It seems no matter what I do I end up taking breaks from blogging here unexpectedly. I had every intention of posting a book review this week, but life got in the way. You see, my Papa passed away this past weekend. It was not unexpected, and I was able to see him one more time at Christmas, but it's still difficult. Papa was one of the men I respected most in my life, and it's hard to have to let go. Even harder still is it for my grandmother and aunts. So I will be absent while I visit my family. I've got a planned post or two for now or when I get back, but simply put family is far more important than blogging. (Of course, I know you all understand.) Have a lovely weekend, and go give your loved ones a hug.