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May Wrap-Up: Commenters and Search Terms

June 3, 2009

Holy cow, May just kind of zipped past, didn’t it? How is it June already?


Many thanks to this month’s commenters!

– Aerin from In Search of Giants
– Alaine from Queen of Happy Endings
– Alyce from At Home With Books
– Amanda from Life and Times of a New New Yorker
– Amanda from Urban Bachelorette
– Amy from My Friend Amy
– Anna from Diary of an Eccentric
– April from These Words
– Bart from Bart’s Bookshelf
– Belle from Ms. Bookish
– bookworm from The Bookworm
– Care from Care’s Online Book Club
– Carolyn from The Thrillionth Page
– Carrie K from My Middle Name is Patience
– Cathy from Kittling: Books
– CB James from Ready When you Are, CB
– chartroose from Bloody Hell, It’s a Book Barrage!
– Christina from Reading Through the Night
– Corinne from The Book Nest
– Darla D from Books and Other Thoughts
– Darlene from Peeking Between the Pages
– Debbie Nance from ReaderBuzz
– Desert Rose from Desert Rose Booklogue
Devourer of Books
– EL Fay from This Book and I Could Be Friends
– Elizabeth from As Usual, I Need More Bookshelves
– Frances from Nonsuch Book
– gautami tripathy from Everything Distils into Reading
– Gavin from Page247
– Jeanne from Necromancy Never Pays
– Jen from Multi-Genre Fan
– Jessi from Casual Dread
– Joanne from Book Zombie
– Julie from On the Curve
– Kailana from The Written World
– Kara from World According to Books
– Kathy from Bermudaonion’s Weblog
– Katrina from Katrina’s Reads
– Keith from Hear Be Books
– Kelly from Yannabe
– Kim from Sophisticated Dorkiness
– Ladytink_534 from The Movieholic & Bibliophile’s Blog
– Lenore from Presenting Lenore
– Lightheaded from Everyday Reads
– Lisa from Books Lists Life
– lisamm from Books on the Brain
– Literate Housewife from The Literate Housewife Review
– litlove from Tales from the Reading Room
– Matthew from A Guy’s Moleskine Notebook
– Mee from Books of Mee
– Meghan from Medieval Bookworm
– Memory from Stella Matutina
– Molly from My Cozy Book Nook
– Nicole from Linus’s Blanket
– Nymeth from Things Mean a Lot
– Peta from The Bookling
– Serena from Savvy Verse & Wit
– Shannon C. from Flight Into Fantasy
– Shanra from Libri Touches
– softdrink from Fizzy Thoughts
– Susan from Black Eyed Susan
– Susan from Bloggin’ ’bout Books
– Teresa from Shelf Love
– Valerie from Life is a Patchwork Quilt
– Wendy from Caribousmom

Plus: edifanob, Kirsten, liz (aka Conan), trapunto, Violets, Dirty Martini, jay, lbligh

Search Terms

is “so yesterday” part of peeps westerfeld
Nope! Peeps does have a sequel called The Last Days, but it’s my least favorite of all of the Westerfeld I’ve read, whereas Peeps is my most favorite. So Yesterday uses the same font for its title, but it is otherwise unrelated.

can lightning come through cable tv
Ohhhh, buddy, can it ever. Allow my story of how lightning and TV don’t mix to serve as a cautionary tale, and pony up the $50 to buy the fancy-pants surge protector with the jack for your cable.

should i get absolute sandman or individual
If you can afford it, absolutely get the Absolute versions. They’re big, shiny, recolored, and simply gorgeous. Plus they’ve got bonus features at the back.

wrapping booksss to mail
I use bubble wrap, brown mailing paper, and plenty of tape, my preciousssss.

ayla syndrome
Ahh, yes, the Ayla Syndrome. Named for the main character of the Earth’s Children books by Jean Auel, you run across it occasionally in historical fiction, where a seemingly innocuous character plays a part in every major historical event of their times. Because, as you will know if you’ve read the books, Ayla invents domestication of wild animals, the spear thrower, the travois, burial with flowers, the needle, modern medicine, religious tolerance, and some other things I’m probably forgetting. Oh, except lengthy and embarassingly-written sex scenes. I’m pretty sure Jondalar invented those.

which book by garth nix do you not live
Erm… all of them? And thank goodness, given the amount of demons and horrible things and travelling into death itself that happens in the Abhorsen trilogy.

standards of behaviour in salon
Don’t laugh out loud at other people’s terrible haircuts and remember to tip your stylist.

happy brains
I find that plenty of sleep, a steady supply of good books, laughter, and tea, and the occasional influx of chocolate-covered strawberries works for me. Your mileage may vary.

fyre-fly lighter
Why yes, I have been working out, thank you for noticing.

hallowed one is who in TBR?
“Tell me friend, have you found Jesus?”
“Yup! He was hiding behind my bookshelf this whole time.”

