Morning, folks! How is the world treating you? Good, I hope.
Things are good here but I have noticed a crazy increase spam everywhere I go. This week I cleaned out my spam filter for the blog and there were 279 spam comments since the beginning of June. It's gross. And really, why? Does anyone buy their pharmaceuticals or fashion knock-offs from some blog commenter? Is anyone that stupid? Then there is the anonymous spam that makes no sense. It has no links attached just some dumb request to "delete" or some such nonsense. I can't believe people go through so much effort to be annoying. Get a life, spammer!
It's not much better on Twitter either. This morning I woke up to four new followers; two were spammers. One was an author (possibly) who tweeted me "Read this" and a link. No, I will not and I've reported you for spam. That is not the way to market your book on Twitter and if someone told you it was that person is a moron. Also, different author don't whine on Twitter about how bloggers won't review your book. They have their reasons.
Wow, that was ranty. I did not expect that. Must be because I haven't had my coffee yet.
Anyway, onto better things. Last week, I browsed the flea market (right here my Dad would ask me if I bought any fleas. har-de-har-har. Lame.) and found a couple of books to buy: True Grit, Garden Spells, and Beauty Tips from Moose Jaw. All 3 for $6! Not bad.
In the mail, I received The Lantern by Deborah Lawrenson for a blog tour in September. It's inspired by Rebecca which was inspired by Jane Eyre. Authors sure like borrowing from each other. I hope my expectations aren't too high.
I've been listening to the audiobook The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan. I'm not sure what to make of it yet. I know some readers have raved about it but so far I think it's okay. We'll see.
So, how was your reading week?
|For no particular reason, here's a dog from 1939.|