nbruce writes "At his blog this week Nathan Bierma interviews Steve Rushin of Sports Illustrated, and author of travelogue Road Swing: One Fan's Journey into the Soul of American Sports.
". . . â€œOn our family vacations to California when we were kids, I always went to the library, and checked out books on all the places we were going in San Francisco. â€¦ My wife [basketball star Rebecca Lobo] and I live in a small townhouse. If we ever get a house, I don't care what it has except a library. I'd like to just sit in a big chair with a goldfish-bowl-sized brandy sifter, and a globe, surrounded by books. We have boxes of books on bookshelves, boxes in our garage. â€¦ I was in a used bookstore and picked up a 1200-page biography of Charles Dickens. I will probably finish it in the time it took Dickens to live his actual life, but I will finish it.â€?"