Sunday Book-Thought 42

My books sell at $3.50 a copy, their Canadian counterfeit at 25 & 50 cents. If I could sieze [sic] all the Canadian counterfeits I could no more use them to my advantage than the Government could use bogus notes to its advantage. The only desirable & useful thing, in both cases, is the utter suppression of the counterfeits. The government treats its counterfeiters as criminals, but mine as erring gentlemen. What I want is that mine shall be treated as criminals too.
Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)
(in a letter to Rollin Daggett regarding pirated editions of his works)

She Lives!

Dear readers,

I am sorry for neglecting you. Lately my blog has gotten quite a few more hits than usual, and I feel guilty for not regularly updating. While I am sure none of you really care about my lack of updates, it is simply in my Canadian nature to feel guilty for things that I probably shouldn’t feel guilty about. Bear with me.

That being said, I’d say that I have pretty good reasons for not updating. As many of you know, I recently moved to the other side of the world and am still finding myself somewhat culture-shocked. Dear readers, it is not a good idea to tell English people that you love their pants, and then ask where they bought them – it really throws them off their guard. Additionally, I recently began my master’s program in Book History, and am utterly overwhelmed with how little work I am actually expected to do.

So I am writing here to tell you that I hope to get back to more regular updates soon. I am still very much alive and, since my master’s program is failing to serve as an outlet for my enthusiasm for this field, I am determined to continue sharing my knowledge and love for book history with you via this blog. Stick around!

Kittens,

Leah