New posts on my blogs and searchable book reviews!

Hello dear LJ friends!

I'm afraid I've been terribly unfaithful to LJ. See, I went to search for a book review on here. I knew I'd reviewed it, but I couldn't find my review. In a haze of disloyalty, I imported all of my book reviews from here into my Wordpress blog - it's got a category BR in the right hand column where you can find all my old book reviews in order, and you can use the search box in the right hand column to search for any book title or author and actually find them. The archive goes back to 2005!

I didn't delete them from here, but it just seemed like the right thing to do.

In other news, I've recently posted ...

Be careful! Decimated (there are a fair few comments on here!)
Marinade or marinate? (surprised me!)
Small business chat with Pat who makes gifts
Small business chat update with Tammy the editor
Ten Lessons I Learned When Writing my Book - what happened when I switched to the writer side from the editor side?

Book reviews:
Wessex Tales and Hands Up
Frances Partridge and Three Letters from the Andes
Two by Barbara Pym

And I've updated my index of small business interviews to celebrate doing my SEVENTY-FIFTH interview and to make it simpler to navigate.


Update on the blogs etc.

Oh dear, I have been very lax with my LJ. In fact I feel I should import all my book reviews into my Wordpress account, as I have just found it impossible to search for a particular book again in here. Not to delete from here, but just to make them searchable!

So, I have been updating word, business and small business posts on here: www.libroediting.com/blog/ and there are lots of new book reviews and book confessions here: www.librofulltime.wordpress.com including a page with info and all the worldwide Amazon links for my new book about being self-employed.

Off to try to just pick one category to import now ...

Wish me luck!

More blog posts (lots of reading!)

Hi all, hope you're well. I've come through a difficult start to the year and had a lovely holiday with Matthew in Paignton which has restored us mentally and physically.  Here's what I've been up to on my blogs ...

Book reviews!

round up on the Month of Re-Reading http://librofulltime.wordpress.com/2013/02/08/book-reviews-39/
comfort reading amongst others http://librofulltime.wordpress.com/2013/02/10/book-reviews-40/
two lends, a LibraryThing review copy and a re-read http://librofulltime.wordpress.com/2013/02/15/book-reviews-41/
three I was ambivalent about http://librofulltime.wordpress.com/2013/02/25/book-reviews-42/
three of us read this one http://librofulltime.wordpress.com/2013/02/28/book-review-capital/
state of the TBR for March http://librofulltime.wordpress.com/2013/03/01/state-of-the-tbr-march-2013/
all by authors I've read before http://librofulltime.wordpress.com/2013/03/07/book-reviews-43/
more holiday reads and some acquisitions http://librofulltime.wordpress.com/2013/03/10/book-reviews-44/

Other book stuff:

progress on the new book I'm writing http://librofulltime.wordpress.com/2013/02/14/book-progress/
and its companion piece, on being edited http://libroediting.com/2013/02/13/on-being-edited/
not fishing for compliments but worrying about my stats http://librofulltime.wordpress.com/2013/02/10/on-not-fishing-for-compliments/

Small business interviews and updates

steampunk rapper Paul Alborough http://libroediting.com/2013/02/23/paul-alborough/
Zumba lady Mel Carpenter http://libroediting.com/2013/02/16/mel-carpenter/
update for Charles Davis http://libroediting.com/2013/02/09/update-charles-davis/
update for Liz Light http://libroediting.com/2013/02/16/update-liz-light/
update for Dick Margulis http://libroediting.com/2013/03/02/update-dick-margulis/
update for Al Hunter http://libroediting.com/2013/03/09/update-al-hunter/

Word tips

adding page numbers to a document (1) http://libroediting.com/2013/02/27/how-to-add-page-numbers-to-a-word-document-1/
adding page numbers to a document (2) http://libroediting.com/2013/03/06/how-to-add-page-numbers-to-a-word-document-2/

Troublesome Pairs

pacific or specific http://libroediting.com/2013/02/11/pacific-or-specific/
bated or baited http://libroediting.com/2013/02/18/bated-or-baited/

Update on blog posts (2)

In case LJ thought I was a spammer with too many links ...

