October 14, 2004


M.J. Rose

Happy Birthday TEV! I can't believe it's only a year either, it seems you've always been here. As a reader I appreciate what you do, as a fellow blogger I'm astounded - the pressure of every day blogging is a lot to deal with, and as a writer, your efforts are astounding and make a difference to all of us.

Jimmy Beck

No money, glory or chicks? I'm outta here.

Seriously, major mazel tov to you, TEVye. I'd be bereft without you.

Dave Worsley

If nothing else, I read and loved Andrew Sean Greer and Dan Chaon largely due to your enthusiasms. Theres a weight and heft to TEV and its become a dailly stop. Nice job. I'm a fan.


Happy birthday TEV!!! Here's to many, many more. And yes, October was a very good month for litblogs to get started...


The great thing is to see that you are having fun, that you care deeply about writing and that you are generous in your acknowledgement of other litbloggers. I have missed this kind of conversation in my life so much, can't quite believe I have found it actually. Thanks for the trip back in time as I am a newcomer.

There are some blogs of similar quality where the bloggers are simply too busy to permit comments, too. This is not one of them, grace aux tous les Dieux.

Amusez- vous bien a Paris,


Bon anniversaire! Have a wonderful time in Paris, and send pix!


Happy one, and many more. Have fun in Paris.


great highlight reel! if i lurk, it's only because i love ... and because i'm intimidated by the sheer energy and erudition of your posts. happy birthday, and bon voyage.


Congrats on your anniversary. Way to go!

Jenny D

Yes, congratulations, and thanks for putting in all the work that makes this blog such a pleasure to read. Have a great time in Paris.


I probably speak for many when I say that the positive feelings you have about running TEV are exceeded only by the positive feelings of people reading TEV. This is a fine blog, and you have every reason to feel great about it. Congrats on your first year -- I, for one, can't wait to see what's coming in the second.

Kathryn Koromilas

Looking forward to your 2nd year, Mark!

paul terwelp

you can fool some of the people...


...and many more.

Kevin Wignall

Mark, as with Sarah recently, it's difficult to believe you've only been doing this for a year. TEV is like a little outpost of civilization. If you developed a way of serving us all drinks, we'd probably never leave.


Complimenti, Mark!

Though you'll feel like extending your stay in Paris, make sure you get back before the elections.

Have a grand time.


Happy birthday, TEV.

Dan Green

And I'd been thinking all those chicks I've been getting was because of my blog.

Probably the first blogs I ever read were yours, Maud's Sarah's, Sam Jones's, and The Literary Saloon. They made me want to have a blog of my own. I still think of you all together as the gold standard where literary weblogs are concerned.


To many more....

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