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37176. "Go Ahead, Open It!"

Once again, I have a rejected New Yorker cover on my hands. This time I had decided not to leave anything up to chance and submitted a finished piece, but to no avail. The New Yorker obviously doesn't appreciate the gift of a dead mouse.
But maybe you do.
While actually catching a mouse in your teeth and presenting at the feet of your loved one is not practical, perhaps giving this print would be the next best thing. If you know a cat owner with impeccable taste, just click the image to the right.

And by the way, Merry Chrismouse.

"Go Ahead, Open It!" is a signed, limited edition of 250.

• Printed on acid-free
Canson Infinity /
Arches Aquarelle
Rag Fine Art Paper

• Approximate size
13" x 15"

• Shipped in an
archival print

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37177. Actual Asian person Ken Watanabe potentially offered role in AKIRA remake

The long on-again, off-again life action Akira movie is decidedly on again at Warners, with Jaume Collet-Sera to direct Steve Kloves script. Given that AKIRA is a worldwide classic of anime and Japanese film in general that hugely influenced both animation and the cyberpunk movement, it seems ripe for reinvention in that Hollywood way.

And of course, also in that Hollywood way, despite the story being set in and infused with Japanese culture, because American movie goers are all white and cannot be persuaded to pay money to watch Asian people on the screen, the film is being moved from New Tokyo to “New Manhattan ” (essentially New New York) and replacing all the Asian characters with white people is casting rumors are true.


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Now, we loves us some Gary Oldman and Helena Bonham Carter as much as any other member of the Brit Acting Mafia…and Kristen Stewart is a very talented and engaging young actress. Dano is faboo. Hedlund…eh. Bleh. Whatevs. But the consistent whitewashing of the film is alarming or disgusting depending on your point of view. It’s not just that the movie has to have white stars its that EVERYONE has to be white.

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37178. I Drew This Thing No. 21

(By Mark Kaufman for EFII)

Long story short. Mark Kaufman is a partner at Vivitiv, an issue oriented design firm based in Seattle. His illustrations have appeared in publications nationwide including The New York Times, The Progressive, The Stranger, and The Oxford American. – drawmark.com

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37179. NCTE 2011: 4 Big Poetry Events

There were 4 other poetry-focused events I attended at the NCTE conference (besides my own presentation) that I want to share with you. These included:

  • J. Patrick Lewis speaking as the new recipient of the NCTE Excellence in Poetry for Children award
  • A "Parade of Poets" featuring all the recipients of the NCTE Excellence in Poetry for Children award with 4 in attendance: J. Patrick Lewis, Nikki Grimes, Eloise Greenfield, and Arnold Adoff
  • The "Master Class" session for professors of children's literature featuring Joyce Sidman and Pat Mora, as well as professors Trish Bandre and Barbara Kiefer
  • The annual CLA Breakfast with Joyce Sidman speaking
Each was a wonderful event and I was able to make brief videoclips to share with you here-- a taste of their inspiring and fascinating presentations. Enjoy!

J. Patrick Lewis was the toast of the town, although feeling a bit under the weather (how's that for mixed metaphors?!). One of my favorite things was his sharing a few story-themed riddle rhymes that were NOT in his book, Spot the Plot. Enjoy this bonus.

The always obstreperous Arnold Adoff spoke about poetry and politics and read from his latest work, Roots and Blues.

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37180. DC New 52: here come the crossovers

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Just like the girl in the above panel from Swamp Thing, the New DC Universe is beginning to BRANCH OUT (haw haw) and get ENTANGLED (hee hee) in the vines of….continuity and crossovers! This according to hints and forebodings from EIC Bob Harras

Scott and Jeff certainly aren’t the only creators exchanging ideas and cross-pollinating series. Another Scott-Lobdell, this time–and Fabian Nicieza are working on a storyline that will flow between TEEN TITANS, SUPERBOY and LEGION LOST. It explores everything from the mystery of Project N.O.W.H.E.R.E, the organization that developed Superboy as the ultimate weapon, to the tragedy of the mysterious Hypertaxis virus brought to our century from the future by the time-lost Legionnaires, to how both impact our newly formed group of young heroes.

