Wednesday, October 22, 2008

A Book Giveaway. Oh, yeah, and an Ethical Dilemma

What would you do?

If you stalked a blog, old school, reading it for months and never once leaving a comment, but getting to know the blogger and what she stands for and her moral fiber.

But every day (because you stalk) when you go to that blog, you realize this sweet girl has put a beautiful quote about writing in her header from a very un-beautiful source. A source who is morally opposed to everything this blogger stands for. But a source (okay, she's a pioneer in female erotica, and sorry I had to tell you that but you need the complete picture here) that's obscure, especially to this blogger's largely LDS audience and so most people aren't going to recognize the source, either.

But I have a feeling after reading her blog for months (because I'm a stalker) that this girl would really hate knowing that about her quote's author. And she wouldn't want it up there anymore. But I don't know her. And ignorance might be bliss.

So, do I tell her? Via email? Leave it alone?

Quit obssessing about stuff that has nothing to do with me?

Would you want to know?

And in total other news, I went to buy my brother the Mistborn 3 book yesterday for his birthday today and guess who's coming to my Barnes and Noble TONIGHT?

BRANDON SANDERSON! Whoo-hoo!

So I'm going to stalk him in a "Hi, sign my book! Please?" kind of way. Then I'm going to borrow my brother's copy when he's done (which will take, like, an afternoon because he's a freak like that [I'm looking at you, too, Eowyn]) and give my signed copy away!

Yay! yay! yay! And yes, Kimberly, I will ship to Canada!

I'll blog all about my experience tomorrow and post the details and whatnot.

And since it's me, I'm sure you can count on it being mostly the whatnot.

17 comments:

LisAway said...

You forgot to mention if the comments for this post are for the giveaway. Doesn't matter, anyway, because everyone will want to respond to this, I'm sure.

I would DEFINITELY want to know and would be extremely thankful to someone for making me aware. Then I would start to wonder why that person knew where the quote came from. After that I'd begin wondering why I'd never heard from this fellow blogger who just gave me an invaluable piece of information.

That would be the order of events. I was gonna say I'd leave an anonymous comment, but that seems wrong. Plus she might not love having her other readers read it. Email her. And also? COMMENT ON HER BLOG, SILLY GOOSE!!

*MARY* said...

I would want to know too. Maybe you've already told her through this post. Is it me? Now I'm all worried.

If I were you I'd tell her anonymously, because I'm chicken.

Heather of the EO said...

What if she knows who the quote is from and doesn't mind cause she just likes the one quote?

Wait, now I'm paranoid. No, it's not me...duh, you comment on my blog. And the quote on my blog is Mother Theresa's quote and I don't think of her as naughty much. Ha! I'm a bit tired, forgive me...

Annette Lyon said...

E-mail her. I'd want to know.

I really like Brandon Sanderson's work. We already have MB3, alas (haven't read it quite yet--hubby and I read them together, and we're working through another book first). Have fun at the signing!

Nancy said...

tell her...

Stephanie Humphreys said...

I'd definitely want to know. Say something privately, but don't be surprised if it doesn't change. I'm relieved that my quote is from a guy and you have commented on my blog.

Jami said...

She'll probably take it down eventually and will never know that she was quoting a p@rn queen. Why cause pain? If it were me, I would just as soon never know. Ignorance is bliss and full disclosure is overrated.

Jami said...

Oh yeah and leave a comment. You know she'll love it.

Anonymous said...

Email her. I had a hunch I knew who you were talking about and looked up the quote on wikipedia. I do think she would want to know, and I don't think she'll just take it down.

Emily said...

Tell her. I don't think ignorant people should be blogging. Just kidding. But really, TELL HER. If she knows already and doesn't care, maybe you should check your "blog stalker vibe." Maybe she's not the girl you know after all . . .

Emily said...

BTW, who's blog is it and what is the quote? Now that you mention it, I HAVE TO KNOW!

Alison Wonderland said...

And just how do you know who the quote is from young lady?
Yeah, tell her.

kelberology said...

First of all, I don't have a blog yet (I blog in my head at night and then forget all the good stuff I was going to write down in the morning) so it can't be me unless it's on my FB or something. I would want to know. I would either not know where it came from or not care if I did-did that make sense?

Kimberly said...

I'm waiting for mine to come from Amazon but I want to be entered anyway! I'm greedy like that! Can't wait to get my hands on it!

I say definitely send that gal a discreet little email and let her decide for herself. If I were her I'd really want to know, rather than maybe have someone not so nice point it out in a not so nice way.

Iguana Montana said...

I would tell her. I'd want to know if it were my blog.

Of course, in MY case I'd probably not use as much tact as necessary and cause offense.

It's my experience that there are some people who will not look at the background of a quotation before using it, just as there are those who will use a quotation DESPITE where it comes from.

Crystal Adkins said...

Hi Kimberly, yes I'm a lurker at times too, but my advise is just ask her about the quote. Say something like I kept thinking I'd heard the quote on your page before and I finally realized it was.... who did.... That's what I would do :)
crystal adkins

crystal72206@yahoo.com

P.s. PLEASE enter me in your contest :)

Eowyn said...

Oh yeah! It took 6 hours. It was so worth it!