The major work development of the month was the departure of my Irish intern K and arrival of his Estonian replacement L. K moved to Edinburgh with his other half, and then to London, working first for a lobbying company and then for an NGO; soon after I joined my current employers a few years later, I persuaded them to hire him too, so we are colleagues again; and in fact he moved back to Brussels exactly a year ago - just in time for the pandemic.
In family news, Little U learned to blow bubbles:
I took B on an exploration of the tumuli in and around Landen, near where she lives:
Anne's cousin A married his partner I at Lord Byron's birthplace in Nottinghamshire; F encountered a peacock, posed with relatives, and threw confetti at the happy couple.
I finished the month with a work trip to Washington and New York, taking in also my brother and little E in Boston.
I read 19 books that month.
Non-fiction 7 (YTD 61)
Ireland in the Age of the Tudors 1447-1603, by Stephen G. Ellis
Pies and Prejudice, by Stuart Maconie
The Great Tradition, by F.R. Leavis
Sudan: Darfur and the Failure of an African State, by Richard Cockett
Up the Poll: Great Irish Election Stories, by Shane Coleman
A Short History of Myth, by Karen Armstrong
Burghley: William Cecil at the Court of Elizabeth I, by Stephen Alford
Fiction (non-sf) 4 (YTD 40)
Fallen Angels, by Walter Dean Myers
Advise and Consent, by Allen Drury
The Sound and the Fury, by William Faulkner
A Doll's House, by Henrik Ibsen
SF (non-Who) 2 (YTD 62)
Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand
Earth Logic, by Laurie Marks
Doctor Who 5 (YTD 56, 62 counting comics and non-fiction)
Blue Box, by Kate Orman
Deceit, by Peter Darvill-Evans
The Crystal Bucephalus, by Craig Hinton
The Many Hands, by Dale Smith
Seeing I, by Jonathan Blum and Kate Orman
Comics 1 (YTD 15)
Scott Pilgrim & the Infinite Sadness, by Bryan Lee O'Malley
~6,500 pages (YTD ~75,900)
5/19 (YTD 51/238) by women (Armstrong, Rand, Marks, Orman x 2)
2/19 (YTD 18/238) by PoC (Myers, O'Malley)
The best three were 60s political thriller Advise and Consent, which you can get here; Stuart Maconie's take on Northern England, which you can get here; and Stephen Ellis's second edition, which you can get here. But I bounced off Laurie Marks' Earth Logic even harder than I did off Atlas Shrugged; you can get them here and here.