I just got back from a trip to visit a family member that has not been doing very well. To give myself a little more time to organize, I am going to delay the series of Pandemic reviews I had scheduled. They are pretty much ready to go, but I need to verify that. Of course blogger will find some way to play havoc with the formatting, but that I can live with: mostly because I don't appear to have much choice in the matter.
As an in-passing comment - reading numerous pandemic novels intentionally in series is a bit surreal. The authorial intent behind what are often rather similar events (lots of people dying from a disease) makes for an oddly diverse mix of stories.