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New Format and Location for thie Blog--starting Thursday 4/16

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Hi All,

 

I just want to inform you that starting on Thursday, we're going to use a new format for this blog.  My blog will be part of a larger blogging forum--called Unabashedly Bookish--at B&N.

 

I will be posting every Thursday--and you'll be able to find the Unabashedly Bookish forum just above the Community Board on the homepage.  I hope to see you there.  Meet me every Thursday!

 

Ilana

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Re: New Format and Location for thie Blog--starting Thursday 4/16

Cool.  As long as you keep tossing those posts out there for us to mull over - I might not have many responses but you always give me plenty to think over :smileyhappy:


IlanaSimons wrote:
 

Hi All,

 

I just want to inform you that starting on Thursday, we're going to use a new format for this blog.  My blog will be part of a larger blogging forum--called Unabashedly Bookish--at B&N.

 

I will be posting every Thursday--and you'll be able to find the Unabashedly Bookish forum just above the Community Board on the homepage.  I hope to see you there.  Meet me every Thursday!

 

Ilana

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Re: New Format and Location for thie Blog--starting Thursday 4/16

Thank you so much.
pedsphleb wrote:

Cool.  As long as you keep tossing those posts out there for us to mull over - I might not have many responses but you always give me plenty to think over :smileyhappy:


 




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Re: New Format and Location for thie Blog--starting Thursday 4/16

Good to know - thank you!
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Re: New Format and Location for thie Blog--starting Thursday 4/16

Hi - So does this mean "Life and Literature" is now defunct
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Hi - So does this mean "Life and Literature" is now defunct

 

After a week or two, this board will be taken down.  Literature & Life will appear every Thursday as a blog on "Unabashedly Bookish."



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Re: New Format and Location for thie Blog--starting Thursday 4/16

Sorry to hear thatI've enjoyed "Life and Literature" for the past few years, mostly as a "lurker."  Thanks so much for being a truly original thinker and a great moderatorSee you on "that other" blog.
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saltydog wrote:
Sorry to hear thatI've enjoyed "Life and Literature" for the past few years, mostly as a "lurker."  Thanks so much for being a truly original thinker and a great moderatorSee you on "that other" blog.

 

Hey--thanks so much

That's deeply appreciated.




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Re: New Format and Location for thie Blog--starting Thursday 4/16

Ilana,

 

I'm sorry to hear this.  Will the posts in this forum be archived or lost?  I hope B&N is going to archive them - I still go back and read the weeks before I ever participated.

 

Literature and Life, thanks to you, has been both brilliant and unique.

 

With love,

 

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Re: New Format and Location for thie Blog--starting Thursday 4/16

Ditto.  I like re-reading the old posts too and have been trying to print them out in case they're lost.  The old format was one of the best things on the site and I'm sorry to see it go.

 

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tgem wrote:

Ilana,

 

I'm sorry to hear this.  Will the posts in this forum be archived or lost?  I hope B&N is going to archive them - I still go back and read the weeks before I ever participated.

 

Literature and Life, thanks to you, has been both brilliant and unique.

 

With love,

 

tgem


 

Wow.  Thanks so much.  I think the board will be taken down in about a week.  But I so much appreciate this note.



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Ditto.  I like re-reading the old posts too and have been trying to print them out in case they're lost.  The old format was one of the best things on the site and I'm sorry to see it go.

 


 

Major thanks.  I often read peoples' work and get a lot out of it but don't spend the energy to tell them.  so huge thanks for this gift.



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I really regret the loss of this board, and you disappearing from individual view into the fog of the blog.

 

Not a good thing, IMO.  I'll miss you here. 

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Re: New Format and Location for thie Blog--starting Thursday 4/16

I agree with Everyman. Not a good thing. (Agreeing with Everyman is a good thing. Your disappearance into the fog of the blog isn't.)

Everyman wrote:

I really regret the loss of this board, and you disappearing from individual view into the fog of the blog.

 

Not a good thing, IMO.  I'll miss you here. 


 

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Your disappearance into the fog of the blog isn't [a good thing].

 

Agreed.

 

Pepper


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I agree with Everyman. Not a good thing. (Agreeing with Everyman is a good thing. Your disappearance into the fog of the blog isn't.)

Everyman wrote:

I really regret the loss of this board, and you disappearing from individual view into the fog of the blog.

 

Not a good thing, IMO.  I'll miss you here. 



 

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Re: New Format and Location for thie Blog--starting Thursday 4/16

Just logging in now.  Everyman, SunltCloud, and Peppermill, thank you so much.  I'll be posting every Thursday morning in the new location.

 

http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/Unabashedly-Bookish/bg-p/UnabashedlyBookish/label-name/litera...




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