And over in the BATMAN titles, the aforementioned and prolific Mr. Scott Snyder has crafted a tale involving the Court of Owls and its deadly Talon assassins that may soon impact the storylines in NIGHTWING, BATGIRL, BIRDS OF PREY and even RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS.

Thus, it begins. Whach’all think? You ready for some X-overs?

And where has pink hood lady been lately, anyway? Hopefully it will be a while before that one pays off.

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37181. Pirating for Dummies – torrenting easy-ish to block, but does it solve any real problem?

I think one of the many many things that is exacerbated by the digital divide is the gap in understanding about digital content. That is, the difference between what digital content is innately, what it becomes when it becomes a transactional item (i.e. with checkoutability), and what aspects of both of these “states of being” are created by whom.

So, it’s one thing to say “We have ebooks!” and quite another to represent the “ecosystem” of ebooks (to quote a recent talk I heard from a representative of the American Publishers’ Association) as being analogous to the one that paper books inhabit. This is just a long lead-up to linking to this article about bittorenting and using it to access copyrighted works and what you might find there. The author, Jeff Duntemann, is a friend of a friend and wrote a piece looking at which Dummies books are actually available on The Pirate Bay in the light of Wiley filing a copyright lawsuit against people pirating their books using Bittorent. For people familiar with the world of underground ebooking, this will be nothing new. For people who aren’t quite sure exactly how people get and/or redistribute digital content, this post should be helpful for you. Duntemann notes that the bulk of ebook swapping likely isn’t even taking place on big public torrent tracking sites like The Pirate Bay because ebook files are smaller and can be distributed in any number of different ways. He notes:

Video rules the torrent world because video is big, and the BitTorrent protocol is the most effective way to get video downloaded quickly. Small files like ebooks are elsewhere, unless they’re gathered into massive collections the size of Blu-Ray rips. Ebook piracy seems to be a minor issue today because ebook piracy is mostly invisible. It’s out there, and for all that I’ve pondered the problem, I return to the conclusion that the problem has no solution other than to sell the goods easily and cheaply, and to stop teaching people to be pirates by making the media experience complicated with DRM.

In the meantime, I’m considering purchasing this book for my local library. I think we as librarians need to understand these systems if we’re going to be working within and around them.

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37182. RIP: Anne McCaffrey

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She created the Dragonrider of Pern.

First woman to win a Hugo Award (1968, for “Weyr Search”)
First woman to win a Nebula Award (1969, for “Dragonrider”)
First with a science fiction title on the New York Times Bestseller List (1978, The White Dragon)
Named Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America (2005)
Joined Science Fiction Hall of Fame (June 2006)

A statement from her family:

Anne McCaffrey ended a long and enormously successful life early Monday evening, November 21st, at her home in County Wicklow, Ireland. Surrounded by the reassuring presence of family and close friends, her passing was swift and without suffering. We, her children, are hugely comforted by the outpouring of sympathy flowing now from all over the world. Our mother’s talent was known to countless fans. Yet her greatest gift to us all has to have been her enormous heart. That she was able to touch so many with her tender and loving heart is the greatest source of pride we will forever enjoy. Words cannot express how grateful we are to the universe of her admirers, whose heartfelt condolences beguile us in our grief, which pales beside the joy we know Anne McCaffrey brought to so many people.

McCaffrey’s books were adapted into comics format briefly by Eclipse.

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37183. Time Out

Dear Blog Friends,

I won't be blogging again until next week, due to the holiday week-end. But I do want to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving.

Ciao for now.

