I made it! Despite the attempts of last night's storm to ensure otherwise. I have suffered a day without power, using it as the perfect excuse to forgo PhD work in exchange for a little more reading of my Book Club's current choice - Man Booker nominee, A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki. Fortunately the electricity has returned in time to allow business as usual at The Book Habit. For anyone else in the East/South East of England, I hope that you have returned to full power. But if you are reading this by candlelight, I can only extend my every sympathy to you, and offer up this Monday Musing as inadequate consolation.