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Friday night will go down in infamy as the Night of Computer Disasters. Bleh! Photoshop stopped working for some reason (before you ask, yes I do have a legal copy of it) and within minutes Chrome somehow and for some reason wiped all my bookmarks (which I had been lovingly collecting for years) when it tried to update. I usually back up weekly but I left my external hard drive at work so couldn’t do a system restore. They seemed to be two separate issues but because I couldn’t get Chrome to delete via the Control Panel so I could re-install (this time with the new version), I was getting increasingly frustrated. I messed with the registry to delete it which always makes me nervous.
Moral of this story – backup everything precious to you via dropbox so you can access it regularly and use a variety of malware and virus software to give you peace of mind. I use Malwarebytes, Spybot and Avast all of which are free and effective. Avast is uber cool because the language is set to Pirate rather than English and it makes me giggle.
If you are signed up for the Ho-ho-ho Read-a-thon and haven’t had a chance to try my challenge, you have just under a day to do so. Remember that my time zone is GMT +10 so the challenge might finish while it might still be the 11th in your time zone. For those who were confused about what to do, I added the lyrics of the Twelve Days of Christmas and an example of how I picked the covers.
Gender studies really interest me so Stacked’s Closer Look at the NY Times YA Best Seller List was fascinating. Female authors do not dominate this field despite public perception. While you are at it, you might like to check out Romance Novels for Feminists.
- [5 Nov] Accidentally Married to...a Vampire? by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff ★★★
- [6 Nov] Always On My Mind by Jill Shalvis ★★★
- [6 Nov] One Lucky Vampire by Lynsay Sands ★★★
- [7 Nov] Heartbreaker by Julie Garwood ★★★
- [10 Nov] The Way Home by Cindy Gerard ★★★★
- [10 Nov] Take Me Home For Christmas by Brenda Novak ★★★★
- In Uniform Challenge – read 33/46, reviewed 23/46
- Ho-Ho-Ho Read-a-thon Challenge – read 4/7, reviewed 2/7