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37184. The Robes of Wu

After this evening's rehearsal for Friday's 20x20 presentation at ASC Open Studios, I got the call that my Robes of Wu were ready for collection. The bespoke hat and gown were made to my specification by the redoubtable Zoë Cobb aided by the Gnomes of Dave. I could not be more delighted with the garments which will no doubt boost my clairvoyant powers. Click pic to enlarge.

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37185. Sledding Hedgehog

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37186. Octopus Walks on Land

Proof that you don't need bones to locomote on land.

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37187. Book Giveaway & Author Interview: So Far Away by Christine Hartmann

Welcome to Author Christine W. Hartmann


Christine W. Hartmann is a researcher in the Veterans Health Administration and an assistant professor at Boston University. She received her PhD at the Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. She has published numerous articles on healthcare quality improvement, focusing particularly on long-term care. To learn more about Ms. Hartmann and her work, please visit her website at www.chartmannbooks.com.

If you were stranded on a desert island, what 3 things would you want with you?
Unlimited paper, unlimited pencils, and a huge dictionary (my terrible spelling would drive me crazy without spell check).

If you could have any superpower, what would you choose?

Night owl, or early bird?
An early bird who doesn’t drink coffee.

Please tell us, in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
It’s about things that affect all of us: how we fear losing what we love most, and how we survive when we do.

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
I’m in the process of writing a book about glaucoma from the patient’s perspective, which Vanderbilt University Press will publish.

Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.
Hearing that my father’s relatives have gotten together in Germany to have a little “book club” to read through my book together and discuss family history.

What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen?
James Herriot’s series of books about being a country vet in Yorkshire, England.

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
Those cottages on stilts above the baby blue sea in Bora Bora seem awfully appealing…

What's the craziest writing idea you've had?
Wanting to write historical fiction, because I can never remember much about history. Maybe that’s why this is still just an idea?

What's the best advice anyone has ever given you?
When I finally admitted to my husband—who has published 8 books and counting—that I too wanted to write a book, I said I felt overwhelmed by the enormity of the project. He told me, “Don’t think about writing a whole book at once. Make an outline of all the chapters, and then just think about writing one chapter at a time.” One chapter at a time I could do.

Favorite Food?

What do you do in your free time?
Write. I have a full-time job, so I have to do my writing in my free time.

What's your favorite season/weather?
When I was a kid, I loved fall, because my birthday is in the fall. Lately, spring appeals to me most, with the scent of promise always lingering in the air and the tantalizing increase in daylight hours.

What TV show/movie/book do you watch/read that you'd be embarrassed to admit?
I watch the movie Love Actually at least once a year, and I cry just as hard every time.

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37188. thank you

...for all the tweets and comments and celebratory e-mails. INTERN feels like she has hundreds of fairy godpeople helping and poking and waving their wands as she stumbles her way towards published noveldom, and that is a magical feeling indeed.

In case you are curious, here are some questions and answers about INTERN's forthcoming books!

Q: Isn't summer 2013, like, a year and a half away? Why the long wait?

A: The summer 2013 pub date is timed to coincide with INTERN's release from the maximum security women's prison from which she has been writing this blo—oh wait, that's some other intern.

It would take an entire post to explain the logic behind pub dates. Most importantly in INTERN's case, the summer 2013 pub date for Book 1 gives INTERN more time to write a brilliant Book 2 (not a sequel) in time for summer 2014.

INTERN is still getting the hang of novels. She's inefficient, delusional, and frequently confused. This timeline gives INTERN more time to develop as a writer—well worth the longer wait.

Q: But publishing as we know it won't even exist after the 2012 apocalypse!

A: This is why MIDNIGHT AT THE RADIO TEMPLE is written entirely in Mayan characters.

Q: Is the manuscript finished?

A: Actually, INTERN is up to her nostrils in revisions and is at this very moment grappling with the dreaded Athenian Novel Paradox. Every night, Techie Boyfriend talks her out of yet another genius completely wacky revision "solution" (what if the novel is REALLY supposed to be told from the point of view of the azalea bushes?!?), hiding INTERN's laptop as necessary.

