So I have been working my butt off for the last fifteen minutes (at least!) for you all, sadly to no avail, trying to find a good picture of the following covers: Youth Violence (Current Controversies) by Michael D. Biskup and Charles P. Cozic (Paperback - Sep 1992) and The Harmony Arms (An Avon Flare Book) by Ronald Koertge (Paperback - Sep 1994). If any one of my intrepid readers can manage to track down a good picture of either of these titles, you'll have my undying gratitude (and surely that's worth at least the cost of a cup of coffee, right?).

But this gives me a good chance to stop for a moment and say to everyone who comes here, especially the 150 or so returning visitors that I get every day, thank you, thank you, thank you. I'm glad that you like this idea. I'm glad that you find me entertaining enough to take a few moments and read my mindless blather. I'm glad that you leave comments which are, for the most part, funnier than whatever I say. I'm glad when you send me suggestions of book covers to snark on. To those of you from Austria, Germany, UK, Canada, Norway, China, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, and all the other places I dream of one day going, welcome. To my Mom, who worries about my language, my best friend, who corrects my grammar (bad grammar makes me [sic]), and everyone whom I know and don't know, from the bottom of my heart, thank you. To the publishing industry folk, thank you, and please don't sue me (and surely you have money in your budgets to hire a freelance cover approver, right?!). Especially to all the other librarians; y'all rock, and I'm glad I left graduate school to pursue librarianshipnessity.

Anyway, I've dribbled on long enough. I promise to keep posting regularly as long as y'all continue coming regularly. Drop me a line, eh? Oh, and 'cause I know my dogs are the cutest ever, here're some more gratuitous dog pictures. Ciao for now!


Anonymous said...

Those are the cutest dogs ever. Except for my Blizzard. But he's dead now, so I guess these pups can take over the title.

And keep up the good snark and I'll keep comin' back!

Anonymous said...

From the first post I saw I subscribed to your feed. I love this blog! Glad to hear you like doing it, too!

Anonymous said...

Awww- thank you for such an interesting blog! I wandered over from the Comics Curmudgeon and am so glad I did. This reminds of when my dad and I would wander the romance section of various bookstores and snark on both the covers and plot descriptions. Good times.

Oh, and taking a leaf from bridget's book: yes, you do have what may be the cutest dogs alive. However, I feel I must point out that it's only because my darling Rolly is currently the reigning Cutest Dog in Doggie Heaven (Beagle Class).

Snark on!

Matt said...

Keep up the good work! :)

Snow said...

Ah, Miss Blogger, you know we love you.

apthorpe said...

Like WithoutaK, I drifted here from Comics Curmudgeon but I stay for the pie, er, snark. Thanks for absorbing the psychic damage of these eye-crossing tomes and passing them on to us lazy late-night timewasters.

True story: In an attempt to be more creative than using table numbers or spendy fiddly placeholders at our wedding reception, my fiance' & I decided to buy a bunch of used cheeseball romance novels to put on tables so we could direct guests to "Cowboy Santa" and "Fake I.D. Wife."

Sadly, the idea was never implemented (trying to find one's shoes while getting cornered by a photographer took precedence) but I pass it along as repayment for the great amusement I've derived from your tireless extracurricular librarianship. Huzzah!

Anonymous said...

I'm very fond of gratuitous dog pictures. I have two dogs, both of whom are gratuitous (though the pomeranian's far more gratuitous than the cocker spaniel.)