I was looking for the Sunday Salon post template when I noticed that my last TSS post went up a month ago. That got me thinking about what I was doing the last four Sundays! Two of them disappeared in my lovely vacation, the other two must have got obscured in sheer laziness. My resolution this year
It's been two weeks since I got back from my vacation, but I had a really wonderful time. It's great to be back to routine also - for the first time in months, I'm having some semblance of a schedule.
I'm sure you have seen this before - If you entered your birth date into BibliOZ, you can see the books that were on the NY Times bestsellers list the week you were born. I had been looking for something of the sort for a while, so I was quite excited to see "my" list. And here's what I found:
|1||And the Ladies of the Club by Helen Hooven Santmeyer||Wired by Bob Woodward|
|2||Full Circle by Danielle Steel||The Kennedys: An American Drama by Peter Collier and David Horowitz|
|3||The Aquitaine Progression by Robert Ludlum||The Nightmare Years: 1930-1940 by William L. Shirer|
|4||Lincoln by Gore Vidal||The Fire from Within by Carlos Castaneda|
|5||The Walking Drum by Louis L'Amour||In God's Name by David A. Yallop|
|6||The Haj by Leon Uris||First Lady from Plains by Rosalynn Carter|
|7||Deep Six by Clive Cussler||The March of Folly by Barbara W. Tuchman|
|8||The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike||One Writer's Beginnings by Eudora Welty|
|9||The Butter Battle Book by Dr. Seuss||Motherhood: The Second Oldest Profession by Erma Bombeck|
|10||The Wheel of Fortune by Susan Howatch||Past Imperfect by Joan Collins|
|11||Heretics of Dune by Frank Herbert||Balls by Graig Nettles and Peter Golenbock|
|12||Him with his Foot in his Mouth and Other Stories by Saul Bellow||Mayor by Edward I. Koch with William Rauch|
|13||Possessions by Judith Michael||Powerplay by Mary Cunningham with Fran Schumer|
|14||Descent from Xanadu by Harold Robbins||Caveat by Alexander M. Haig Jr|
|15||Warday by Whitley Strieber and James W. Kunetka||Good Morning Merry Sunshine by Bob Greene|
I was surprised to see that I have actually read one book from the list, and heard of a few others. I read Full Circle by Danielle Steel, during my teen years, when I worshiped her. I don't read her books anymore, but every time I see one of her books in the book stands at Walmart or Target, it gets me nostalgic. I didn't have the time to check out any of the other books, so I thought I'll ask you all instead - have you heard of any of these books?
Before I put my pen down, guess what has been keeping me busy for the past two days?
foursquare honeymoon won't last long, because I could certainly do with more reading time. But at least it's got me more eager to get out of the house more often, instead of curling up with the net or books.
Question for you: Because I'm gearing up for Bloggiesta next weekend, I'm beginning to make a list of changes I plan to make on my blog. One of them is about third-party commenting system. If you have used IntenseDebate or Disqus or any other comment plugin on your blog, what is your opinion about it. Do you like it, or is it too much of a hassle? Do you prefer any particular comment system?