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Three Things On Thursday

I’m feeling a little random and I don’t have a lot to talk about – after all, I’ve covered knitting and food and my weekend already, what’s left? Not much, I tell you, so today’s post is going to be short and to the point.

But first, a picture, because no blog post should be without a picture.

Blackberries. Mmmm.

Annnnnd onward.

Here are 3 things I’m loving right now:

  1. Feedly. Sure, there was a lot of angst when Google Reader went away. And sure, we all tried a bunch of different feed readers. But now that things have calmed down and I’ve got some perspective, I have to admit that I actually might like Feedly even a little more than Google Reader – especially the version for my iPad. It’s pretty in a way that GR just wasn’t.
  2. The searching capabilities within Gmail. It’s fast and I can find things so much quicker than I ever did with Outlook. Sorry, Microsoft, but Google has it all over you when it comes to email.
  3. Salem’s Lot by Stephen King. Somehow I never read this one, even though I read lots and lots of Stephen King back in my high school days. Now that I have finally picked it up, though, all I can say is wow. Not only is it scary (I think I’ll be donning a crucifix any day now) but it’s truly well written. His description of how autumn feels in New England was so real that I was ready to put on a flannel shirt and sit by the fire.

And that’s all I’ve got to say for today.

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  1. I like Feedly, too. (I liked it right from the start, actually.) And . . . when I read Salem’s Lot back in high school, I drew a crucifix on my bookmark. Freaked me out Big Time.

  2. I like Feedly, too. I spent some time organizing categories, so I feel quite pleased with myself every time I open it!!

    I read Salem’s Lot when I was 14. It SCARED me! I wore a cross non-stop for about two years because of that book! Enjoy it.

  3. I read Salem’s Lot when I was living by myself, back in the good old days before vampires were sparkly. When turning on all the lights in the house didn’t keep me from being terrified I had to call my sister at 2:00 a.m. so the vampires wouldn’t get me. I recommend a crucifix and maybe a backup one, too!

  4. I have not yet checked out Feedly, on my list. I’m currently reading ‘Discovery of Witches’ so perhaps ‘Salem’s Lot’ should be next on my list?

  5. I hate to admit it, but I just didn’t want to change…..again. First Blogreader and then Google Reader. But, I like Feedly, too. And, thanks for stopping by!

  6. Like everyone else, I really like feedly and did right from the start. Using their organize tool I find that I am reading blogs so much more now. 🙂

  7. I like Feedly, but I haven’t gotten it to work yet from my iPad. I keep getting a “feedly is over capacity” error, and have for 1-2 weeks now. So, I use feedly from a browser, which has been working fine, though I would love to use the iPad.

  8. Feedly took over all my catagories from GR without a misstep and it’s been fine. I like the changes to Google mail, too. It keeps my email a little better organized…not that I’ll ever by organized.

  9. Salelm’s Lot? Compelling reading. I fell asleep on the couch reading it one summer evening in HS. When my mom woke me, I was a little disoriented and completely freaked out. She was a little unsure why a HS kid would want to sleep with the lights on. One of his best works in some ways.

  10. I will have to check out Feedly over the weekend. I have been so scattered with my blog reading since Google Reader left.

  11. I really love King’s style in his earlier books. His newer things aren’t as well edited, though I did enjoy 11-22-63. Have you read his autobiographical piece, In Writing: A Memoir of the Craft? It’s so interesting. Happy day, Carole.

  12. Thanks for talking about Feedly! I have been too lazy to find another reader–well, maybe not lazy, just in dither mode. And beautiful blackberries, yum. Finally, there’s Stephen King. I have only read one of his novels which was popular when I was making the great career switch from advertising to teaching. It was The Tommyknockers and I thought it was long and tedious, and never read anything by him again. Themids hwever, were enthralled by it. Maybe I should try again!

  13. I search my gmail email ALL.THE.TIME! I love a good “search.” Lovin’ Feedly, too; especially that it’s available and automatically synchs on all of my devices — computer, Android, and Kindle Fire.

  14. I think “Salem’s Lot” was my favorite Stephen King book. It definitely gave me the willies.

    I actually also liked one of his most recent novels, “11/22/63”, which is completely different from the scary stuff. It’s about a time traveler who tries to prevent the assassination of JFK.

  15. I’m wearing a flannel shirt right now!
    No scary books (any more) or movies for me – I suspend disbelief way too easily.

  16. Have you tried “Thinner” (also by King writing under the name Richard Bachman)…wonderfully creepy!

  17. i’ve been using bloglovin’ and despite the ridiculous name, i’m liking it. it’s really easy on my ipad.

    i read salem’s lot years ago. and i remember it being scary but not nearly as scary as IT. maybe i have to read it again. i like a good scare.

  18. Yikes no Salem’s Lot for me! I’m using Newsify on my iPad. And yeah I don’t miss Google Reader at all. Happy Weekend!

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