The first six months of 2015 have been a doozy! I racked up 38,3500 miles on airplanes and over 50 hours sitting in airports, which was the primary reason I managed to tear though so many books. There were some interesting unplanned themes too .... India, Afghanistan, and Alaska popped up several times, along with the Russian fairy tale Snegurochka. Several novels, spanning the globe, examined the complex relationships between family members. There was a lot of the insecurity of being an immigrant transplanted to a completely alien culture. And there will pretty much always be at least one book with a horse or two prancing around.