13, 2012

Keeping Cool with Books

It's a hot, humid Friday the 13th, so I thought I'd share a few tips for keeping cool with books.

Allow me to demonstrate Tip #4!

  1. Fan yourself with a book. (I recommend picture books.) Even an iPad or ereader can be used as a fan, though they do get heavy. (In which case, it counts as exercise!)
  2. Read stories set in cold climates. (Like 50 Below Zero... it doesn't get much colder than that!)
  3. Pop your book in the freezer for ten minutes or so, then take it out and enjoy the cool air as you read. (Note: not responsible for any damage to frozen books. Do not try this with e-books.)
  4. Read in a hammock: you'll get more air circulation, and a nice breeze if you sway from side to side.
  5. Finally, mix up a nice cold drink and take your book outside to read in the shade.
Happy summer reading, everyone! And if you're looking for some summer reads for your kids, check out Open Road's Avoid the Summer Slide promotion.