Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Blogger's done a bad, bad thing

Yesterday was full of gaping head wounds and customers who felt that "Hope to see you at the Rapture" was a completely appropriate salutation. Granted, it was 6/6/06, but c'mon people, I don't really know how to respond to either of those things. Well, not true, with the Rapture I think that "Thank you" worked fine, but "Um, did you know you're bleeding?" seemed like an understatement when the bleeding customer looked like they'd lost a fair amount of flesh.

Blogger giving me problems today is minor, I know.

The Challengers list has been updated, but Blogger will not allow me to update from Word (I have to type this directly into the post box which means typos galore).

I am not happy with Blogger at the moment.

I wanted let you know that because 23 of you commented on the Challenge thread, and 22 of those comments included book suggestions (that's approximately 110 ten books if we ignore repeats), I've closed the thread so my head won't explode. If this is successful we'll do it again some day. If it isn't, we'll pretend this never happened (and I'll fade off into anonymous obscurity). Right now, if Blogger cooperates, it looks like I'll do a few suggestions at a time, chosen from the whole list of you, grouping together books that fall into the same suggestion category to save brain power. Links will be provided to those who made the suggestion (if that information is available to me), the book chosen from said person's list (because we all know some of you will be using this as a recommended reading list long before I get around to making my recommendations), and my book suggestion.

Cool with youse guys?

Of course, none of this will happen if Blogger does not allow me to load info from Word!!!!

Maybe tonight after I help a friend move furniture it will be in a better mood and then I can update the "In Praise of Midlist" List too...and actually put a link to it in the sidebar.

Which reminds me, I'm thinking about putting together a "Favorite Columns" header with links to posts y'all enjoyed to make navigation easier. Ideally Book Sense 101 and the Doing My Homework columns would also end up with their own headers, but if you guys have particular favorites please let me know. It'll let me know what to search for.


Robin Brande said...

Yes, please, on the "Favorite Columns" header. My vote goes to the one early this year(?)about how to find bookstores in every part of the country (for authors planning their book tours). It was really useful. I also really liked the "Authors Behaving Badly" post, plus its sequel. I'm sure a lot of other people will vote for that one, too.

lady t said...

I hate it when Blogger acts up,too. I also second the vote for Authors Behaving Badly and put in a bid for Reading Recommendations and Reviews.

Eileen said...

I am going to have to quit my day job to keep up with my ever expanding to read list.

Kate R said...

gaping head wounds?