I have just finished a good book and I am enjoying the afterglow - that feeling of accomplishment at having read a whole book; that finished feeling combined with the afterglow of the characters, plot and crescendo all coming to a satisfying, if somewhat surprising, climax.
In my case I have finished A Week in December, a novel by Sebastian Faulks. Actually it is more than a novel - more a social and cultural comment about the state of our nation, its morals - or lack thereof. Faulks presents the reader with 7 very different characters living in London and how their lives cleverly become intertwined in the space of a week before Christmas. Clever stuff.
So while it is summer - why not treat yourself to a good book and enjoy the afterglow?