Happy Sabbath …..

….. and boy howdy, do I need a Sabbath rest today!

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This is one of those rare posts that I write and then immediately post. No scheduling involved.

This week has just sucked, plain and simple. I got some sort of stomach bug Sunday night. I thought I was ok Monday morning and went to work. Where I immediately threw up. I went home right away and stayed home through Tuesday.

Came back to work Wednesday, where I stayed in the office for the rest of the week. While I specifically asked for office training when I interviewed for this job, I simply had no idea what it entailed. Nothing in my experience helps me at all. It is all new. Everything. While the office staff is nice about me taking 2-3 times as long on things as them, they still mention it and make other comments. No yelling or anything even mean spirited, but I’m sensitive enough to words that even the little bit is more than I can comfortably handle. It is at the point where I’ve got a subconscious block making me sick to my stomach every time I find out I’m going to be inside. It doesn’t help either that most of the time I don’t know whether I’m inside or out until I walk in the door that morning. If you haven’t picked up on it yet, I don’t handle spontaneity or last minute things well at all. To make it even worse, there is no consistency to being indoors or out; not even the number of days a week. It is just a random jumble. It is VERY hard to learn anything in an environment like that. And with everything being new, I can’t latch on to a small piece and digest it. I have to gorge on information and my brain isn’t so good about holding on to new info anymore. Then you get things like “Oh, you did this particular thing once, a month or two ago, surely you remember how to do it without needing help”.

If all of that wasn’t enough, my sensor meter was on the fritz so I was back to jabbing my fingers for blood to test my blood sugars for my diabetes instead of just scanning the sensor. Plus, our washing machine started acting up Thursday night, so that might become an issue real soon.

By the end of Friday I was almost holding my head in my hands begging for the week to be over.

Thankfully, this has been a wonderful Sabbath so far. Up at 0500, written 3 book reviews, ate and drank some special treats:

Then went on a nice walk with Mrs Bookstooge before it got too hot outside and once back we had a nice time reading some Psalms together.

10 Some sat in darkness and deepest gloom,
imprisoned in iron chains of misery.
11 They rebelled against the words of God,
scorning the counsel of the Most High.
12 That is why he broke them with hard labor;
they fell, and no one was there to help them.
13 Lord, help!” they cried in their trouble,
and he saved them from their distress.
14 He led them from the darkness and deepest gloom;
he snapped their chains.
15 Let them praise the Lord for his great love
and for the wonderful things he has done for them.
16 For he broke down their prison gates of bronze;
he cut apart their bars of iron.

~Psalms 107: 10-16

While I am not identifying with rebelling against God, I certainly do with darkness, gloom and iron chains of misery. I am glad that I can let it all go on the Sabbath.

I don’t know what kind of week you’ve had, or how your day is going but I would like to remind everyone that God’s promise of Sabbath blessing is for anyone who observes the Sabbath.

Bookstooge out …..

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The Declaration of Independence & July 4th

In Congress, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences

For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

(The above is copied and pasted from https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/declaration-transcript)

A Brief Introduction to: Dr. Lord Bookstooge

I like to give my About page some awareness every once in a while, just to make it easier for those who follow me who might not have explored around my site (and can you blame them? I don’t explore too many of your sites!)

 

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Here are some things to know about me that might make your interactions a tiny bit easier. If you still have questions,  you can always email me:

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1) I am a pretty devout Christian. Weird personal mix of Baptist and 7th Day Adventist. To over-simplify it, that means I believe in the Bible literally and I go to church on Saturday instead of Sunday. It also means that it influences what I read, how I read and how I review.

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2) I am a Man. I cannot state this boldly enough or enough times. Be prepared. Mancakes Ahead!

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3) I like Science fiction, Fantasy, Classics [1900’s and earlier] and manga. I’ll read other stuff, but not regularly.

 

4) I tend to read 100+ books a year.

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5) Of the 5 Love Languages, [quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, or physical touch] my main one is Words of affirmation. Or just words 🙂 Which means that I tend to post and comment quite a bit. I am NOT a once a week poster.

 

6) To go along with #1, I graduated from a non-accredited Bible school, so I’ve got a working man’s knowledge of how to be a Pastor, just not the actual degree. Or the temperament.

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7) I am NOT a people person. People wear me out, even online. Then I say things that later I sometimes regret. Then I need chicken fingers to recover!

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8) I am happily married to Mrs Bookstooge. So I’m sorry ladies, but I am not on the market.

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9) If you disagree with something in my posts or reviews, feel free to say so; IF you want to actually have a conversation with someone who disagrees with you. Most times I will try to move such conversations to email.

 

10) I am a land surveyor. I work outdoors year round in New England. The picture below is of me. It typifies why I like being a surveyor.

