My new year’s day party with you all

Now I know that not many of us are admirers of the source material, but today I saw this quote on Bill Peschel’s blog:

"What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. — J.D. Salinger, Catcher in the Rye. "

To me, this very much sums up the blogging experience. Most particularly today, 2 January, the first day this year I have had time to go round the blogosphere (aka my rss subscriptions). Reading all the lovely, friendly and stimulating new years’ messages on everyone’s blogs — individually varied — is the best kind of new year’s day party. I don’t have to go out, and I can interact whom I want: like-minded people, and/or those who share some common interest, no party bores.

Happy new year to you all (you are all on the left-hand side of this blog, plus Dave, Susan and Eric — Blogless but Delightful). Thank you all for being such good reads in 2006. I am looking forward to more of the same: reading , commenting and laughing with you, in 2007.

9 thoughts on “My new year’s day party with you all

  1. Maxine, you are beloved — and Petrona is a gem I’m glad I found. All the best to you in 2007. I hope I get to meet you in person. Hey, if Bryan Appleyard does a book tour, perhaps it will occur!

  2. I’ve just arrived back on the scene too. Good, innit? I found I really missed blogging this time …
    Wishing you and your family a very happy new year and hope 2007 brings you only good things – and lots of them.

  3. Maxine, I’m really pleased that I ‘met’ you over the last year. Maybe we will meet in person one day. You have been a good blogging friend to me and I would like to thank you for your supportive and encouraging comments on my blog.
    I wish you and your family all the best for 2007.

  4. Dear Susan, Marydell, Debi and Marie, thank you so much for all these lovely remarks. After the couple of days hard work I’ve just had, it makes it all seem worthwhile to know I’ve got such nice friends. Thank you again! And the feeling is decidedly mutual.

  5. I’ve said it elsewhere, but it’s time to go public!
    It wasn’t just a great new year’s party, it was the mark of the year 2006!
    It’s great to link and to find a similarly minded friend.
    All the best to you and yours in 2007, Maxine and long may we blog for mutual enjoyment, as well as spreading “the word”, our words…
    Let 2007 be the year we’d like to think of as “ideal” and imagine as “superb”!
    Best to you, as always,

  6. And my very best to you, too, CFR. Agree on the party, though I was asleep for most of it! Here’s to a lovely 2007 with plenty of reading and blogging.

  7. A very happy new year ahead to you Maxine! I have thoroughly enjoyed your blog this past year and look forward to another year of great reads with you.

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