You may remember that I started the countdown to the 2012 Edinburgh Book Festival the moment I left Charlotte Square last year. I’d just like to point out to my fellow festivalers that at 14:00 today (21.07), the hour count will have reduced from 8400 to just 500. (Not that I’m obsessed or anything …..)
In preparation I have installed a coffee table in the library and have stocked it with books pertaining to the events I’m hoping to attend. I have the full 17 days off work but life is being consistent only in throwing wobblies at me this year. I may get to everything I’m planning to see and then again I may not.
In the meantime, however, I want to read/sample as many books on this table as I can. The 5 books in the small pile far right are the ones I have already read. If proof were needed that I should have learnt to speed read by now, this is it! But I haven’t and so if things go quiet around here between now and the 11th August, you’ll know why. I’m reading!