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The Life & Times of Bookstooge

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Today has been a great day so far. Up at 5am, starting writing out posts and by 1pm had written 2 reviews, 2 tag posts, one quote post, gone on a walk and had a half of an italian sub for breakfast.

Mrs B is happily watching hamster and gerbil videos. She is currently chortling away at a hamster dressed up as a rhinoceros. As well as other things.

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And the day is only half over. What other wonderful things will I write today? I don’t know but the words are flowing like the Spice!

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A History of …… Shaving

Back when I was a mere stripling, I didn’t need to shave. Oh, those carefree days. Little did I know the master I would soon come to serve for the rest of my life.

 

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My first razor was a Gillette Sensor Excel. Two pure blades of goodness sliding over my downy cheek, I was sure I would never need another razor for the rest of my life.  I mean, how can you possibly improve on 2 blades? I plead the naivety of youth and ask my gentle reader to forgive me for such dunceheadedness.

 

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Because the obvious way to improve on 2 blades is make it 3 blades! The Mach3 was when I moved from being a boy who shaved to a man who thought long and hard about his shaving options and chooses the best.  When you are 16, these kind of things are very important. It starts you down a path you can never turn back from.

 

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Of course, once I was a man, it became important for me to stay abreast of the latest shaving technologies. So when gillette came out with the Mach3 TURBO, I started using that. Look at that picture. That razor is practically flying at supersonic speed! And for almost 15 years I used this razorblade. It was a workhorse, a champ. In 2010 or ’12 I began shaving my head due to thinning hair and joining a private security company. The Mach3 Turbo kept my dome pretty chromed and made me as aggressive looking as one can be at 5’3″. It did its job without complaint and I was satisfied. Until one Christmas at a church Yankee Gift Swap.

 

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Somebody brought a Fusion5 giftset to this particular Yankee Gift Swap. If you don’t know what a Yankee Gift Swap is, here’s a link to easily and concisely explain it:

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I had my eye on this and when some poor lady ended up with it, I knew it was time to strike. I opened a box of chocolates and exchanged that for the razor set. Both of us were happy.  5 blades! The head on this thing was a veritable monster and even the handle was pretty hefty. I wondered if it could double up as a riot control baton! The only downside was that the replacement razor heads were relatively expensive but with judicious shopping around and drugstore brand replacements, it was doable.

 

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Of course, it was the profusion, and hence confusion, of names in said drugstore that led me to my next step on this journey. It was time to buy some blades for the fusion5 and CVS had some storebrand options at half the price. I picked up what I thought was the fusion blades. Turns out, what I picked up was the Fusion Proglide blades. Those blades don’t fit the handle of the Fusion5. Is gillette sneaky or what? It ended up being cheaper to just buy a Proglide handle than to deal with the hassle of returning the opened blades to CVS.

If you had asked me if I would ever use a powered blade (powered by a AAA battery), I would have told you to feth off. But in the last couple of weeks of using it, I must admit, I am liking it. My  head has never been smoother and I don’t have to go over my face multiple times. I have fully embraced the Gillette Fusion Proglide Power.

 

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What does the future of shaving hold for me? Not even Bookstoogedamus knows. But I am sure that change is as inevitable as the hair in my beard going white. Whatever the future holds, I will embrace it and rejoice. Because when it comes to shaving, Bookstooge is SERIOUS!

 

 

Blessed Resurrection Day!

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But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he[a] lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and behold, he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him. See, I have told you.” So they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. And behold, Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came up and took hold of his feet and worshiped him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me.”

Matthew 28:5-10

He presented himself alive to them after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God.

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For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me….

….13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. 14 And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain….

….19 If in Christ we have hope[b] in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied.

20 But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep….

I Corinthians 15:3-8, 13-14, 19-20

This Resurrection Day is going to be quite different from ones in the past. No Easter Service AT church, just online. No shaking of hands and encouraging each other with the words “He is risen!”

So I decided to copy/paste the following from an Easter post I wrote back in 2007.

First, it would be easy to summarize it into something like this:
To me, Easter means that there is Hope in this world.

But it means so much more. It means I can get up every morning and go to work, knowing that I am accomplishing something for God. Whether I see that accomplishment or not, that’s not up to me.

It means that I’ll spend time and money on people and for people. And not just those who make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside either 🙂

It means that my feelings don’t have a final say in determining how things actually are. I can be happy. That statement alone is worth so much in my opinion.

It means that this world is not a forsaken hellhole populated by scum. Jesus rose for EVERYONE and it behooves me to act like it more often.

It means that being pessimistic is just a choice, not a reality. Even with that choice, it’s just for the short term. ‘Cause the good guys win in this story.

It means that God cares enough about me so that I don’t need to worry about the path my life is taking. As long as I’m trusting Him, He’ll see that I’m on the correct one and I don’t make any wrong turns.

