February 28, 2017 - I've archived and cross-linked four new reviews. Side projects and general despair have eaten into reading time and enjoyment. And I'm still studying for a complete reworking of this site; the more I learn, the less I feel I know, but I hope to "break ground" in March or April.
January 31, 2017 - A grim start to a grim year, with eight new reviews cross-linked and archived.
December 31, 2016 - So long, year, and no thanks for all the rotten fish... I've archived and cross-linked ten book reviews from the blog.
November 30, 2016 - Five new book reviews have been archived and cross-linked. (I've been watching the very foundations of my country, or what I always believed was the very foundations of my country, crumble before my very eyes... hasn't put me in much of a reading mood.)
October 31, 2016 - I've archived and cross-linked twelve more reviews from the blog. Behind the scenes, I'm still working on a site overhaul and update, but I doubt I'll have anything to show for it before early next year.
September 30, 2016 - Twelve new reviews from the blog have been archived and cross-linked.
August 30, 2016 - I've archived and cross-linked eleven reviews from the blog. And work continues, if slowly, on the eventual overhaul and update.
July 31, 2016 - Thirteen more reviews have been archived and cross-linked from the blog.
June 30, 2016 - I archived and cross-linked another eleven book reviews from the blog, including the 1300th review on this site (Bad Unicorn, by Platte F. Clarke, for
anyone keeping track.)
In other news, I'm starting work on a complete site overhaul. The HTML for this thing is sadly out of date, and it's been bugging me. None of this will likely affect Brightdreamer Books until I have the new version ready to publish.
May 31, 2016 - Ten more book reviews from the blog have been archived and cross-linked. I keep hoping to get the time and gumption for a nice site overhaul, but so far it hasn't happened. Maybe this summer...
April 30, 2016 - I cross-linked and archived six new reviews from the blog. It wasn't a great month for reading, unfortunately.
March 31, 2016 - Eleven book reviews have been cross-linked and archived. The year's just flying by...
February 29, 2016 - I've cross-linked and archived ten new reviews from the blog - not bad for a short month.
January 30, 2016 - The first update of 2016 adds nine new reviews, archived and cross-linked from the blog.
December 31, 2015 - Squeaking in under the wire for the month (and the year), I've archived and cross-linked 10 new reviews from the blog.
Incidentally, the Random Recommendation page will be empty until I deal with Amazon's discontinuing of the "Widgets" gadget. (To be honest, this whole site needs to be updated - at least to bring it to HTML 5 compliance - but that's going to take a while as I brush up my knowledge and learn my way around CoffeeCup's editor.)
December 1, 2015 - The holiday season caught me off-guard... Anyway, I got the previous seven book reviews cross-linked and archived.
October 30, 2015 - Three new book reviews have been archived and cross-linked. (I've had trouble just sitting down to read lately; there always seems to be something else to do.) Hopefully next month is more productive....
September 30, 2015 - Another seven reviews from the blog have been archived and cross-linked.
August 30, 2015 - Seven reviews have been archived and cross-linked. I also rotated the Random Recommendations again.
July 31, 2015 - The previous nine reviews from the blog have been archived and crosslinked. Incidentally, if some of the new pages look a bit odd, it's because I've had to switch HTML editors. I'm experimenting with CoffeeCup's editor, and debating another site overhaul - updating to HTML 5 compliance, at the least. More on this, hopefully, next month, time and attention spand pending...
June 30, 2015- I archived and cross-linked the previous seven reviews. The observant may also notice that I've updated my Amazon product links; they're changing their affiliate program, rendering older links potentially obsolete. I took care of their "Must Fix" list, and decided to go ahead and update the rest of them. I think I got them all...
May 31, 2015 - The previous twelve new reviews from the blog have been archived and cross-linked.
April 30, 2015 - I archived the previous nine reviews from the blog.
March 31, 2015 - The previous five new reviews have been archived and cross-linked.
February 28, 2015 - I archived and cross-linked the previous five reviews from the blog, and rotated the Random Recommendations.
January 31, 2015 - The previous six new reviews have been archived and cross-linked.
December 28, 2014 - I archived and cross-linked five new reviews, and rotated the Random Recommendations.
November 30, 2014 - Six reviews have been archived and cross-linked.
October 31, 2014 - The previous six reviews have been cross-linked and archived. I also changed the Random Recommendations.
September 30, 2014 - I archived and cross-linked eight reviews from the blog.
August 30, 2014 - Nine more reviews have been archived and cross-linked, and I changed out the Random Recommendations.
July 31, 2014 - I archived and cross-linked seven new reviews from the blog.
June 30, 2014 - The previous nine reviews are now cross-linked and archived, and I rotated the Random Recommendations again.
May 31, 2014 - 13 new reviews have been archived and cross-linked.
April 29, 2014 - I've archived and cross-linked seven new book reviews, and I rotated the Random Recommendations.
March 31, 2014 - Ten new reviews from the blog are now archived and cross-linked. I'm still working on site overhaul plans, but Real Life keeps interfering.
