"All the best stories in the world are but one story in reality -- the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape."
--Author Christopher Benson



Monday, September 26, 2011

It's Monday!! What Are You Reading??

 This great meme is hosted by Sheila at
It's a great way to start the week and
find out what other bloggers are reading.
My To-Be-Read pile has grown to an
unbelievable number thanks to this meme.

You never know how much you use 
something until until it is gone.
Blogger and Amazon are having issues and those of us who use Blogger for our blogs are being punished. We have had the luxury of a gadget that with just a point and click we could add Amazon links to our posts.  Since September 15 this gadget has been turned off and links must be created on the Amazon site and copied and pasted.  Yes, I was spoiled, but these created links don't always format as easily as the ones made with the gadget, plus it just takes more time.  Amazon has answered our questions/complaints and has stated they are willing to work with Blogger.  We have seen no response from Blogger/Google at all.  Plus there are many bugs in other Google products, as well, that have been "updated", like Google Docs that are not being dealt with. 

Out of my frustration and upon learning that this has gotten Blogger's attention in the past I have created a Facebook page addressing the Amazon issue.  If you use Blogger and are missing the Amazon Gadget as much as I am, please go to Facebook and "like" this page and leave comments. 


by Arthur Conan Doyle
Release Date: September 28, 2011
With cats named Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson and Professor Moriarty how could I turn this book when it was offered to me for review.
Review Coming Soon!!

by Carol K. Carr
Release Date October 4, 2011
Review Coming Soon!

by Trevor Shane
Review will be posted tomorrow!!



Laurel's Tour Stops Here October 6, 2011.

Release Date: October 4, 2011
Linda will be here on October 5 to 
celebrate Cozy Wednesday!

After that things are a little up in the air 
as I am waiting for some books to arrive.

Please stop back on Wednesday!

Button Holed (Button Box Mystery)
by Kylie Logan
Kylie will be here
for Cozy Wednesday!
I loved this book!!

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Crystal @ I Totally Paused! said...

I really like Louisa May Alcott, so I added that book to my TBR list! Popping over to read your review :)

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

You were spoiled - on wordpress.. I always had to create my own Amazon links! Bummer it is shut off though...

You have been a reading fool - look at all those books! :)

Alyce said...

I'm so glad I switched to wordpress when I did! There's actually a new gadget in Wordpress that is almost as easy as blogger's gadget - just one extra step. That was actually the thing I was missing most after the switch. Feeling much better about it now, but I hope for your sake they get it fixed soon!

Lisa@ButteryBooks said...

I have never read any Sherlock Holmes...that one looks really good.

Donna said...

The Louisa May Alcott Mystery sounds interesting. I'm bummed about the Amazon widget not working as well.

Girl Who Reads

Paula said...

looks like some good books to read :) can't wait to hear your thoughts on them

Anonymous said...

Thank you for pointing out the Amazon problem! I have that too and thought it was caused by me tweaking my blog around the same time it disappeared (which has led to many hours trying to fix this problem). I always enjoy reading about your book selections, so thanks for that too! Rae

Bev Hankins said...

I love Carol Carr's India Black! Hope you did too. Thanks for stopping by!

Teddyree said...

Great list of books you have going. I haven't used the Amazon gadget for a while but I get bummed about all the probs blogger are slow to fix :( Will pop by the fb page!

Have a great week, happy reading and good luck to your daughter getting her moles checked :)

Aths said...

Those are some great books! I hope you have a good week in reading!

RAnn said...

It took me forever to write my Monday Meme post without my Amazon gadget. It was so easy to use, worked beautifully, and NOW IT IS GONE!! Off to your facebook page to express my discontent!

bookmagic said...

Lots of reading for you, great job

Yvonne said...

I'm going to be part of the Dewey blog tour too. The books look great. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

I have a wordpress blog so I've never been able to use the amazon gadget anyway but I would like to be able to so I feel your frustration!

Enjoy your reading this week!

Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

Nise' said...

I never used the gadget, guess I won't miss it. Looks some great books are on your horizon! Enjly.