With the insanity of Christmas behind us - the shopping, the crowds, the unceasing cheerful music, the adds on TV and the papers, the pressure to be with friends and family, the budgetary nightmares and the need for half of us to work so that the other half has something to do on their time off - we got a late holiday card from Sean Chercover and it struck just the right note:
On the front, over the icon of a smoking automatic, was this quote:
THE DAILY PAPERS WERE BEGINNING TO SCREAM ABOUT HOW TERRIBLE IT WOULD BE IF YOU DIDN'T GET YOUR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING DONE EARLY. IT WOULD BE TERRIBLE ANYWAY: IT ALWAYS IS.
- RAYMOND CHANDLER
Now that it IS over, and we have just the New Year to get to and get into, maybe we can all relax, kick back in our favorite chair or on the couch and try to catch up on some of 2007's books that we missed or just didn't quite get to, before we get buried by the releases of 2008!
Thanks Sean, wonderful card.
And Happy Holidays to ALL