February 28, 2014 - Nine new reviews have been archived and cross-linked, and the Random Recommendations have been rotated.
January 31, 2014 - The first update of 2014 adds 10 reviews to the site. Hopefully, I can do some much-needed updating and general tidying-up around here this year. (I'm also hopeful that the head crud that's currently making my life miserable lets go some time before spring...)
December 31, 2013 - And, finally, the year ends... 6 new reviews have been cross-linked and archived, and I rotated the Random Recommendations again.
November 30, 2013 - 7 more reviews are now archived and cross-linked. I also added holiday items to the Random Recommendations.
October 29, 2013- I've archived and cross-lined 8 new reviews.
September 29, 2013 - 9 new reviews have been added and cross-linked, and I changed out the Random Recommendations.
August 31, 2013 - The last update of summer adds 6 new reviews.
July 28, 2013 - The year is just flying by, isn't it? 9 new reviews have been archived and cross-linked. The Random Recommendations have been rotated, as well. I'm also starting to review my formatting and proofreading and such, slowly but surely. (With over 1000 pages to go through, it's going to take a while...)
June 29, 2013 - I've archived and cross-linked 14 new reviews, placing me firmly in the four-digit territory. Hooray! (This means I'm way overdue for another round of proofreading and format consistency checking... expect that project to begin as soon as I can find some spare time.)
May 30, 2013 - 6 new reviews are archived and cross-linked, bringing me almost up to 1000 total book reviews. I also rotated the Random Recommendations.
April 28, 2013 - 7 more reviews have been archived and cross-linked.
March 30, 2013 - 6 new reviews have been archived and cross-linked. I also rotated the Random Recommendations.
February 28, 2013 - I archived and cross-linked 8 more reviews.
On the update front, I realized I was far too rusty in a WYSIWYG web editor to contemplate a massive site overhaul yet, so don't expect any major changes soon.
January 30, 2013 - 11 new reviews have been archived and cross-linked.
On an unrelated note, I recently acquired a new website editing program; I'm closing in on my 1000th review, and am contemplating another site overhaul in its honor. (On one hand, the bare-bones look is getting old, and I could do with a little change-up. On the other, I like the fast load time... and updating over 900 pages to a new format won't be fun. We'll see what I decide...)
December 30, 2012 - I archived and cross-linked 8 new reviews, and rotated the Random Recommendations.
November 28, 2012 - 7 new reviews have been added and cross-linked. I also rotated the Random Recommendations.
October 30, 2012- I archived and cross-linked 6 more reviews. With November (or National Novel Writing Month) and the holidays breathing down my neck, not to mention other projects that still need my attention, I don't expect my review rates to return to "normal" before the new year.
September 29, 2012 - 6 new reviews are now archived and cross-linked. (I've been working on some side projects which have eaten into my reading time.)
August 28, 2012 - I've archived and cross-linked 14 new reviews. I also rotated the Random Recommendations.
July 29, 2012 - 8 new reviews are now archived and cross-linked, and I changed the Random Recommendations.
June 30, 2012 - The previous 10 reviews are now cross-linked and archived.
May 29, 2012 - I've archived and cross-linked 11 new reviews.
April 28, 2012 - 11 new reviews are archived and cross-linked, and the Random Recommendations have been rotated.
March 27, 2012 - I have archived and cross-linked 13 new reviews. I also rotated the Random Recommendations page.
February 27, 2012 - 13 new reviews have been archived and cross-linked.
I also (finally) got back into proofreading; the M, N, and O reviews should be cleaner.
In other news, I'm hoping to get my hands on a new computer sometime in the month of March; there may be an update disruption while I break in the new machine.
January 31, 2012 - I've archived and cross-linked twelve more reviews.
December 31, 2011 - Nine more reviews have been added. I managed to proofread the L reviews. I also rotated the Random Recommendations page. And, with that, I say a heartfelt goodbye to 2011. Happy new year!
November 29, 2011 - I've archived and cross-linked 22 new reviews, including the final 15 individual Animorphs reviews.
(Expect the new-review numbers to drop to more reasonable levels in the future.)
I rotated the Random Recommendations page, while I was updating.
October 29, 2011 - One last big update before NaNoWriMo and holiday projects devour my free time...
38 new reviews have been archived, including 25 more Animorphs reviews.
Proofreading continues in fits and starts; I'm getting to it between books. I've dealt with the J and K reviews, at least.
October 2, 2011 - I've been on a book binge lateley; between Project Animorph, my new Kindle, NaNoWriMo in November, and holiday projects breathing down my proverbial
neck, I suppose I've been trying to squeeze as much reading in as possible while I can.
I've archived and cross-linked 17 new reviews, including 12 more full Animorphs book reviews. On the proofreading front, I've hit the G - I and the S and T reviews.
I also rotated the Random Recommendations to a more seasonal theme.
September 16, 2011 - Thirteen more reviews have been archived, including six full reviews in the 58-book Animorphs series
(previously covered in a single mass review.)
I'm also going through my existing reviews to clean up spelling and grammar issues and other nitpicky problems that have been bugging me.
