Thursday, January 01, 2009

I've been blurbed. . .

I was helping my sister find my blog on her computer last weekend when I found something interesting amongst the search results - I've been blurbed.

For a passage on Quarrington's King Leary, http://www.canadianauthors.net/ offers up this tidbit from my review, duly cited: “...for a funny book, it wound up packing a punch that was both unfunny and surprisingly effective.”

Intrigued, I searched on and found: “A really good book and still worthy of devotion.” from my review of Mowat's Lost in the Barrens at the same site.

Cool. That puts my readership up to at least 7 people. Much more of this and I'll have to take off my shoes to count readers. Sadly, that will also probably scare some readers away.

4 comments:

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I'm a little surprised they didn't notify you that they were going to quote you. Oh my how things have changed since I was relevant.

Seriously though, that is lovely and it must feel rather empowering to know that your impressions matter to the author.

Pooker said...

Just to let you know I poke my nose in here all the time (so please keep the piggies covered as long as you can.) I can't remember if I've ever commented, but I quite enjoy your posts and your Canuck book reviews. Happy New Year.

John Mutford said...

"Canadian Books & Authors" is run by Ripley, who's a Canadian Book Challenge participant. There's probably a few more quotes lurking in there somewhere!

Remi said...

There's at least one quote of yours there too, John.

I actually kind of prefer stumbling upon them, Barbara. The randomness appeals to me.

Thanks for reading, Pooker. Your wish has been granted so my feet shall remain shod.