Q: How long has this been in the works?

A: Oh, let's see. INTERN had the idea for the novel about a year and a half ago, wrote most of it while living in this van, did her queries while living on Rattlesnake Ranch, and accepted Harper's offer in August just before leaving for India.

Now that the proverbial squirrel is out of the suitcase, INTERN is happy to answer questions about her own experiences with querying/going on submission/etc, although such things vary so wildly from person to person that they are better saved for entertainment purposes than used as a roadmap for anyone else.

Q: What's in the future for INTERN?

Lots of revisions. Lots of freaking out. Lots of going for long, distracted walks through muddy Northwest forests. In another few months, INTERN and Techie Boyfriend will be living in their van again, leading INTERN to rename her novel MIDNIGHT AT THE WALMART PARKING LOT.

In short, nothing has changed...


Have more questions? Fire away in the comments! Otherwise, INTERN wishes you a very happy Thanksgiving!

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37189. Trance States

Trance states seems to be an ancient defense mechanism among prey animals, such as pigeons, chickens, or even crocodilians.

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37190. Ways to Give a Book: T-Shirt Edition

Or rather, the Threadless edition. Yes, I love Threadless for its artistic, clever, funny, and sometimes literary selections. tomorrow they start a $10 sale, which I noticed features an old favorite:

Pair this shirt with a poetry book for teens or adults. There are some other bookish shirts available, that are a far better choice than a generic READ t-shirt that you might otherwise blindly choose. I don't know which go on sale tomorrow, but check out Storytellers:

And adorable Book Lover:

A very lovely book and page tribute in Origami Dragon:

And this Voyage of Discovery:

And Ohmigod how did I miss this Harry Potter inspired shirt titled Tee Which Shall Not Be Named. Seriously, look closely at the picture to see all the little references to the books. Brilliant.

For more ideas on giving books this holiday season, look to 150 Ways to Give a Book. With all the live links, you may not even need to leave the house to do your shopping.

Links to material on Amazon.com contained withi

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37191. Happy Thanksgiving!

May you celebrate it among many friends and drink plenty of blood wine!

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37192. Are You Thankful for Christmas?

Some would argue my life has been moving in fast-forward lately, so this whole rush-rush to the Christmas season is just normal. Right? Wrong.

Okay, yeah, the past month has been lived in chaos. First, there was Halloween, and what a glorious spook-fest it was. Then, a whole week passed that I don’t remember because I was too busy thinking about my wedding. Then, the week of November 7th, my whole family descended on Phoenix. I got married November 12th. Jake and I had a mini-honeymoon in Flagstaff for four days, post-wedding. We got back last Friday, and people were talking about Thanksgiving, which made me wonder, “Why are people talking about Thanksgiving already?” Oh, right, because Thanksgiving is tomorrow.

The sudden arrival of Turkey Day is not what distresses me most. I am most distressed by the pre-Thanksgiving arrival of CHRISTMAS! In the middle of November, Christmas music was already playing on the radio. I won’t name the store (it rhymes with Blood-Bath and Beyond), but they had their Christmas decorations up when I went to buy an Autumn Leaves Yankee Candle—in autumn. There are horrendous marketing campaigns already on TV, filled with glowing trees, snow, and people in scarves. I have to mute them, because I don’t understand why we’re skipping Thanksgiving.

You can blame it on the bad economy. Marketers think the sooner they get their ads up, the sooner their sales will soar. They don’t realize there are people like me out there who refuse to buy certain products simply because the commercials bug me—which is why I can’t buy Charmin toilet paper. I hate those commercials with the baby bear covered in left-over poopy-paper on his butt. No. So dear marketers, here’s a note: you’re making me feel very un-Christmassy with all your stupid ads in November!

Thanksgiving is an amazing day. It is a day we are expected to fill with eating, beer, and football. That’s all! What a great day! We’re supposed to think about all we’re thankful for—and as Americans, we have a crap-ton to be thankful for. It’s a day to relax with family before the Christmas hubbub threatens our calm. And yet, the world is trying to run it over.

