I hope everyone had a good week!
Isn't this just the cutest little octopus?
|It is an octopus, isn't it?|
My big news is that I found Finding Meara on four different pirating sites. Four of 'em! And one of them had the audacity to make an audiobook for it!
Initially I was upset, and was going to go through the whole cease and desist process to get them to take it down. Then, I realized how much time it was taking (and would take) to go to the trouble of researching and writing a letter, monitoring if they responded, and the potential cost of a lawyer. Next, I stumbled on this video of Neil Gaiman talking about his books being pirated.
So I decided to take his lead, and do nothing. I would rather be writing something new.
However, I would like to ask a favor. If you've found this blog or enjoyed Finding Meara after downloading from a pirate site, and you're a member of Goodreads, could you please give it a rating or review there? That would help me out so much. Well, as long as it's favorable. If you hated it, don't bother and I'm glad you didn't spend any money for it!
I guess we're ready to start the funny photos. Last week we had a tie between the accommodating stingray and the fabulous dog, so I used my vote to decide on just one. Congratulations to the fabulous dog!
Here are this week's picks...
|My father makes that same face when I bring out the camera.|
|I just noticed the last three photos are all with surprised/scared faces....|
Branching out a little with some non-animal photos. It was difficult this week to find good animal ones.
|Anybody need a hand? (Ha, ha!)|
|Apparently, everyone has a secret in their past.|
And here's some puns.
|I just had to.|
The next one isn't a rural-gnome, or a city-gnome, it's a...