In the past 5 days, four of my neighbors have made trips to the hospital. Last Friday, which was above freezing, Ellen was walking into her garage when the snow on the roof let loose and avalanched down on her. Her hip broke. Luckily her husband had not yet left, though he was in the house. She screamed. He took her to the hospital, and she got a brand new hip later that day.
Flying across the Pacific Ocean, on our way to Burma, the 3 of us were reading like fiends.
One advantage of traveling with 2 other people is that they bring different books than i do. As soon as i’ve finished a book, i pawn it off on them. Of course, when they finish a book, they offer it to me with a gleam in their eye.