Of course I have to work today, but if I had my wish, I'd be curled up on the front porch, simultaneously watching the storms and reading Flood by Stephen Baxter. It's a near-future sci-fi book about the rising, warming oceans, and what would happen if global warming took on a life of its own (which is what some climatologist think would happen) and the seas began rising precipitously, as in, sea level rising 3 cm a day and increasing exponentially from there. Where would we all go? How would the governments of the world ever deal with their hungry populations when everything is shutting down? It's a perfect thing to read as the rain is bucketing down outside and the ground is getting soggier and soggier.
I understand there's a sequel out too, Ark. That will have to go on my list for future reading.
<===== See that linky thing there? See the best price link? I never used to buy used books off Amazon but lately I have been doing so and have been extremely happy with the results. The only bad deal we got, Amazon refunded very quickly (it was a college workbook for Barry - the seller didn't bother to say that it had been mostly filled in, in ink). Good deals to be had.