Due to personal circumstances, my involvement in the literary community has necessarily lessened of late. I’m still reading however, although not so prolifically, and will continue to release reviews of the books I’ve read and loved. I won’t host any more events for the remainder of the year, but I hope to be more active in events and launches next year. Never has the escape of books felt more necessary to me. Keep reading, everyone. And hug tight those you love. (Please note that the events listed on my page are all still going ahead, albeit with a different interviewer, and you should definitely check out the great events planned for the coming months.) Also, a huge congratulations to Fiona Stager (and Kev) for their purchase of Riverbend Books…the only people who could possibly replace Suzy Wilson. These two independent bookstores, along with Books@Stones, are my favourites and I urge you to continue to support them by attending events and buying books.