Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Wednesday Reads and Undeliverable Comments

I’ve noticed recently that almost every blog I comment on, my comments are undeliverable (at least I’m getting a Mailer Daemon for them). Guess it’s that aol account I have. Thing is, that account is tied to my blog, so I’m not about to change it. Does anyone else have this problem? Did you find a solution (short of changing e-mail accounts)? If so, please share.

Here’s what I read this week:

Oct 7: “Brighter Than the Sun” by Darynda Jones, #8.5 in the Charley Davidson series, an urban fantasy at 106 pages. Blurb from Goodreads: All his life, Reyes Alexander Farrow has suffered the torments of the damned. Only one thing has given him hope: the woman who radiates a light that no mortals can see; a light that only the departed can see... Told from his point of view, BRIGHTER THAN THE SUN chronicles the first time Reyes ever encountered Charley, and how their relationship has been the one thing that can either save him or doom him. Even though it doesn’t have the humor the rest of the series has (since those are told from Charley’s point of view and she’s a hoot), I love reading Reyes’ point of view. This one is a darker story, but still, it’s Reyes! I do love him so (even though he is the son of Satan) and I zipped right through this prequel novella. I just hope it eventually comes out in print so I can add it to my collection. I love this series!

Yes, my reading has slowed a little. Probably because I’m so close to the end of my novella. Yay! I’m hoping to get that thing finished this week. I have, like, maybe two more scenes to write. And then I have to hope I didn’t write garbage. Because sometimes I wonder…

TV watching update: Quit watching “The Grinder” and getting really close to quitting “Quantico,” too (that show is a confusing mess, but hubby wants to give it one more try). However, I finally watched the first three episodes of “Rosewood” and I’m enjoying that one.

So… Is it getting cooler where you live? Does that make you happy or sad? Last year it made me sad. This year it’s not bothering me too much. Yet. Then again, it hasn’t gotten really cold. Yet. J

Happy Reading!



JeffO said...

I haven't had a problem leaving comments, but one thing I noticed--and this is going back a ways--is that when some people comment on my blog, I don't get an e-mail notification (you are one of these people). I don't know if it's related to their account or my own, but I get notifications on some but not others.

Definitely getting cooler here. Twice in the last two weeks I've found a thin layer of ice on my car windshield when I got up, though this morning it's nearly 50 outside. I don't mind cool weather, but I DO mind burning heating oil!

B.E. Sanderson said...

What JeffO said - I don't get an email notification for your comments either. They're there if I refresh my dashboard, but I don't remember to do that often, so sometimes your comments don't get approved until late in the day or the next day.

The furnace kicked on this morning, but we don't have any frost yet. The news stations have been taunting us with predictions of it, though. I love this weather - especially after the hot summer - and then Winter comes, and I look forward to Spring. =o)

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jeff - Woke up to 44 degrees this morning. Made for a cold walk. Brrr... I get the Mailer Daemon when I comment on your blog, so I know you're not getting notified. Heck, I get the Mailer Daemon when I comment on my OWN blog! I'm thinking it has to do with AOL accounts.

Beth - We turned on the heat a couple of weeks ago, but I don't think it's kicked on recently. I'm sure that will change soon. I also get the Mailer Daemon when I post on your blog. Frustrating!

The Happy Whisk said...

I get those emails only from two blogs. That's it.

Cold here today, but I don't mind.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Ivy - Okay, so it's not just me! Good to know.

Maria Zannini said...

What Jeff said. No notifications from you when you leave a comment at my place.

It's still hot by us. Been hitting the 90s lately, but I hope it cools off soon. At least the nights are comfortable.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Maria - Still hot, huh? I'll be in Austin this weekend. Guess I better be prepared for anything! :)

Jennette Marie Powell said...

I get email when you comment on my blog, but then mine is a self-hosted Wordpress site. Sometimes I have trouble commenting on Blogger blogs - no matter how I sign in, my comments disappear. Glad yours isn't one of those!

I like the cooler weather right now, but probably won't for long!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jennette - I don't have any problem with Wordpress sites. Just Blogger. You'd think since my blog is with Blogger it would be the other way around! :)