Both A Chair, A Fireplace & a Tea Cozy and Kids Lit recently featured the blog I'm a Reading Fool. I read a little bit about the blog, took a look at the picture of the blogger, and shouted, "Eureka! I know her!"
After doing a little checking, it turns out I do know her. When I mention having made a trip to the library here at Original Content, there's a 50-50 chance that I'm talking about I'm a Reading Fool's place of employment.
What was the real tipoff? I'm a Reading Fool read Life As We Knew It in November. I read it at the beginning of November. It was the first Cybils nominee I read. I got the book from I'm a Reading Fool. It had just been purchased by her library, and one of the other librarians called her at home to see if she'd let me take it before she had a chance to read it. So I ended up reading it first.
This is serious detective work we're talking here.
Here's what's exciting about this: Now I know a kidlitblogger here in the real carbon-based world. When I talk about my kidlit buddies with my family, they treat me like some kind of pathetic cybergeek who lives in her mother's basement. Hey, not anymore.
Yikes! I'm beginning to feel semi-famous! That's three blogs I've made in the past week! (And that's also enough exclamation points, I think.) Truly a fine bit of detective work. I think you need to contact Mars Investigations and offer your services to Veronica and her dad. (But do it quickly, before the CW cancels the best show they've got.) I suppose the picture, being such a fine likeness, was a huge hint. ;D And now my own mystery has been solved: I know the other 50%! (Okay, so that was one more exclamation point.) Anyhow, I enjoy knowing a real carbon-based blogger, too, even though I had the face for the name long before we began the blogs.
Anyhow, it sure does pay to advertise. The links from these other blogs have more than tripled the hits per day on ReadingFool. So thank you all! (Yes, okay, one more. I'm done now. Really.)
Teeny, tiny world.
Oh, how I can relate to the whole cybergeek thing. I treasure the few Kitlit friends who I've actually met face to face (most recently Mitali Perkins), because, however fun the blogs are, there's something more real about face-to-face contact. Thanks for a good laugh, and congratulations on a carbon-based kidlit friend.
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