The Libro Full Time / Book Review blog:
http://librofulltime.wordpress.com/2012/12/31/top-12-books-for-2012/ - top 12 for 2012

Progress in the Month of Re-Reading:
http://librofulltime.wordpress.com/2013/01/01/a-month-of-re-reading-in-january-my-selection/ - but did I read them all in the end?
http://librofulltime.wordpress.com/2013/01/04/book-reviews-36/ two old friends
http://librofulltime.wordpress.com/2013/01/08/book-reviews-33/ George Eliot and a mistake
http://librofulltime.wordpress.com/2013/01/13/book-reviews-37/ LibraryThing review book and Hardy
http://librofulltime.wordpress.com/2013/01/25/book-reviews-38/ kids' lit, Heyer and non-fic

Scary state of the TBR:
http://librofulltime.wordpress.com/2013/02/02/state-of-the-tbr-february-2013/ in February

Do share, comment and like as much as you can - I like to have some back and forth on these posts!! See my slightly older post here for what's been going on on the Libro blog ..

Update on blog posts

Oh my goodness - I haven't posted on here in aaaaages!

Here are some highlights from my blogs ...

The Libroediting blog:

Word etc hints:
http://libroediting.com/2013/01/23/how-to-highlight-text/ How to highlight text in a Word document (and a bit of a rant)
http://libroediting.com/2013/01/09/freezing-rows-and-columns-in-excel/ freezing rows and columns in Excel

Small biz interviews:
http://libroediting.com/2013/02/02/shelly-terry/ Shelly makes lovely cards
http://libroediting.com/2013/01/26/update-alison-perry/ Update on Alison from Purpledognet
http://libroediting.com/2013/01/19/update-bob-fowke/ Update on Bob from YouCaxton
http://libroediting.com/2013/01/12/victoria-burt/ Victoria and her bags
http://libroediting.com/2013/01/05/leigh-ann-arundel/ Leigh-Ann and her jewellery

Troublesome pairs:
http://libroediting.com/2013/01/11/zeros-or-zeroes/ zeros or zeroes?

Hope you enjoy - and do comment on the posts if you do or have something to say!

Catching up on the blog posts

Hello everyone, how are you all? I do read your entries on here. I've had a more busy week at work this week, which is great except I feel a bit guilty because Matthew has had time off work and I've been busy busy busy!

Anyway, let's catch you up on what's been going on in Liz / Libro land ... Oh, but when I go to turn these into links it won't let me, so I hope it works, or you may have to copy and paste - sorry!

Book reviews:
Some reads and a DNF: http://librofulltime.wordpress.com/2012/11/13/book-reviews-30/
Two Viragoes and another DNF: http://librofulltime.wordpress.com/2012/11/27/book-reviews-31/
State of the TBR:
State of the TBR for December http://librofulltime.wordpress.com/2012/12/02/state-of-the-tbr-december-2012/
Business stuff:
News on my anti-cholesterol e-book including a nice comment from a heart charity http://librofulltime.wordpress.com/2012/11/19/e-book-news/
Passive income - what it is and how I'm getting it http://librofulltime.wordpress.com/2012/11/30/passive-income/

Troublesome Pairs:
Homonym, homophone or homograph? http://libroediting.com/2012/11/26/homophone-or-homonyn/
Annex or annexe? http://libroediting.com/2012/11/23/annex-or-annexe/
Invite or invitation? http://libroediting.com/2012/11/16/invite-or-invitation/
Ocular or oscular? http://libroediting.com/2012/11/12/ocular-or-oscular/
Word tips:
Bullet points - both how to set up and customise them http://libroediting.com/2012/11/21/bullet-points/ and how to do the grammar and punctuation http://libroediting.com/2012/11/28/bullet-points-grammar-and-punctuation/
Small business interviews:
Nicole Adams, our first Antipodean! http://libroediting.com/2012/11/24/nicole-adams/
... and updates:
Zoe Austin (this was a lovely one) http://libroediting.com/2012/12/01/update-zoe-austin/
Sharon's doing well http://libroediting.com/2012/11/17/updates-sharon-hawkins/


Blog roundup

Crikey! Looks like I haven't done one of these for a month - how remiss of me! Here's what's been going on in Libro, self-employment and reading land for the past month ...

