Wednesday, December 19, 2007

My Early Christmas Present

PhotobucketMy baby girl came home from Rome last night! WOOT! On one hand it seemed like she was gone forever, but on the other hand, these past 4 months have flown by in a blink. In case you don't remember, she spent this last semester studying in Italy and attending Pontifica University in Vatican City. Needless to say, the field trips outside the classroom, particularly for her art history class, were amazing. As part of the different classes, they were taken through parts of the Vatican that most of us weren't even aware existed. However, we stopped to eat at Damon's on the way home from the airport last night- she got a big juicy burger and fries- and she said it's going to be a long time before she wants to see pasta again!

I haven't been updating this blog much lately. For one, I've been so damn busy. And for two, it just hasn't been easy to keep track of new and upcoming releases now that the labels on the right have become so numerous. So here's a sneak peek at what I've been up to. Building the index is a slow tedious process. But once I'm done, it will make searching for each author's releases MUCH easier. Then, I can get rid of the author labels here and instead will then have room for a "Flavor" (genre) label.

I've said before that this blog is designed to be useful to ME. But if anyone else finds they like it too, that just makes it more fun.

Later on, if Syb gets those nasty server issues resolved over on TGTBTU, I will start on an index for that site, too. Of course, unless I draft some other duckies, THAT index could take YEARS to complete.


Marg said...

I use my index, which has a similar format to yours all the time! Don't know if anyone else does, but I find it really useful!

QB said...

Hi Marg! I really like what you've done with your index. I will probably break mine up into smaller posts when I'm done building it too. This has been a project I've been meaning to do for a while now, but never got around to. But my Constant Cravings list is in dire need of updating and it's too cumbersome to do with that long list of labels (thus the Amazon sort link in the index). So, in the long run, I think the index will save me a lot of time.

LissaNY said...

Glad to hear she made it home safe. Hope we get to see her while we are in Ohio and hear some good stories. And just so you know...Hitchcock is packed in the van awaiting departure. I didn't forget you!

QB said...

YEAH, Hitchcock's comin' home!

And yes, you WILL be seeing her since the whole clan will be here Christmas afternoon.

Madame Butterfly said...

What a lot of work, but I'm glad you're doing it. I happen to love your reviews and have been using them to find new authors for me. This makes it really easy for me to find them.

I'm glad your daughter made it home safe. What a fun and exciting thing to do, go overseas to study. It's very enriching. Happy Holidays!

QB said...

Aw, shucks, MB, thanks.