With the rain putting a damper on plans for the weekend and my guitar lesson spot being filled by another, it’s time for Plan B. I think B stands for book in this case. Having recently finished What is the What and Lolita, two compelling but in some ways heavy books, I’ve embarked on something a bit lighter… Luka and the Fire of Life, a children’s book by Salman Rushdie. I’m about halfway through, and it reminds me of an Enid Blyton story but more modern, hipper, and with a more compelling plot line. I suppose that’s long-hand for An Enid Blyton Story But Better. It’s going to be a quick read, so it will be on to something else. Perhaps a collection of short stories from Rynosuke Akutagawa? The Defense by Vladimir Nabokov? Or maybe plan B will have nothing to do with books. As with all plans, A through Z, it’s uncertain.