Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Stop it already

Is everyone else getting spammed by Xulon and Outskirt presses this week or did I bring this plague of locusts upon myself by mentioning last Friday that I'd been raised by fundie Baptists and had a friend who'd gone to a Christian college (he's partial to the Spaghetti Monster these days)?

No, I will not review vanity press books. I don't give a flip about your relationship with Jesus or your advice on how to improve my life, I don't want to read your testimony, and honestly, when you tell me you can control the weather by speaking to it a la Jesus, I think you're batshit psychotic. No wonder you had to self-publish.

I'm not your target audience, people. Sorry if that hurts your special little feelings, but hey, the truth shall make you free.

13 comments:

Sam Houston said...

It's not just you. I've had the same experience these last few days...

SFP said...

Sigh. As my mother used to say, Some people have more money than sense. . .

janiejane said...

It's not just you. At first I was flattered - "You want ME to review your book?" - and then I read what the books were.

Bybee said...

I haven't been hit yet, but I guess it's a matter of time...after all, I did mention Bible Study Man in my last post. Meanwhile, you have my sympathy. Good post, but I suspect these people can't read...

Eloise said...

Oh thank goodness, I thought it was just me. I used to be pleased to see emails waiting to be read but not the past few days.

SFP said...

All right, I blocked the sender and all the vanity press emails disappeared from my box. Good riddance.

Stefanie said...

I somehow got missed. I feel so left out ;)

SFP said...

Want me to forward the one from the weather whisperer? ;)

Stefanie said...

Weather whisperer? Oh my. I'm afraid I will hurt myself from laughing too hard so you'd better not send it along :D

thewordsof.blogspot.com said...

"when you tell me you can control the weather by speaking to it a la Jesus, I think you're batshit psychotic. No wonder you had to self-publish."

Too funny...

J.S. Peyton said...

Oy, I thought it was just me! I'm not sure how I managed to get on their list, especially since the last time I blogged about religion was to say I'd just bought Richard Dawkins' THE GOD DELUSION. You'd think that would have been enough of a clue. They are now banished to my junk mail.

J.S. Peyton said...

Now that I think about it, maybe they saw the Dawkins book and decided that if I read one of their books I could be saved. Not so. I think I've reached the point where I'm beyond redemption.

Gentle Reader said...

I've had the same experience, recently, and it sounds like the exact same folks are spamming me. I'm just ignoring the emails. Although, I think controlling the weather by exhorting it could be a nice talent to have...