Quite simply over the next fortnight, real life has a few priorities of its own.  Not all of them pleasant, unfortunately, and there will not be enough time for reading and blogging.  As I’m not organised enough to have several pre-scheduled posts to cover the gaps, I shall be taking a short blogging break.  However, in the spare time I have, I will be reading,  preparing for

a) the Edinburgh Book Festival, which starts 4 weeks tomorrow

b) a criminal trip through Europe courtesy of the Europass supplied by Mysteries in Paradise.

The book piles are ready. On the left the long, tall pile for Edinburgh Book Festival.  On the right, books to cover a few stops on the Europass Crime tour.  

Don’t they look engrossing? It’s at times like these I wish I could speed read.