Finally, it means that there is Hope, Peace and Love. That is no small thing!

~Ryusoma aka Ged aka Bookstooge aka Me

(I’ve had a lot of online monnikers through the years)

God bless you all.

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Author Interview…

I am NOT interviewing Lex Luthor, author of “Who’s the Superman now? Kneel, Nietzsche!“. After he learned that perhaps I was the one who informed Superman of his whereabouts during our World Book Czar Interview he’s given me the cold shoulder, to put it mildly.

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Lex Luthor’s delusions of grandeur

 

No, I have someone even better; Famous Monkey Reclusive Author, Mr Zip. Best selling author of ‘I, Monkey’, or,  ‘The Jungle and Me: A Tale of Guerrilla Tactics and Survival‘.

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Mr Zip’s Favorite Survival Food: Buckets of Chicken Fingers

Mr Zip turns 35 this month and I was able to convince the eccentric author to answer some questions. He and I go way back and I believe we first met in 1985. It was at one of those wild bachelor parties that I was known to give and Mr Zip just kind of wandered in uninvited, keeping it under wraps as it were. I’m pretty sure we hit it off but those times are a bit hazy for both of us now.

I’d like to thank you all for your well meaning help.  I almost felt bad, but not quite.  Should I ever actually do a jackass interview, I fully plan on committing sepuku afterwards to atone for my grievous error in judgement. *bows*

I did not answer these myself, even though I desperately wanted to 😀

 

Have you ever google-fu’ed yourself and what did you find?

I discovered a colleague of mine used her smartphone to secretively capture my smooth dance moves and posted them without my permission. I was pleasantly surprised with how debonair the YouTube video turned out with my debut! Of course, I had her “retired” after the incident, but I did send flowers to the funeral. I’m not cruel after all!

 

Any inspiration for your book?

I read the book ‘Into the Woods‘ by Bill Bryson and decided if that monkey could make me laugh, I could steal from *cough* I mean sell to everyone ! Come, Banana Bearer, ask me another question!

 

Any daily routines for life or writing?

Monkey-ing around! Enjoying life! Every varied experience adds up to help you write what you know, better. Your hardship getting sick from the bacteria in the water might be the trigger needed to add suspense to an otherwise unremarkable storytelling.

 

What do you want readers to get from your book?

It’s best to go wild in your natural environment. No matter how much you humans appreciate the jungle you need to respect those that survive and thrive there, just like you don’t see me utilizing my guerrilla tactics in this strange concrete jungle of yours!

 

Critical Questions about the book:

A) How did the book make me feel?
Why, sir! I feel great! Because of this book, dollars keep falling like rain!

B) Did you think the book was plot-based or character driven?
Why, me, oh, my! I drove the book all the way and therefore my character is much better than any ole plot!

C) What did you think of the ending?
The ending of my book is just the beginning! And by that I mean, wouldn’t you like to give some more money to find out?

D) Did you have any themes in mind throughout the book?
Nope. Nada. Dare I say, Zip?

 

While doing research, did you come across anything fascinating you’d like to share?

A) Did you know that only 6% of the land on Earth is covered by jungles and rain forests, but half of all species live there?

B) Did you know that your 54 billion domestic chickens in your urban jungle descended from the red jungle fowl?

C) Did you know that the word ‘Jungle’ came from the Sanskrit word which means ‘uncultivated land’? (The land. NOT me. I am Very Cultivated!)

D) Did you know that the natural swing-like ropes are called lianas? (This came from the Latin word ‘ligare’ which means ‘to bind’.)

 

Any prepper tips?

1) Remember: you can always go piranha fishing!

2) Bring Dry Bags to protect your human dried food during river crossings or when rain unexpectedly strikes.

3) Staying hydrated is essential in the rain forest and as a human a 2 or 3 liter hydration backpack will help you.

4) Don’t let your food eat you!

 

Personal questions (not recommended for authors you don’t know)

1) What is your problem?
I don’t have a problem!

2) Are you troubled, sick, or dying?
NOPE.

3) What do you want me to do?
Buy my book!

4) What are your expectations in connecting with me at this time?
Feed me more bananas!

 

Advice for how to survive an apocalypse?

Funny you should ask. Back in 2018 a bunch of distant relatives almost created a hostile takeover of the human city of New Delhi. Humans had to resort to pretending to be langurs to drive my distant relatives away!

Therefore, my sentiment is that once human’s experience an apocalypse, my relatives will enjoy taking over! You certainly are funny thinking I should give tips to take care of more than my personal banana feeder, Bookstooge!

 

If you could invite 3 writers to dinner, who would you choose?

1) Ed Vere, author of ‘Mr. Big‘ which is narrated by a sharp suited spidery monkey.

