Gentle Readers, bless you for reading this little blog. You have no idea how much your comments mean to me. This community of readers is both larger and smaller than I could have imagined. You really are Gentle Readers. You tolerate my Trollope fanaticism, and my perhaps mystifying zeal for boxing and reverence for Freddie Roach (I refer you, Gentle Readers, to Khan Vs Maidana last night in Las Vegas for evidence of the genius of Freddie Roach). I think you put up with my sometimes schoolmarmish ways with amazing tact. True, occasionally one of you silently slips off during the night. But then a new Gentle Reader will appear out of nowhere. And the regular comments of a few do cheer me enormously, more than I can say, when I begin to feel a sense of despair over the economy, or when the slings and arrows are especially severe.
The consolation of books, and the consolation of conversations about books: that brings me (belatedly) to the Literary Blog Hop, sponsored by The Blue Bookcase.
Well, Gentle Readers, what are your pet literary peeves? (I know, it probably has something to do with dogs and cats who behave out of character, right?)?