Sometimes people leave comments on one or other of my myspace pages. Very occasionally, they're from readers. This one made my day:
"So here's a semi-interesting story:
I recently was in the hospital getting surgery on the tendon in my left leg. On my way home, I passed by the hospital's used book stand and immediately saw your book right on the front table.
I've had you on my friends list for a while now, and still haven't read your book until I saw it there in the hospital.
I find myself surprised because, I haven't read a book that didn't involve Doctor Who in months. I've actually stopped playing video games just so I can focus on reading your book.
If it weren't for you asking to be a friend on my myspace I probably would never have gotten the book, so thank you. You've made my recovery time much more bearable.
I haven't read Crime and Punishment yet, but that's the next book I'm going to tackle after I finish this one. (70 pages left)"