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Friday, July 31, 2009

Random Friday: TRISH is coming edition!

Two boys, one outfit.

Big Exciting News of the Week: TRISH is coming to see me! Ok, she's coming to see Mt. Rushmore and the Sturgis Rally. I just happen to live here too. I. Am. So. Excited!!! (see Trish, I can have CAPS-LESS emphasis too!)

Today's Dead Horse: Partial feed blogs. Seriously, why? I am really asking. If I subscribe to one it immediately gets labeled "chopping block", which means you get very few chances to wow me, and since you only have about 3 sentences to try it, you better be good in those three sentences.

You can't have read many book blogs in the last week and not seen anything about the controversy over Justine Larbalestier's Liar cover. While I see the original point, that the cover is not representative of the book by not having a black girl on it and that the publisher is being a bit racist, I can't help but notice that I've heard a LOT more about Liar than I would have otherwise. A small part of me thinks that perhaps the whole thing is working in the author's favor now.

I was reading and enjoying Graceling quite a bit. Then Mike stole it to read and now it has vanished. I hope it shows up soon. Meanwhile, I moved on to Along for the Ride.

In the interest of full disclosure, I signed up for Amazon Associates. I won't be linking to random crap, just the things I would have been linking to anyway. I don't expect to make anything off it, but I figured that I send so many links Amazon's way that they could send some back my way. Maybe.

Garden Update: Some of the tomatoes are rotting at the end, but SOME of the tomatoes are turning yellow, hopefully on their way to red. A couple more zucchini this week. A TEENY little pumpkin.


  1. I'm in the Associates program, too. I just did it for convenience for me and my readers. I get an easy cover pic, and they can click over to check out more about it if they want to. I only link to books I talk about. I think I've made $7 in two years, so it's sure not for the big bucks! :-)


  2. Bart wants to read Graceling too. Anything with super powers appeals to him :)

    I'm an Amazon Associate too and I've made between $5 and $20 a month since I've started. Not bad.

  3. The associates thing is making money on links, right? I'll try to remember that and click on them. Even though it links to the American version of Amazon and therefore not helpful for me.

    I did click on the Graceling link though (twice), and it looks interesting. For some reason I always thought that book was like, historical fiction. Shows how much I know.

  4. Also, I wanna read Along For the Ride. It doesn't appear to have been published in the UK as yet.

  5. I am so glad you and Trish are going to meet. I've met several bloggers and every single one of them has been exactly as I pictured them. Have fun!

  6. I can't wait to see what you have to say about your meeting with Trish. You gals are going to have so much fun.

    I have an Amazon Associates account and two others as well...haven't made any money though.

  7. FREEDOM!!! Now I just have to pack and clean the house. And coerce my sister into feeding Maggie while I'm gone.

    Let us know how the Associates program goes--do you get $ for people just clicking or do they have to actually buy the book?

  8. I'm not understanding the two-boy, one outfit thing. Is that first pic the Pirate?

  9. Of course you can do a month-end wrap up-I love reading what others have been up to over the month! I need to put that book on hold at the library.


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