After a one year break from writing about books I am now ready to start again. I stopped blogging for a while because I took on a major task of writing a website for a charity working with disabled children in Peru and then another rewrite of the same after an internal reorganisation. I was then approached by two other organisations whose webmasters had either died or left without notice and hadn’t a clue what to do about their websites – a reminder if someone runs a website for you – think about succession planning! The person who had died had made himself owner of the domain name and the hosting arrangement and these now became the property of his estate – you can imagine the problems of sorting that one out.
It’s not that these activities took up all my time, far from it, just that I limit my computer time to early morning and prefer to be out and about doing other things during the daytime (like taking photographs).
However, books continue to pile up and most of them get read and I think its time to start writing about them again. I continue to have an interest in European books in translation to English – even more so with the current turmoil around the continent. But most of my reading comes from English-language writers and I intend to review several recent releases.
If you are reading this, I thank you for keeping in touch and I look forward to reading any comments you may wish to leave on my articles.
By the way, I’ve just moved this whole website across to WordPress.com so that I can let someone else look after the tekkie things of making sure it’s always up and running properly and thoroughly backed up. I used to do all this myself but was worried that one day a small mistake on my part would kill the whole thing. The new site still needs some tidying up in terms of links and images and I’m working through it to get it back to as it should be.