An Eye for a Good Book

In case I didn’t already know that I had a keeper – and I do, just to be clear – every so often Crissy will gift me a book she has picked up before coming home from work.  I am impressed at her taste in book choices, from the known classics like Don Quixote, to the lesser so, in Ironweed, which I am currently enjoying at the moment.

On another note, I don’t know if anybody else has been having this problem but my recent two post review of A Suitable Boy (which went up earlier this week) was randomly given the posting date from the week before so I am unsure if notifications about it went out, or if it even appeared on the WP radar.  Lack of visits would suggest that it hasn’t shown up on the reader, or reached many regular readers.

The only way I can find to correct the date is by, somewhat bizarrely editing the ‘publish immediately’ date.  That still shows as today’s date but for some reason registers as the 17th January when published.  Shameless plug for my own posts complete, have a pleasant day.

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22 Replies to “An Eye for a Good Book”

    1. Ah, yes I read that a while back. I enjoyed it as I recall. It’s always good to catch up with a book, although I often worry that I won’t like it second time around and it will spoil my memories of the first time. It does make things more dramatic, sort of.

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  1. Nice to be gifted books spontaneously like that, such thoughtful gifts! Enjoy reading them, sorry about the missing post, maybe create it anew and then delete the old one, then we’ll get to see it fresh.

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    1. Crissy knows my tastes, well impressed! I’ll leave the old ones as they are, I am sure people will catch up with them as they were only done this week. I appreciate you stopping by, apologies for my lack of activity on your blog, it’s been a few busy months. I do get chance enough to read and like but I shall do better.

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      1. Oh there’s no need to apologise, our blogs are a free space, to drop in and out of, I can go months missing things, then suddenly have a wave of writing frenzy and inspired to comment and look up voices I’ve not heard a while. I like your reading posts and your adventurous life, which thanks to blogging has been witnessed by more than just those who from your old hometown neighborhood. You stepped out of the book and into the novel. 🙂

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        1. I like that last line. We lost a lot of photos recently, so there hasn’t been much in the way of updates but that will all be changing shortly. I must say that feeling of inspiration to blog is always wonderful, and sometimes all too rare!

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    1. What was more annoying was seeing comments on the forums going back a few years with people having the same problem. At least I noticed it and managed to remedy it in good time.

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  2. Ah, it’s a sign of true love when you are with someone who can bring you the right books. I assume you reciprocate for her too! 😉

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    1. I certainly do but not with books as Crissy is far too busy with the crazy commuting to have time to read much. Maybe one day we can work it so she has more time to indulge, there is plenty of variety on our shelves thanks to our mutual investment.

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  3. Dear Ste J, About your two posts of “A Suitable Boy,” I didn’t notice the dates, but they did not turn up in my regular e-mail as your posts usually do (since I am subscribed to your website), they turned up in comments that were only in my junk file! I had to access one of the comments between you and other people to get each of the posts to read! I don’t know if that info helps you any, but there it is. If I hadn’t recognized the titles as ones I’d not read from you before, I might have just let them go. Luckily, I did so recognize them, and the rest is history.

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    1. Interesting. I don’t think I am the only the person this happens too either. It seemed quite a random thing to occur and without notice, I hadn’t changed anything either. The workaround isn’t a bother but it is just a smidge annoying. Thanks for the info though.

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  4. It’s not often anyone chooses a book for me unless I’ve told them I want to read it, it would be interesting to see what they’d choose! I never use the reader, get notifications by email so I got this notification on 24th.

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    1. Ah, thank you for that, I was not sure that an email notification had gone out. I don’t use the reader either unless I am actively looking for new blogs to read. I think you should try asking people to get you books, because…free books!

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        1. I am jealous, the only library I have come across was a university library but I didn’t to have studented (if that is a word) there to be able to use it. I will be raiding the Filipino families book shelves once I get through all the books I have to read and reread.

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  5. Ironweed looks good. I’ve read half of Don Quixote, but the urge to reach through the book and slap him was coming up so often I had to stop.

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    1. I remember you saying that about Don Quixote, that intrigued me. Maybe my masochistic side pushed me towards it after that. Ironweed is a really good book, of which a review soon.

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  6. The date thing could be a WP glitch that will be corrected soon enough. I’ve seen the wrong date on a few blogs. The Reader has always been flawed. Irarelly use it!

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    1. Perusing the forums, it seems to be a recurring glitch that has been happening for years. It seems to have been sorted now, at least for the moment.

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