I'm up to my neck in a (fictional) house building project. It's great this writing business, you get to be all sorts of people and do all sorts of things that you wouldn't ordinarily be able to. Who says the world inside your head is less real than the one outside it?
But, I just wanted to share a tale with you. Thankfully, I can do it with nothing more than a link, there's no point in me summarising something that is so beautifully written. Some of you already know UB, or, to give him his full title The Unbearable Banishment, but not all. So, pop over to his blog and read his tremendous tale of tenacity, which spans eight years (I think I've got that right), includes Bruce Springsteen, Nick Hornby, and a lost friendship. And it was all for the love of books. What are you waiting for?