December 20, 2010
The good thing about falling behind on your New Yorkers is it gives you something to read when you're lying on the bathroom floor hoping you'll get sick. Also, the pressing need to catch up means you won't read them cover to cover, but instead only pick out the things you really want to read. And if an article or the fiction is really boring by the time you're halfway through, you don't feel bad about skipping the rest of it. Not even every page of the New Yorker demands to be read, especially if you live in St. Louis.