Now, maybe this happens every year. Maybe the Christmas madness always begins in late October … Wait, NO! NO! It can’t possibly always begin this early! If it has, how did I never notice it before?

Not only does this concern me because of my love for Thanksgiving. It concerns me because Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year, and Christmas peace and joy will NOT subdue my horror movies and haunted houses! If we’re not careful, we’ll be celebrating Christmas all year, and we’ll all go broke, and our faces will hurt from being cheerful all the time, and Santa will lose a ton of weight because of all the stress, until he finally retires from extreme exhaustion and then, there will be no Christmas at all! Because of YOU, marketers, retail stores, and radio stations!

This is a call to action. I demand you live in the moment tomorrow. I demand you acknowledge the insane awesomeness that is Thanksgiving, because it is not a holiday to be missed—even if Christmas is trying to elbow its way in. It is a day to be thankful, so enjoy it. Give lots of hugs. Overeat and drink. And be sure to root for the De

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37193. Mr. Woogykin's Nemisis

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37194. Keep Calml and...

Super Student Addy shared this with me today! Boy does she know me!
This may be printed and hanging in the library on Monday!

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37195. Heart of the Great Alone by Lynda Waterhouse

As writers how much attention should we pay to the emotional journey we taking our readers on? Do we have a moral obligation to care about our reader's feelings? Or is the telling of the story paramount and hang the consequences.

I was brought up knowing the story of Captain Robert Falcon Scott and his ill fated journey to the South Pole. He was one of the star turns in my Grandpa’s book of heroes and heroines. On TV I watched the 1948 black and white movie ‘Scott of the Antarctic’ starring John Mills.Years later it was the adventures of another explorer, Ernest Shackleton that stirred my imagination as I watched the silent film 'South' accompanied by Neil Brand’s haunting music.

At the moment at the Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, there is an exhibition of Scott, Shackleton and Antarctic photography. I find this collection of black and white photographs taken in the first part of the 20th century incredibly moving and inspiring but will 21st century children feel the same?

Fellow author Bridget Crowley and I are currently leading creative writing sessions in the gallery for children between the ages of 7-11years. The children respond to selected photographs and we set them a series of writing tasks.

Then we move on to Captain Scott and The British Antarctic Expedition 1910 -1913. Most of the children have not heard about him and there is an awful moment as they gaze at the final photograph and they realise that this group of weary men ‘ 9 Comments on Heart of the Great Alone by Lynda Waterhouse, last added: 11/27/2011

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37196. Got Great Giveaways 11/23

Got Great Giveaways is a weekly feature hosted here on I Am A Reader, Not A Writer.  This feature will be posted each week on Wednesday.

I love book giveaways.  Enter enough book giveaways and you are going to win them.  Just be sure to follow the giveaway entry rules so you have a valid entry and don't get disqualified.

To win a giveaway you've got to be able to find it and enter it.  Thus I created Got Great Giveaways!  If you are hosting a giveaway on your blog or come across a great giveaway you want to share please link it up here.

Got Great Giveaways? Book Giveaway Link Up Rules:
Giveaways must be book related (books, gift cards to stores that sell books, swag, etc.)
Please do not link up to Blog Hop Giveaways that are hosted on this site.
Link directly to your giveaway post.
Please include as much info as possible such as the genre, book title & ending date of your giveaway, shipping info, etc.

Example: Young Adult - In The Forests of Night by Kersten Hamilton ends 12/28 (US)

Many of the giveaways from Last Week's Got Great Giveaways are still open: http://iamareadernotawriter.blogspot.com/2011/11/got-great-giveaways-book-giveaway-link.html

You are welcome to grab the code for this linky and add it to your site, just be sure to mention it is for book related giveaways only so it doesn't get spammed with unrelated giveaways.
BOOK & BOOK RELATED GIVEAWAYS ONLY - others will be deleted.

