A severe case of post-holiday doldrums has robbed me of blogging motivation.  A change is as good as a rest they say, so it is time for something  different …. the Women’s World Cup of Literature, courtesy of Three Percent!

Women's world cup of literature

(Click on the image for a full sized graphic.) More details over at Three Percent, and I heartily recommend you follow their blog, particularly when the tournament, which coincides with the actual Women’s World Cup, begins next Monday.  In the meantime, I’m off to read and gather my thoughts on Oryx and Crake – Margaret Atwood, The Ministry of Pain – Dubravka Ugresic, The Last Lover – Can Xue, and The Luminaries – Eleanor Catton because on the 22.6 I’m refereeing the 2nd round match Canada/Netherlands vs China/New Zealand.

This will either kill me or cure me!