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Shop Talk Tuesday break

Yeah, I know, it’s been quiet this month in the shop. I needed to take a break to get my ducks in a row. Hmm. Who ever came up with that, anyway, ducks in a row?

Let’s find out, shall we?

According to Answer.com: Complete one’s preparations, become efficient and well organized, as in I’m trying to get my ducks in a row before I go to Europe. This synonym for get one’s act together probably alludes to lining up target ducks in a shooting gallery. [Slang; 1970s]

Good to know, huh? And proof I need to get away from this computer. What else have I been doing lately besides attacking a monster to-do list?

Making a profile page at Jacketflap, where I now have 21 new friends. Thank you, new friends! Let me know if you’re at JacketFlap as well, because one can never have too many friends. 😉

Then there’s the addictive Shelfari. Wow, I could stay on that sucker all night, finding all favorite books from the past and seeing who else likes them. If you check it out . . . be warned. You could be on there for a while!

And then I had to totally redo my layout at MySpace, because my old one had this ad right over my contact info that I couldn’t get rid of. And while I was at it, I added a photo show because all the cool kids are doing it.

After that, I considered joining Facebook because, apparently, that really is where all the cools kids are now . . . but I’m putting on the brakes, seeing how I goggled ‘ducks in a row.’ For a while, at least . . .

Anyway, I’ll be re-opening the shop with more author interviews starting in November!

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