(I doubt I'll find them all; I'm still convinced this computer adds them when I turn my back on it.) So far, I've hit the A - F and V - Z reviews.
I've also moved older updates to the Update Archives, to reduce clutter.
August 13, 2011 - Another lull between updates... it's been a bad summer for reading. I've archived seven new reviews and rotated the Random Recommendations feature.
June 5, 2011 - Six more book reviews have been archived. I also made a slight alteration in the background color of the site, hopefully as a prelude to more upgrades.
May 3, 2011 - A long gap between updates, but family issues made reading a low priority for a while. Anyway, I have seven new book reviews archived and a new featured theme in Random Recommendations. Enjoy!
March 12, 2011 - I archived and cross-linked five more book reviews and rotated the Random Recommendations.
February 15, 2011 - Six new reviews have been archived. I've also added a sidebar feature to the blog, Currently Reading, where I'll be providing a progress report on books I'm actively reading.
January 9, 2011 - Not much of an update considering the long absence, unfortunately. The holidays ate my free time, and I'm still getting back in the reading groove. Anyway, I archived five new reviews and switched the Random Recommendations. Hopefully, February will be a more productive update...
October 26, 2010 - I archived eight new book reviews, which finally puts me over 700 reviews on this site.
September 27, 2010 - Eight more reviews archived. (I had hoped to top 700 reviews for the one-year anniversary of the redesigned site, but I couldn't quite pull it off.) I also rotated the Random Recommendations to reflect the autumn season.
August 17, 2010 - Six more reviews have been archived. With the M, N, and O reviews done, I finally finished the cross-linking project. (Hooray!) I decided to tweak my ratings system, adding a half-star (+) for those books that seem to teeter on the edge between one rating and another. Accordingly, some existing reviews have been tweaked to accommodate the newer, more flexible ratings options. Speaking of tweaks, I added a new feature. Now, in addition to the master list of reviews, you can browse a genre list, which sorts books by subject. Check it out here. (Some books appear in more than one category.) In the process, I tried to make my genre categorization a little more uniform, and I fixed more minor yet irritating errors.
July 21, 2010 - I archived seven more book reviews, and rotated Random Recommendations. The K, L, R, and P reviews are now cross-linked; only three more letters to go... I also finished reformatting existing links, and fixed some other annoying little errors that had been bugging me.
June 22, 2010 - Seven more reviews archived, and more entries (the I, J, and S reviews) cross-linked. I'm also slowly altering the way the cross-links show up, to make them easier to read. And, in case you didn't notice, I installed a free hit counter from Boingdragon.com on the main page.
May 24, 2010 - Five new reviews archived. I rotated the Random Recommendations, as well. Also, the H reviews are now cross-linked. (I had hoped to have more of that done, but real life has been disturbingly distracting lately.)
April 24, 2010 - More reviews archived. The observant may note a few reviews labeled "NEW!" which never appeared on the new review blog.
As I work on cross-linking titles, once in a while I notice that a book review did not survive the upheaval of last September's site overhaul. So, I've been adding
them back in as I run across them; I tend to discover the error when I want to cross-linked a title and realize that the title isn't here to cross-link.
I labeled these reviews NEW! because, although they aren't technically new reviews, they're new to this version of the site.
In other news, I did a little navigation tweaking, more Amazon links are up across the board, and entries in D - G and T - Z on the book list have been cross-linked. (I find tedious tasks easier to accomplish if I tackle them from both ends.)
April 12, 2010 - Another long lull between updates, but this time I have a reasonable excuse. I've started cross-referencing books, directing visitors to other
things on this site that they might enjoy. This is still, understandably, a work in progress; so far, I have all titles in the A through C sections done. (Where I don't
have recommendations, I couldn't think of another title to recommend - odds are, I'll be adding something there eventually.) I'm also adding more
Amazon links while I'm at it, even on books I normally wouldn't link to (the Okay-and-under rated books.)
Please be patient as I finish up and fine-tune the system...
Oh, I also rotated the Random Recommendations, cleaned up yet more minor errors, and archived more book reviews from the Brightdreamer Book Reviews blog. Look for the bright red "NEW" tag on the book list... Enjoy!
February 28, 2010 - My, it's been a while, hasn't it? I have a few more book reviews to show for it, at least. I also cleaned up more errors, and threw in more Amazon links for visual interest. The Random Recommendations page has a new feature, as well. Hopefully, I'll get this place cleaned up and pretty to look at this year.
October 24, 2009 - New book reviews have been archived, and various errors have been fixed with existing reviews. And I added a few more Amazon links, just to keep myself busy.
September 8, 2009 - Well, I finally overhauled Brightdreamer Books. I'm still getting used to using CSS and other behind-the-scenes improvements... Anyway, feel
free to e-mail me or sign the Dreambook to let me know what you think of the place.
In other news, I added two new book reviews. Also, while I was transferring to the new program and format, I went through and tweaked many of my existing reviews, fixing grammar and spelling errors and generally clarifying things. I'm still rebuilding my Amazon links... bear with me while the dust settles...
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