Before I get to my disappointment…
Yesterday my blog was featured on WordPress. Not Freshly Pressed. No it was a little deeper than that. You had to click on Popular Tags, then click on writing. A link to my post was about halfway down on the left side of the first page. (This sounds vaguely like something from a Steve Martin movie.) The First Page. How about that? It was only there an hour or two but I got the second and third highest views ever. I don’t know how blogs get picked for those things. Probably completely random. But I can imagine the consternation in the WordPress world. They probably never have face to face meetings but they may have for this.
“Who is responsible for this? This blog post, I Was Just Wondering, showed up on the first page under ‘writing’. And it’s totally inane. It’s vapid. It’s… It’s drivel.”
“Inane and vapid.”
“Inane and vapid drivel.”
“We need to launch an investigation. We need to find out who’s responsible. We have to see to it that this never happens again.”
“Yes, an investigation.”
“Never happen again.”
Anyway my fifteen seconds of fame are done.
I’ve been thinking that I need to read something purely entertaining, something that doesn’t make me think too much. I had two in mind:
This is a collection of three stories, Beat to Quarters, Ship of the Line, and Flying Colors. It’s about my favorite fictional character, a British sea captain in the Napoleonic era.
I guess this would be called young adult fiction. It’s the story of a young boy growing up on a horse ranch in Wyoming in the 1930’s. It’s actually a trilogy: My Friend Flicka, Thunderhead, and Green Grass of Wyoming. There’s more to it than a children’s story, especially in Thunderhead. Husband grown distant because he’s trying to keep the ranch alive, wife from New England who’s feeling lonely and homesick. The three stories are well written and have some depth to them. They were made into movies in the 1950’s. The boy was played by Roddy McDowall, a Wyoming kid with a British accent. I was hoping somebody would decide to remake them. Somebody did but the boy was a girl. I haven’t seen it but I’m guessing it wasn’t the stories I love.
Now for the disappointment. I have a nook e reader and I’ve grown attached to it. I went looking for these books and apparently they have not been done in e-book form. How can that be? What do we do about this? Who do we complain to? Something must be done about this! We need to have a meeting.