The temperature and humidity projected to both be in the upper ’90s today with the heat index well over 100 degrees. (Accuweather’s “RealFeel” forecast was 114) I’ll probably end up posting more rather than roasting outside.
Finished reading ‘Maggie Cassidy’ last night. (Jack Kerouac’s story of teenage love) I picked up an old original 1959 Avon paperback copy several weeks ago. If I had only seen the cover art instead of Kerouac’s name during my browsing I might have passed it by. The cover shows a pastoral scene of a young couple lying in a grassy field with flowers on a sunny warm day. I found this to be very misleading; first because most of the story takes place in the snowy winter months of Lowell, MA but mainly because the girl on the cover is blonde and Kerouac repeatedly describes Maggie’s hair as black! (this bothers me) On the plus side I’ve found where sellers are asking as much as $50 for the exact version of the book I bought for $1.25. If I ever sell off my book collection, assuming the bottom doesn’t drop out of the used book market, I might make a profit.