A truly formative experience for me this month was attending the Los Angeles Doctor Who convention Gallifrey One. I had one hell of a good time.
At the end of the month I was in Berlin accompanying the foreign minister of the unrecognised state of Somaliland, which was also tremendous fun. Here he is sitting next to German academic Annette Weber, who was appointed EU Special Representative to the Horn of Africa two months ago, in July 2021.
I also got out with B and F to the Three Tumuli of Tienen, which have since been massively cleaned up.
In the outside world, the Pope announced his abdication, the second of the year following Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands the previous month; there was a third to come (and another in 2014). Some relevant reading.
I read only 13 books that month, my New Who rewatch slowing me down.
Fiction (non-sf) 1 (YTD 2)
The Red and the Black, by Stendhal
sf (non-Who) 5 (YTD 8)
Matilda, by Roald Dahl
Dark Eden, by Chris Beckett
London Falling, by Paul Cornell
Empty Space: A Haunting, by M. John Harrison
Captain Vorpatril's Alliance, by Lois McMaster Bujold
Doctor Who 6 (YTD 12, 15 counting non-fiction)
The Menagerie, by Martin Day
Original Sin, by Andy Lane
The Turing Test, by Paul Leonard
Snake Bite, by Scott Handcock
The Silurian Gift, by Mike Tucker
The Nameless City, by Michael Scott
Comics 1 (YTD 2)
Slaapkoppen, by Randall C.
~3,400 pages (YTD 7,600)
1/13 (YTD 5/29) by women (Bujold)
0/13 (YTD 0/29) by PoC
Loved Captain Vorpatril's Alliance, which you can get here; as usual for me with Harrison, bounced off Empty Space, which you can get here.