1. Allows ample time for meditation on the profundities of life, such as the need to get hold of the handyman, the fact that the cat is sitting on the clothes you are trying to pack, or the mysterious behavior of some light switches.
2. Enables more upper-body exercise, in the form of moving book boxes around.
3. No access to GoogleBooks means a brief holiday from reading bad Victorian fiction.
4. Additional time to reread Anthony Trollope's The Way We Live Now.
5. No convenient distractions from the book review in progress.
6. No convenient distractions from cleaning.
7. Walking one mile to the office to check e-mail works off holiday calories.
8. The temporary inaccessibility of the office vending machine offers healthy self-discipline (as I cannot get to the chocolate).
9. Lower electrical bills.
10. Less time on Amazon = fewer books in the house.