We had a table top swamp cooler that was used to cool the house in the summer. We'd pour ice and water in the back, to wet the cooling pads. It was usually in the kitchen and cooled only the room where it was located.
After doing ALL my chores, I'd sit in front of that cooler and read books that I had checked out from the library. If Nancy Drew was included in the library books, I was one happy girl. All this remembrance brings me to the reason for my post.
I recently read Braden Bell's new book, "The Roadshow".
This book took my breath away. From the first chapter, Braden develops believable and likeable characters. I could easily relate to most of their struggles. It is set in an LDS community but is not "preachy" of LDS doctrine. The focus is on human strengths, weaknesses and Christian promises of Christ's love and healing power. The story deals with some weighty, real-life issues but is peppered with humor. It's a quick read that lifts and inspires. You should put this on your "books to read this summer" list and then read it. You'll be glad you did. A word of warning, don't plan on getting your chores done, you won't want to put it down.