BEA'S BOOK NOOK "I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once." C. S. Lewis “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” ― Oscar Wilde

Monday, June 6, 2011

Plagiarism Update

During the past week, my online time has been devoted to removing reviews, checking reviews, and sending apologies. I am, I believe, nearly done with the latter. I've been relieved? gratified? I'm not sure of the right word, to the responses to my apologies. While some people have chosen not to reply, of the ones who have, all but one person accepted my apology. I had expected it to be the reverse, with most respondents (and I wasn't sure how many people would take time to reply) declining to accept. Even the person who declined to accept my apology was polite and respectful. It may be the politest, nicest refusal of any kind that I've ever received.

I've also been pleasantly surprised and gratified by the support I've received. Friends, strangers, bloggers, even authors have expressed their willingness to stand by me and even offer encouragement while also making it perfectly clear that they in no way condone what I did. Thank you to all of you. I appreciate it more than I can adequately express.

My actions were stupid, careless, and wrong. I am deeply sorry for the harm that I have done.