This is going to be a fairly short Salon for me today, it’s cold, there is too much snow on the ground and that makes me want to curl up under massive amounts of blankets and not come out until Spring. Is it too much to wish that this will be the most snow that will fall this Winter? Well, considering I live in Nova Scotia and the Earth hasn’t somehow magically gone off it’s axis – yes it is too much!
To avoid the reality of that yucky white stuff that I hate so much, I intended to bury myself in my library books today – 9pm and so far, so good. My pile for today looks something like this:
- The Declaration by Gemma Malley – Living forever and illegal surplus children – Great so far.
- Evernight by Claudia Gray – Vampire boarding school – Awesome!!
- A Fine And Private Place by Peter S. Beagle – Author of The Last Unicorn - ‘nuff said.
- The Bone Key by Sarah Monette – Spooky stories about a museum archivist – great atmosphere.
- First Person Plural by Andrew Beierle – way too much twin-masturbation – hope it gets better.
Something that has been driving me mad lately, is the extreme slowness or outright halting of the loading within Google Reader. I have tried every fix that’s been mentioned in the Help group – deleting cache, updating software, cleaning up trash files, trying different browsers – nothing helps! Every other site works fine for me, the only ones I have trouble with are Google Reader and iGoogle (but I’m not a fan of start-up pages anyway) however with Google Reader not loading I am losing my mind – I can click on a feed and go make a four course meal or build a tree house before the page decides to load or times out!
So, is this a bug that is being worked out, or perhaps it’s a bug that is being overlooked as more attention is being paid to the new Google Chrome browser? I have no idea, but I do know that I’m looking for a new reader. Any suggestions? What works well for everyone else? I’m not looking for anything outstanding, just a basic reader with much the same feel to it as Google Reader (without the slowness of course) :)
Happy Sunday Everyone!
Happy Thanksgiving Weekend to everyone in the USA!
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