Whew. It seems the rain has finally moved on. First we had Hurricane Irene, and then this past week the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee. Southeastern Pennsylvania had a great deal of rain, and there was flooding in parts. Thankfully our home was spared any damage. And I was able to enjoy a really fine Virago Modern Classic, Molly Keane’s Two Days in Aragon. Look for my review soon.
This week also brought us the 2011 Booker Prize shortlist. I love following this prize, but the surprise selections — and omissions — were blogged about ad nauseum so I don’t really have much to add. Nevertheless, I’m looking forward to the prize announcement in October, and hope to read the winner in November.
On the blogging front, I made a fun discovery: I now know who makes the most comments on this blog! WordPress rolled out a new feature that shows the most frequent commenters from the past 3 months:
I thought it was a little weird that my own comments top this list, since they are all responses to other comments, but how is WordPress to know that? All of the other names are familiar friends, many are fellow book bloggers, and our book chat is what keeps me going here. Thank you Jackie, Jill, Laurel-Rain, Tui, BIP, Wendy, Rachel, Annie, Wendy, and Jo!
It was almost as much fun to see the list of posts we chatted about the most:
This list was a real trip down memory lane — some of these posts go back quite a while! Sorry I can’t make each post clickable, but I s’pose if you’re interested you can use the search box. I remember that post about the Pulitzer Prize well — and sadly, despite all the encouragement I received, I haven’t read another Pulitzer winner yet. On the other hand, my “Where have all the Men Gone” post generated some excellent reading recommendations, several of which I plan to read before the year is out. And finally, I’m amused once again at how much people can enjoy “interacting” with my cat, Pumpkin!
So thanks to everyone who comments here, even if your name isn’t on the “most frequent” list. Your visits make blogging worthwhile! Have a great week, and enjoy your reading.
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