Since I was already online after lunch, Joe asked me if I'd list an item in his Etsy shop.
Sure. Happy to. So, he hands me this faded and well-worn book, an autobiography from 1937, and I take a peek at some photos (hmmm ... those look interesting) and start writing the description (hmmm ... this author has a nice prose style) ...
Fast forward about three hours --
Okay, granted I'm on dial up (again, alas), and listing anything is pretty slow going. But THREE HOURS???? How can that be?
Well ... er ... ahem. I did it again. Started reading the book and ... more than three hours later, I've learned quite a lot about the New York theatre scene in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
But what I haven't learned is to put down the darned book and get on with the business of listing.
Just hope it sells before I find it again (to prevent further distraction, Joe has it hidden away) ... or after I've snooped it out and finished reading.
But do beware -- it'll entrap you before you know it! And that's a tip from one who knows!