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Final Results for June 4 Poll: Oh, Who Cares?

Dearest Reader, I confess: I am despondent.

I fear I am screaming into an echo chamber. Hollering into my own pillow. Bellowing into the Great Void of the Eternal Unknowniness.

In other words: Is anybody out there? Is this thing on?

If you're reading this, have mercy upon your beleaguered blogger. Take two seconds to leave a comment so I know I'm not alone here.

It's so difficult to sit in the backseat of one's car (in my case, a stretch limo the length of a city block) wearing pajamas made of the finest handwoven silks, tapping away at a keyboard made of solid gold, just wondering if anyone cares.

And if you're actually there, actually reading this, and you actually care, here are the final results of last week's poll:



Will there be final results for this week's poll? Will there even be a next week? Much as one fears for one's safety every single time a stretch limo the length of a city block turns a corner, we'll simply have to wait and see...

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Brockman is the head writer for the daily Book News posts on the blog. In his free time he's hard at work on his fictional memoir, which changes titles daily.

The views and commentary posted by Brockman are entirely his own, and are not representative of the whole of Powell's Books, its employees, or any sane human being.

13 Responses to "Final Results for June 4 Poll: Oh, Who Cares?"

    Venkman June 11th, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    Awww. Brocky need love?

    lori June 11th, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    i am here!

    Abbeville June 11th, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    There there, every blogger knows THAT feeling. No worries, we read your site and enjoy it! But we get a little lonely too sometimes...we'd be flattered if you checked us out at and left us some Comments love.

    --The Abbeville Press Team

    erat June 11th, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    I'm listening, I'm listening! Don't JUMP!

    Tammy June 11th, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    Done. Better now?

    Brockman (Post Author) June 12th, 2008 at 8:58 am

    *sniff* You just make me feel so loved...

    Brockman (Post Author) June 12th, 2008 at 9:01 am

    I can do better than that, Abbeville. Check out that new link under "Sites"... and thanks for the support!

    eliz.s. June 12th, 2008 at 9:33 am

    Wow, I'm sensing a LOST trend here.

    Kelly June 12th, 2008 at 9:45 am

    Brockman, you're the highlight
    of my lunch break. Don't despair -
    we are out here reading your
    wonderful snark.

    Brockman (Post Author) June 12th, 2008 at 11:34 am

    Thanks, Kelly and everyone else!

    Looks like good things can come from begging (contrary to what my ex insisted).

    bagibmenglan June 12th, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    leaf he got every and we work

    Abbeville June 20th, 2008 at 9:17 am

    Aw, no prob - thanks for the link and comment, and we recommended this site today to our readers as part of our weekly feature on cool art/book blogs. Feel the love!

    david e June 25th, 2008 at 10:23 am

    Dude, I feel you pain. I write my little heart out for our store's blog (, and no one comments. In a year and half of posts, I've seen maybe a dozen comments in all. I can't get own friends to leave a comment, no matter how much I beg and cajole.

    My only consolation is the site meter that records the number of visits. But it's cold comfort.

    --David E

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