Bless his heart, The Grumpy Old Bookman has mentioned my blog again. Welcome to everyone who is clicking over here from his place. I'm afraid you'll find this blog a bit of a letdown after reading GOB, which The Guardian has rightly called one of the top ten litblogs, but I do offer something the otherwise excellent Michael Allen doesn't, and that's the occasional photograph. For example:
About Last Night's Terry Teachout calls me a litblogger, but he's just being polite. The stark truth is that I'm not clever enough to blog with any authority about Important Authors and Serious Fiction, so I mostly just make fun of them. But I believe I'm providing a valuable service to litblog readers. Many of them have bookmarked my place, and they stop by occasionally, squeezing me in between visits to Beatrice and Mark Sarvas, perhaps, just to cleanse their palates, rather like they'd spoon up an unremarkable lemon sorbet between the courses of a fine dinner.
I am extremely cool with that. Thanks for stopping by, and please come again.