First of all: Thank you so much for your caring 'get well'-wishes and dear greetings in the comments and by mail! I do appreciate it very much indeed and I'm sorry for having neglected my blog and mails for so long now - but I haven't really had a choice.
My 'disc problem' finally turned out to be a bleeding aneurysm in my brain and last week I had a brain surgery in Vienna. Fortunately, everything's fine now - I returned home from hospital this weekend - but I will still have to keep calm for a while in order to recover properly.
This means I'm back reading at least, even if I haven't that much to contribute myself yet ...!
So please be patient just a little bit longer and I'll be joining you again as soon as I can!