Sorry for the long hiatus, but I had no electricity from Sunday morning until Friday night (9/2) as a result of Hurricane Irene. I did, however, get a lot of reading done, so I'll be back in full force shortly.
I tried to hand write reviews but soon enough discovered that I'm an inveterate self-editor: the reviews became illegible scrawl. It turns out that I need electricity not only for light and water (no city water in these parts) but for writing as well. We get spoiled so quickly.