In the arcane world of blogging, where Technorati is recording the arrival of 40,000 new blogs per day, your patronage has placed Civil War Bookshelf at the lofty rank of 9,602 within N.Z. Bear's ranking system, well within the "top 10,000" mark and within easy striking distance of the coveted boast, "9,000th most popular blog."
What does this correspond to in the real world, you wonder. Well, on an evolutionary scale, Mr. Bear compares this effort with a life form advanced to slippery, I'm sorry, "flippery fish." Just scroll down this fish list to position 9,602 and you'll see.
All of which is a baroque way of saying, sincerely, thanks for visiting.