Okay, I know you all are sick of me saying I'm coming back to blogging and then blogging for a month or so and then abandoning the blog yet again, but here's the deal. Since I lost my library job I've had a lot less chance to interact with books with horrid covers, and a lot less time to blog in. Right now I'm working two jobs, one as a call center drone and one as a freelance proofreader. Now, freelance proofreading provides me more opportunity to interact with books (I tend to like to do it in public at places like bookstores and coffee houses) and more time to blog (I proof a few pages and then HAVE to stare at something else for a few minutes or my eyes go gaga), but it's a side job while I spend 40 hours a week tethered to a phone in a sweatshop with no opportunity for wit or hilarity. I'd like that to change, but I need your help. I know a lot of you are associated with publishing. If your publishing house (or you) uses freelance proofreaders, why not give me a try? I'm super pedantic about things which makes me an idea proofer. And I'm cheap (just ask my husband...). And my dogs are cute. That has nothing to do with anything, but I just thought I'd throw it in there. More money for mommy means more treats for them, and how can you refuse these eyes??
So anyway, if you or anyone you know is looking for a proofreader, hook a maughta up. You can reach me at hoopml at yahoo dot com, which is my secret identity.
And for the rest of you, keep me in your readers and feeds, because the beast will rise again (I just finished proofing the book of Revelation (spoiler: Babylon did it) so I know what I'm talking about here). In the meantime, I recommend the following blogs for some bookish humor.
Good Show Sir
My First Dictionary
Book Cover Judge