Tomorrow the International Literary Festival Dublin (ILFD) is coming to an end. All week I have been going to readings and book signings, meeting new friends and dipping in to the world of literature.
A side effect, and one I could have easily predicted, is that my to ‘to read pile’ has grown. Four new books hold lots of promises between their covers and all I need now is a bit of spare time to discover them in.
As if the world was conspiring to make just that happen I found a small bar of Lindt chocolate hidden between the pages of my newspaper this morning, a gift from The Irish Times to sweetened the day. So now, armed with a cup of tea and the desire to read, I will sit out in the afternoon sun for a while and begin my journey through my new friends – the perfect way to spend any spare time.