The world became a kind of puzzle or labyrinth. It was like the superstition which says that one must not walk upon lines between flag stones

26 March 2006

Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usSometimes I make myself laugh at my own idiot behaviour. There I was reading a blog that stated “due to being bombarded with spam we’ve disabled comments” and I thought to myself “I should leave them a comment saying that I’ve heard nothing but good things about Spam Karma 2[1]

And, in more sensible news, go check out the Impac Longlist. Various libraries from around the world nominate books that were published last year and that they regard as a must read. If you click on the titles you can see which libraries nominated the different books eg 7 different libraries from Ireland, to the USA, to Belgium nominated Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell[2]


  1. obviously given my recent experience I could say use Akismet
  2. being read by FantasyFavorites in April

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7 Responses

  1. Hi, I'm a spurious African dignitary, and I've got $10000000000 but it's locked in a bank account in Switzerland. I've got a bad cough and I might die today at six anti-meridian for they've banned smoking in pubs. Please forward me your bank a/c number and sort code and the money is yours. (Small print: the currency will only be good for the Detroit edition of Monolpoly (Parker Brothers 1996). Cheers.

  2. anne says:

    Excellent link. More books on my shelf, yay!

  3. Fence says:

    Aloysius as the ruler of the known (and unknown) world I do not need your petty money. However, I a pleased by your kind offer, and as such am willing to make you an offer. Simply forward all your details, credit card, bank etc, and I will instruct my minions to deal honestly with you from now on.

    Anne, many, many, many books.

  4. Ok, I will meet you at the car park at Tesco Metro in East Zembla in half an hour. If you get there early can you pop in and get us 20 Marlboro Red, a bottle of scotch, and some Kettle Chips — cheers.

  5. Fence says:

    Hmmm, due to my religous affiliations I am incapable of meeting in Tesco-anything. Lidl carpark, half past the night?

  6. sally says:

    Hey! My comment got deleted!

    I said the magic word <spoiler>fruitcake free</spoiler>. What gives?

  7. Fence says:

    This comment here? Sally? I unstickied that post which is why you mightn't have been able to find it. Or is there another one? I'll take a look through the database.