Mini-reviews here. I was trying to keep up with 10 a month, but slipped this month (I blame it on the missing 3 days). I also seem to be just starting lots and lots of books at the moment: just this week-end, Schulberg, Ford Madox Ford, Figes’ Crimea (oh yes, it seemed appropriate – but I bought it for research purposes unrelated to current news events. – Yes, it’s true the Crimea has a majority ethnic-Russian population, but that’s only because they ethnically cleansed the whole area in the c18th-c19th. Used to be full of Muslim Tatars.)

Films seen here. Not many. Seem to have lost interest; flipped back to literature.