Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Ex libris

We're exiting our library and will be gone book-fishing for a couple days, but promise to be back with fresh stories we've hooked for this weekend. Please keep the fire well-fed while we're away--our leather-clad volumes especially like that.

Tremendous thanks for the tremendous response we've received by way of hits and circulation out there (far more than we ever expected). We're happy if you're listening, if only for a few minutes every once in a while. And if you can't listen--read a book instead!

Many of these stories are new to our readers, including yours truly, and read for the first time (or for the first time in a long time) as we record. So it's not surprising that we stumble sometimes, put the emphasis on the wrong word, or even mispronounce a word or two or twenty. Your patience with our amateur standards is greatly appreciated.

--Scoot & Jones the Incredible Bibliophilic Dog


miette said...

I couldn't agree more-- there's something thrilling about having the excuse to scour a shelf for the perfect story every night. And allowing oneself the occasional fumbled italian pronunciation, screaming over a passing bus, trying to cover a slight sibilance... these are the things that give it flavour, I think. I always check your site before reading mine, to make certain I've not read the same thing (and I've come close a couple of times-- the Wilde was on my list!... though maybe it's an exercise we should try sometime). Great works so far, enjoy your time away from the pixel-based world, come back soon!

Scoot said...

We are honored by your attentions! And we may soon be covering some of the authors you've read, since they are among our favorites, too. (Some of the stories we've chosen so far, we admit, are not really among our favorites, but chosen for reasons of length, expediency, and availability.) Why, we might even move into the second half of the twentieth century soon!