…..And that’ll do me for this month, folks. Thanks again for stopping by, however you got here, and I’ll see you all in June!

***PSST! If you haven’t yet signed up for The 4 Rs Challenge, now’s the time! Head on over and join the fun!***

14 Comments leave one →
  1. June 3, 2009 6:59 am

    how cool! i’ve never seen a blogger list all of his/her commentors for the month–clever idea! as for search terms…i love the ways people find my blog too…some of the search terms are a bit scary and i wonder about the people who share the planet with me. lol.

  2. June 3, 2009 8:40 am

    Nat – Well, I don’t have a blogroll, so the monthly list is my way of showing my appreciation for the folks who make blogging so much fun.

  3. June 3, 2009 8:42 am

    I love reading other people’s search terms. Mine aren’t quite that crazy.

  4. June 3, 2009 8:46 am

    OMG, this is so funny! I love your search terms responses.

  5. June 3, 2009 8:58 am

    bermudaonion – The majority of mine are boring, but there’s always a few…

    CJ – Good to know I’m amusing someone other than myself. :)

  6. June 3, 2009 9:33 am

    I cannot believe it is june already…when I write the date, I keep putting 05/02/09 or something ridiculous…lol

  7. June 3, 2009 11:06 am

    I have the most unexciting search terms compared to yours. Trying not to be jealous over here. I guess I need to have posts that are more racy or something. ;)

  8. June 3, 2009 3:52 pm

    I love these posts!! I like your Jesus hiding in your bookshelf. What titles do you think he was looking at?

  9. edifanob permalink
    June 3, 2009 5:46 pm

    Never saw a post like this before on a blog. I really like it and not only because you mentioned me :>)

  10. June 4, 2009 3:00 pm

    Serena – Me too, don’t worry!

    Alyce – I actually got several more searches for “gargoyles porn” after my February wrap-up… which I’m probably now making worse by mentioning it again. :)

    Care – If I’m feeling optimistic, I’d like to think he’d be thumbing through Ain’t Nobody’s Business if You Do: The Absurdity of Consensual Crimes in a Free Society. I’d bet he’d also get a kick out of Lamb.

    edifanob – Well, I’m glad that you’re here, so everyone wins. :)

  11. June 5, 2009 4:40 pm

    I have Jean Auel’s first book from that series on my tbr but it scares the crap out of me. Some people have told me life will be spiritually changed after reading it, others have said it’s worth reading because of historical value and yet some have mentioned that it is epically disturbing – umm okay (o.O)

    Love the search terms, especially the hallowed one!

  12. June 8, 2009 4:39 am

    I have always enjoyed reading about search terms for blogs.Wordpress finds these for you, right? How do you find out search terms if you aren’t on WordPress? I think someone told me once before, but I didn’t write it down. :)

  13. June 8, 2009 10:57 am

    Joanne – I’d say I’d be with the middle people. It’s not the best book ever, but the first one for sure is really good (especially once you get adept at skimming the paragraphs of description of the herds of aurochs bounding over the tundra, or whatever), and has kind of reached the point where it’s worth reading just because it’s become somewhat of a cultural touchstone by now. I don’t know how squeamish you are about your reading (I think not very?), but I wouldn’t classify it as epically disturbing at all… there’s only one scene that I can remember that would even vaguely ping my disturbing-o-meter. The extremely (and hilariously) graphic sex scenes that some people might find disturbing don’t start until the second book.

    Rebecca – Yup, WordPress pulls our search terms for us. I don’t know if Blogspot will let you use it, but Google Analytics is the one software package that I know of that will track things like that on other blogs.

  14. June 9, 2009 2:34 am

    So I guess Forest Gump had ayla syndrome? Very interesting! Haven’t read the series, but I do have it in my basement.

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