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Posted to subscriber list on 9-26-03.
They say that moving is one of life's major stresses. I'm not sure if anyone would think to lump cyber moves into this observation but certainly, this has been a very stressful month for MostlyFiction.com. As you know I moved the site to a new server over Labor Day weekend. I thought I had done my homework and that I had a made a good decision. I was clearly wrong. The site was up and down and the e-mail was sporadic for four straight days with no clear answer coming from the support group. (But my forum looked nice.)
So, last Saturday around noon, I'd had enough. Carl had been doing more research and suggested a new home and I decided to "just do it." So whereas the first move was carefully planned, this second move was similar to throwing the clothes and books and whatnot willy nilly into the station wagon and just moving cross town, without even packing a single box nor telling anyone about the forwarding address.
So there I was in the middle of the 3-day site propagation cycle for the second time in weeks which means the site is sometimes coming up on the new host and sometimes on the old host. And then, for some stupid, stupid reason, before the site was through propagating, I hit the "give me back my money button" at the old site and wouldn't you know it -- after not answering any of my e-mails for days on end, they cancelled my site and put up a "This site has been suspended" page in a matter of minutes. What a sickening feeling to have MostlyFiction.com suddenly gone; that years and years of work could just disappear in seconds and there wasn't a thing I could do about it but wait. To be honest, though, I did contemplate the freedom this would present if I didn't have MostlyFiction.com to ever worry about again. But that urge wasn't as strong as the pit in my stomach while I waited for the propagation to complete.
I'm not even going to go into the things that I broke (and are still broken) from my sudden decision to move. Carl's been diligently working behind the scenes to fix things, like the raffle and this newsletter mailing. Next, we'll deal with the forums
So, with all that said, here's the 7 latest reviews posted at MostlyFiction.com:
a disturbingly dark tale, but one that any Chuck Palahniuk fan might
want to check out. Not only did one of his fans discover it and recommend
it for its complementary style, but Chuck himself highly recommends
it. This is one of the novels that's solid having undergone about twenty
a book that had been in progress for an entire year before 9/11 and
while contemplating a scene, the author saw the smoke from the twin
towers. When he reread what he'd written, he realized that he didn't
have to go back and work in 9/11, the story already contained all the
necessary elements. But not so surprising since his previous novel focused
on urban terror. However, it happened, this man writes a substantive
takes the most upright law enforcement official, a US Marshall, and
has his young daughter be savagely killed, the killer walks on a technicality
and then the grieving Marshall is invited to participate in a vigilante
club whose goal is to correct the slips that the judicial system lets
happen. Cindy found this to be a thought-provoking page-turner. It seems
to me not a bad one to read in light of Ashcroft's agenda.
has been on the top selling list for weeks; with the success of HBO's
"Sex in the City," it's no wonder. But don't rush out and
buy this book until you read Kam's take on it. I tend to not bother
to publish reviews of books that we don't like, but every once in awhile
you gotta tell it like it is.
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