I've finally managed to thwart gmail and get onto the blog (I was in an infinite regress in which I was told both that I already had a gmail account associated with my email and, when I tried to get my password, that there was no password associated with my email! Anyway, here I am and I'm ha;lf way through Half Blood Blues and enjoying it a lot. It's a slow read but the situation gives it plenty of tension and the narrative voice draws you in, I find. I'm out to lunch but hoping to settle down to some more reading this afternoon. Must keep up to schedule....