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A collective of bibliophiles talking about books. Book Fox (vulpes libris): small bibliovorous mammal of overactive imagination and uncommonly large bookshop expenses. Habitat: anywhere the rustle of pages can be heard.

Wetware failure notice:

I know there are thousands of you out there eagerly anticipating my review of a book about cancer. I bet you woke up this morning, punched the air triumphantly and cried, “Yesss! Today’s the day!”

I am therefore very sorry to have to report that you’re going to have to wait, because of a technical hitch. Well not so much a technical hitch, more human error if we’re being quite honest.  You see, the review – which I promise you is  four-fifths written and only needs polishing up a bit – is sitting on my laptop at home, twelve miles away (as the gull flies). This is because I forgot to upload it this morning. I could have lied and told you that the technology failed – but my hair would fall our and I’d break out in spots (I know that’s what happens when you lie because my mother said so many times …), so I offer you the unvarnished truth. I forgot to hit ‘Send’.

All of which means that you’ll have to wait until tomorrow for the review, or possibly only until this evening, if a fit of enthusiasm overwhelms me, which is profoundly unlikely on a Friday.

In the meantime, here is a photograph of my dog, who loves me even though I am an idiot:

11 comments on “Wetware failure notice:

  1. Kate Lace
    September 14, 2012

    It’s a close call but that picture is very cute so you’re forgiven.

  2. annebrooke
    September 14, 2012

    Heck, even I think it’s cute, and I don’t even like dogs … Have I been swopped for someone nice?!? …

  3. kirstyjane
    September 14, 2012

    Hello doggie! Hello! Aren’t you handsome! Aren’t you just such a handsome little soul, with little ears, yes, and a nose and the little feets and…

    Wait, what was the point, again?

  4. Alan Cleaver
    September 14, 2012

    Next time I miss a deadline I’m going to just file a picture of my dog and see if I get away with it!

  5. Moira
    September 14, 2012

    It’s worth a try Alan … Seems to be working nicely at the moment.

  6. Hilary
    September 14, 2012

    How adorable – please may I borrow him next time I’m late with a review?

  7. Moira
    September 14, 2012

    Certainly. He’s anybody’s for a couple of gravy bones and a lick of the custard bowl.

  8. kirstyjane
    September 14, 2012

    *sneaks off stage left with Jack-Russell-shaped lump under cardigan*

  9. Lisa
    September 14, 2012

    Oh my gosh, would you look at its little face? And I’m loving the baby blue collar. Cute overload.

  10. Jackie
    September 14, 2012


  11. Jackie
    September 16, 2012

    Ben looks kind of sad in that pic. Hope he got some treats & cuddles afterwards.

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