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.