Lazy, Hot Days of spring not quite summer yet! Summertime Reading!

We have had a stretch of extremely hot days lately and it’s still spring. What’s it going to be like in summer? I will be cranking up the AC all summer long and staying indoors if this is any indication of what to expect. Is this Global Warming?

I don’t do well in extreme heat unless I can sit in a pool every so often and cool off. When we go to Aruba it is in the 80’s – 90’s every day. Evenings cool down a little to low 80’s and upper 70’s. Of course we sit under palapas and jump into the water (80’s temps) every so often to cool off. It is heavenly. Aruba is a desert and dry. Home in New Hampshire it is more hot and humid when it gets like this. There is no pool to jump into. I wouldn’t dare go into the pond. It’s full of snakes, bullfrogs and whatever else is lurking there. Yuck!

Here is a photo (2019) of an overcast day but no rain in Aruba. I took this from our room at the Divi Aruba Phoenix Resort. We didn’t go last year so I have no photos from 2020 to share because of COVID-19. Sigh!

Palm Beach in Aruba

This weather at home now is perfect for blogging in AC, writing in my WIP, reading or crocheting and whatever else I find to do. What do you do when it gets hot and humid where you live? That’s if it does at all. Please share.

I promise to share all my photos from our trip in the fall to Aruba. Maybe by then we will be mask free and things will be almost back to normal. Here in New England it is feeling close to normal once again. We are getting there.

Now if you have some time on your hands this summer, or it’s too hot to venture out, I have some great books to share with you. I have 35 books and counting on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Also, I share my fellow authors’ books each month on my Monthly Reads. So, there is plenty for you to choose from and to start reading today. No more excuses – get reading and get healthier in mind and body.

17 Children’s Books with life lessons and beautiful illustrations (with 9 awards) (Promo by John Spina)
Abby & Holly Series Books 1-6 with 8 awards (MG/PT/YA) (Promo by John Spina)
Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series Books 1-3 with 5 Awards (MG/PT/YA) (promo by
Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series Books 4-6 with 5 Awards (MG/PT/YA) ((Promo by
Novels for 18+ by JE Spina (Promo by John Spina)

Thank you for stopping by to read this post. I appreciate your kind support of me and my books and all the reviews that I receive. Please keep them coming! I hope you will keep coming back for more entertaining reading and events about new works, daily news, birds, fish and other things that pop into my already overcrowded head.

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!


Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!







About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 37 books: 18 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, one young adult book, written under Janice Spina, and 5 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 28 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 4 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear 11 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-6 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - Davey & Derek Book 1, READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - BRONZE MEDAL - Abby & Holly Book 1 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION — Abby & Holly Book 2 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 5 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 Authorsdb Cover Contest Silver Medal - Davey & Derek Book 5 FINALISTS: Authorsdb First Lines Contest, - Hunting Mariah and Mariah's Revenge were Finalists Red City Review Awards - Finalist - Davey & Derek Book 4 READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 1 of a YA fantasy series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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