I don’t know if it’s the recent read of The Diary of a Provincial Lady that I discussed yesterday or what but suddenly I have felt the need to have a book based spring clean on the blog, I don’t know if you can tell but there have been a few changes made and some housekeeping done. I thought the picture below was most appropriate considering, what do you think?
I think the most instantly noticeable change and addition (well, return of) is the ‘Currently Reading’ tab which you should see on the top left had side of this post. I have to admit being the nosey scamp that I am I feel compelled to know what you are all reading and it seems after a few email that you all feel the same. So ‘ta-dah’ there it is all magically for you. Now I have kept the ‘Short Stories by the Bedside’ and next ‘Sensation Season’ pictures, do you call them adverts, and they are now down on the right.
You will also notice that there is the all new ‘Categories’ section on the left. I only realised the other day when I was looking at how unsightly my ‘tag cloud’ had gotten (which sounds a bit rude, doesn’t it) when I clicked on one and it sent me to anyone on dashboards posts on that topic which seemed a bit iffy. Now it will link you to any authors, publishers or book based waffle I have gone on about on this very blog under the varying categories. I also think it looks so much neater. It’s a work in progress though as I know for a fact I have had much more than one post on ‘A.S. Byatt’ we will get there in the end there is no major rush is there. I also need to add links to author’s blogs and publishers sites etc, oh it never ends.
It’s not just on the blog though I am also sorting the whole book situation out in the house once more. After the flooding through the ceiling from the rain we had and the damage it did. You would think that I would have moved all the piles of books from the floor and varying danger points (the landlord has still not sent a builder – I cant go on about it though as I get most vexed) I hadn’t but am now in the process which means the spreadsheet is out keeping tabs on where every book goes.
Can you tell that I am also having a mild case of readers block? I don’t know where it has come from and I certainly don’t know why. I mean it’s not like I don’t have a huge selection to choose from. I do, though nothing seems to quite be sparking my interest and when I have some reviews for websites to do its proving quite difficult to be enthused. Is it the season? Has anyone else had this of late? What books do you turn to in these trying times? I am hoping this month’s book group choice, it is tomorrow night after all, does the trick. We will see!