2) Nick Schon, author of ‘The Monkey with the Bright Blue Bottom

3) Richard Scarry, author of ‘Busytown Stories‘ and the all important Bananas Gorilla.

I’m certain these three schmucks will have a chance of slightly capturing my magnificent glory!

 

Advice for newb authors?

Write. Keep writing. Try to write not less than ten pages every day. Bang on a typewriter if you have to, but some of your words will be useful for the future!

 

Favorite character?

Myself. Need I say more? (obviously Mr Zip doesn’t suffer from low self-esteem)

 

How did you get published and become famous?

My publisher, Arbor House, really knows how to appreciate a good jungle. After being accepted by a publisher, Sell, Sell, Sell! It’s not easy being as fabulous as me!

 

Writing any new books?

Blab-boons‘ The startling truth about my gossipy relatives!

 

Do you appreciate fanfiction? Do you like pineapple pizza?

Yes, you may write as much fan fiction as you want about me; it is all sweet praise in my ears!

I prefer pineapple without the pizza. My relatives always said I was a bit fruity.

 

What are your thoughts about the concrete jungles of America?

In the 35 years I have lived, I have learned that I don’t understand humans, nor the thought process that went into creating your habitat. Who actually decides it’s a great idea to introduce huge monster vehicles that create choking smog? Who decided that “hey, I’m going to take a stick and hit a small rock like thing long distances!”? I shake my head at you! I bite my banana at you! I stick my tongue out at you! I… gratefully accept your money. heeheehee.

 

Thank you Mr Zip for taking time from your busy schedule of chicken finger eating to answer these questions. I’m sure your adoring public will race out and buy your book in record numbers!

You are not welcome!

 

And that is it folks.  After answering the questions, Mr Zip sulked until it was time for him to go to bed. Not even the promise of an extra bucket of chicken fingers lifted his spirits.

 

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How Do YOU Find New Blogs to Follow?

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In 2019 I saw several of the blogs I followed pretty much go into a death spiral. In several cases, Life simply happened and they didn’t have the oomph to keep up with one more hobby. Others faded away for no apparent reason.  For me, once a blog stops posting for a month with no warning, I stop following them.  I also have an optimized number that works for me in regards to how many people I can follow intelligently and not get overwhelmed.  I have to admit, I was hoping that several of the blogs would make a come back but it is March and it hasn’t happened.

I assume that you all have to deal with the same problem of blogs just disappearing over time and that you replenish your supply. How do YOU do that?

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The Eye of Bookstooge Roams to and fro across the Earth

I am NOT looking for ways to entice people to follow me. I have enough followers and feel very comfortable with the numbers I get each month, so I’m not looking to expand my blog’s audience. I could just use another 5-10 people to follow who post several times a month in the SFF area and hopefully mostly about books.  If you have any thoughts, let me know.

“The Churn”, which is what I call the falling off of bloggers, is just getting to me at the moment.

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I NEED Questions, Advice, Etc!

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I just found out that I am doing my first Author interview next month. Since me and authors aren’t exactly on the best of terms in regards to me thinking of them as people, I really need some help from you all.  If you’ve ever done an author interview, what do you ask? If you haven’t done any author interviews but have some thoughts on what I should do, please,  let me know!

I won’t say that I’m panicking, as I’m just too suave for that, but doing something new for the first time is always hard for me. I can’t say who it is but I can say that one of his best selling books has the words Guerrilla Tactics, Jungle and Survival in the title.

Any advice is wanted at the moment. Don’t be afraid to be silly either, as you know me and how seriously I take authors.  I’ll ask again at the end of the month but I sure could use any input.

Thanks!

 

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Dr. Lord Bookstooge VERSUS The No-Internet

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The Fallen Angel known as No-Internet waged war against Dr. Lord Bookstooge and his family of electronics. The phones, the tablets, the computers and even the bluray player, all fell prey, helpless, to the evil incarnate No-Internet.  Having destroyed the bastion of the router, no tech was safe.  Dr Lord Bookstooge valiantly fought a rearguard action, trying trick after trick to allow the Internet to Flow once more in Booklandia. Only with the One Power of the Internet could the Fallen Angel be banished back to the its hellish domain on No Connectivity.

Having tasted defeat, Dr Lord Bookstooge realized it was time to call on a Higher Power, a Power so mighty, so vast, that even he, in his near omnipotent state of existence, quailed to approach lightly. Yes, it was time to call the dreaded Tech Support.  With advice from Saint Justinius, Dr. Lord Bookstooge vanquished No-Internet with one arcane word of power, a secret word passed down to Dr. Lord Bookstooge that was to be his alone.

And all was well in the Land of Booklandia, as the One Power of the Internet flowed unimpeded, bringing love, peace and joy to all.

Happy Sabbath to you all.

 

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