Disco Mom has issued a challenge. I know most of you here read there too, but I though I'd mention it, as I'm currently in the lead and I know you people won't let THAT stand. I'll be looking for your scores in the comments there.
Then, just now, I was checking out 'In Very Deed, where cousin-in-law Katy makes an off the cuff Confederacy of Dunces comment. Now, there aren't that many of us running around the internet, so when a fellow CoD fan throws that out there, its the responsibility of the rest of us to respond. Only, suddenly I couldn't remember Ignatius' last name! So I went for my trusty copy, but couldn't find it! Now, I might lend you Salt or Neuromancer, but I'm unlikely to suggest Confederacy of Dunces unless I know you pretty well; its just not a 'hey-you-might-try-this-one' kinda book. So now I'm convinced the book gnomes are making off with the good books.
If I've lent you a good book, please give it back to me. The library is shrinking.
(Epilogue: I did eventually find Confederacy. It was hiding behind Snow Crash)
Holy crap! There's vicious giantbadgers running around Basra attacking people! Of course, locals are sure its an insidious plot by the British to sow fear and mayhem, but the British army says "We can categorically state that we have not released man-eating badgers into the area".
Ups to [The Technonaut], who casually said to me "So, did you hear about the badgers?"