Saturday, November 19, 2011

31 Romanians -- Why Blogger, Why?

Okay, this isn't actually a blog post, this is an informative follow-up.

I just thought I should share that even though not a single Latvian ever came back (Forgive me, Lativians, if I was somehow culturally insensitive.), I am now besieged by Romanians. Thirty-one Romanians, to be exact.

And I find myself wondering, is it possible that this isn't another outcropping of my inexplicable popularity in Eastern Europe? Is it possible that I'm being hacked by a nefarious offshore hacker with an unhealthy interest in teen novels? And just when I was on the verge of international fame and vast numbers of pre-sales in Bucharest...(Don't look at me like that. It could happen. They have Amazon in Bucharest, and probably more bookstores -- remember bookstores?-- than we do.)

In any case, I would like to extend the same invitation to the thirty-one Romanians who showed up here 45 minutes ago as I did with their Latvian fellow travelers: Come back. Tell me who you are and how you got here? Are your friend or foe? Are you avid followers of English-language ARC's set in LA prep schools, or was your presence here a happy accident?

Spill, because I'm mystified.


  1. I tend to get a lot of Chinese hits on my blog. That is so funny that you got 31 Romanians at once! What a mystery. :)

  2. I know. I'm completely baffled. My picture books have been based on Eastern European folk tales, but that still doesn't explain it. (Altho if any of my Romanians is with a Romanian children's book publisher, come back!!!)

  3. Cyber security better get on the job... Ah, Rumania-Rumania-Rumania!

  4. I was only half kidding about hackers. Seriously, do you think I could have a problem?