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37197. What I'm Thankful for...

Check out all the stops on the first half of my tour. I have learned so much about myself and my characters just by answering the thoughtful questions. Thanks to everyone who has commented and to the tour guides who have been very insightful in their reviews and posts! 

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37198. "How to Milk a Dinocow" Book launch!

Do you remember when we sent Critter around the world last year? Critter met all kinds of writers and illustrators and then was auctioned off for St. Jude.

Critter's mega-talented creator, Ian Sands, has his first humorous middle grade book coming out on December 10th.

If you're in the state of NC . . . .“How to Milk a DinoCow” will be released December 10, 2011. The publisher and the Halle Cultural Arts Center, located on Salem Street in downtown Apex, NC will be co-hosting the launch event which is open to the public. The event will take place from 3-5PM. But you can pre-order it here

Don't forget to become a fan on Facebook too!

Go on! Reserve your copy. You know you want to!

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37199. The Pledge

Charlaina "Charlie" Hart has to hide her special gift of being able to understand all languages in a future world where having such a talent is considered a crime.  Then she meets the mysterious Max and everything in her life changes.  The Pledge isn't the typical dystopian novel but rather puts an unique twist on a familiar premise.

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37200. Book Blogging Drama: Disclosure and Plagiarism

Plagiarism has kind of been the theme of my week.  I caught a student plagiarizing at least 98% of her final paper this week at school.  Then, yesterday, I was checking my blog stats and noticed a large number of hits from one particular site, which I, of course, visited.  I found an article that used original content from this blog, along with pictures (taken by me with my camera in my house) but didn't mention my blog or my name.  To be fair, a link to a tutorial posted on my blog was included in the article, but my pictures weren't credited.  I wasn't asked if my material could be used and the author of the article was compensated for an article that contained my uncited original material. I wasn't pleased and emailed the author (nicely) to ask that the article be updated with appropriate credit.  She agreed (not as nicely), but whatevs, situation resolved successfully.

But today, as I was reading about last week's brawl over Friday Reads and blogger disclosure and all that (by the way a great summary can be found on Florinda's blog The Three R's here), it got me thinking about what reasonable expectation bloggers should have regarding compensation and credit from other sources.  It seems that one side of the argument is that bloggers are putting a lot of work into creating reviews and memes and site content to entertain and attract readers and that compensation is a logical expectation for that amount of work and that the disclosure of compensation is nice, but not a deal breaker for readers.  The other side of the argument is that it is dishonest to present book blogging as a hobby when you are in reality being paid by an author or publisher for your writing.

So I want to go ahead and address both of these issues head on in a post that I can reference back to if needed.  I may go ahead and make part of this part of an FAQ page in the future. 

1) All content created here is original and I (most of the time) put time and thought into what to write about and how I write.  I don't expect to ever be financially compensated (and wouldn't ever ask to be), but I do expect to be appropriately credited for my work.  If you'd like to use something from my blog, I'd be happy to let you, but please ask first.  Don't just take original pictures, ideas, or writing and pass it off as your own or use it to augment your own blog (to be clear, not all of this happened yesterday, but I want to take this opportunity to get rid of any confusion).  Appropriate credit, to me, means that you make it clear in your post or article or however you choose to use it that whatever content you use originated here.  A link to my blog at the bottom of your post doesn't convey that.  Use of my blog name or my name and a link to the original content source does.

2) While I do put a good deal of time (and occasionally small amounts of money) into this blog, I do not expect to be compensated for what is, essentially, a hobby.  I get the argument that bloggers put in a lot of time (often enough to be at least a part time job), but for me this is about my enjoyment and what I hope is my readers' enjoyment, and not a money-making venture.  So, heads up, no income coming from any of this.  I do gratefully acknowledge that I am given books by authors, publishers, and publicists and will continue to acknowledge those gifts in the future.

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