So Long, Farewell, & Such & So
Sometimes people wonder how it is that I have so much time to read, review, and blog. It's simple. There are certain advantages to my life that happen to coincide in such a way that I have a great deal of leisure reading time. For example:
- I have no children. You've no idea how easy this makes things. If I want to sleep till noon on a Sunday and then read from 12 to midnight, I can do that easy-peasy. Thus far my need for munchkins is fulfilled at work.
- I have no car. This is the real New York advantage. Metro Transit. If I were stuck in an automobile for, let's say, 45 minutes to and from work, that would be valuable time I could be using to read. Short of hiring a valet (hee hee) I can't imagine any way more convenient to reading than my trusty Number 1 train. The fact that almost all my friends live in Brooklyn just makes late night trains an ideal time to catch up on new titles.
- I have a job that allows me to blog. Not to excess. Just on my lunch breaks and if the Reference Desk is particularly slow.
With all these elements in place it's amazing I don't read more than I do. Unfortunately I keep having this "life" outside of constant reading. Such a bother. And starting today this "life" requires that I travel to Chicago to attend a Quaker wedding. After that I'm doing the week-long vacation thing. I'll still be reading and writing reviews, but I can't guarantee wireless availability. Ah well. I'll be back on Sunday the 20th. Hopefully my daily stats, which are cutting so very close to 300 visits a day, will not plummet too terribly into the abyss of non-blogging. Such are the risks we take when Quakers call.
I shall miss you all very very much. Please don't let anything important happen while I am gone. If Maurice Sendak decides to dance naked atop the Empire State Building, please keep it all very hush hush until I return. I appreciate it.