On the Libro blog:

Troublesome pairs: ocular or oscular http://libroediting.com/2012/11/12/ocular-or-oscular/  waist or waste http://libroediting.com/2012/10/26/waste-or-waist/ 
Word tips: Changing the language in Word comment boxes http://libroediting.com/2012/11/07/comment-boxes-language/  the line space button http://libroediting.com/2012/10/24/line-space-button-to-write/  customising comment boxes http://libroediting.com/2012/10/19/customising-comment-boxes-in-word/  and working with Track Changes http://libroediting.com/2012/10/10/track-changes-3/ 
Other posts: On academic writing http://libroediting.com/2012/10/31/keeping-it-formal-your-academic-writing/ 
Small business chats: a proofreader http://libroediting.com/2012/11/10/lindsay-mcloughlin/
Small business updates: Jules Thomas http://libroediting.com/2012/11/03/updates-jules-white-jules-thomas/ and Maxine Johnston http://libroediting.com/2012/10/27/updates-maxine-johnston/ are both doing well, as are Nathan and Andy http://libroediting.com/2012/10/13/updates-andy-warner-simpson-nathan-littleton/ Helen McPherson and Simon Forder have had some challenges http://libroediting.com/2012/10/20/updates-helen-mcpherson-and-simon-forder/ 

On the Libro Full Time blog

Book reviews: http://librofulltime.wordpress.com/2012/10/07/book-reviews-28/
A series on what the well-dressed (or not) homeworker is wearing, which got some great comments: http://librofulltime.wordpress.com/category/clothing/
A post on Being Slummocky http://librofulltime.wordpress.com/2012/10/12/on-getting-slummocky/

Blog roundup

Hello everyone!

An active couple of weeks of blogging and some really popular posts thanks to some sharing by friends leading some to get picked up by other websites.

On the main Libro blog:

An explanation of the two blogs and how they work: http://libroediting.com/2012/10/05/more-resources-to-read-and-share/

On Track Changes in Word http://libroediting.com/2012/09/26/track-changes-1/ and on customising Track Changes http://libroediting.com/2012/10/03/track-changes-2/ (this one has been wildly popular!)

Troublesome trio: alternate / alternating / alternative http://libroediting.com/2012/10/01/alternative-alternate-or-alternating/ and troublesome pairs bizarre / bazaar http://libroediting.com/2012/09/28/bazaar-or-bizarre/ and mandrel / mandrill http://libroediting.com/2012/09/24/mandrell-or-mandrill/

Small business chat update http://libroediting.com/2012/09/29/update-matthew-marron/

On the Libro full time blog:

On being ill and being a freelancer http://librofulltime.wordpress.com/2012/10/05/but-how-can-i-be-ill/

Really important stuff some women are doing around women and alcohol http://librofulltime.wordpress.com/2012/09/27/important-stuff-for-women/

State of the TBR for October http://librofulltime.wordpress.com/2012/09/30/state-of-the-tbr-october-2012/

Book reviews: one lot ... http://librofulltime.wordpress.com/2012/09/25/book-reviews-26/

and another lot! http://librofulltime.wordpress.com/2012/10/02/book-reviews-27/

Now, do you like getting these digests or roundups or would you prefer to get alerts one by one? Which of my categories of blog post do you like best?

Blog posts: conference, cake and book reviews!

Hello everyone!

Another round-up of my busy blogs this week ...

On the Libro blog, Top Ten Tips for Freelancers http://libroediting.com/2012/09/19/top-ten-tips-for-working-with-clients/   - a companion piece to last week's on working with freelancers

Small business update with Andrew Donnelly, who does clever things with Apps, but is doing WELL, which is the point   http://libroediting.com/2012/09/22/update-andrew-donnelley/

Over on the Libro Full Time blog, I've beefed up my "About" page, which now hopefully explains how this blog works a bit better: I want to get across the idea that it's my personal blog, which started off being about going full time but, thanks to going full time, has blossomed into book reviews and posts about the e-book I've written on lowering your cholesterol. I have also migrated my Iris Murdoch project posts over here, as they seem to fit better with the stuff I do in my spare time rather than the business / small business / language fodder of the main Libro blog.

So here's the About page http://librofulltime.wordpress.com/about/
and you will also see that I've added a page about the IM project and one about my e-book, as well as categories for both.

And then a few updates:

My experience of the Iris Murdoch Conference: http://librofulltime.wordpress.com/2012/09/20/iris-murdoch-society-conference/

A new range of low-fat cakes developed just for me (but on general sale soon!) http://librofulltime.wordpress.com/2012/09/21/let-her-eat-cake/

Book reviews! http://librofulltime.wordpress.com/2012/09/23/book-reviews-25/