Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Kids Were All Right Book List explained

At last!

Thank you all for your patience. I knew this would be time consuming, but didn't fully appreciate how much so until I dived into it. I started compiling and then quit and picked it back up today and powered through (mostly while listening to conference). I am not making any promises that I will finish typing this today though, I have a feeling that will also be time consuming, but we'll see. So a few people made a couple of different categories and I thought that was a good idea, so I ran with it. I have broken up the book list like this: First just regular adult novels (hm, that sounds bad, but you know what I mean). Second, there will be a group of juvenile literature. Third, is religious books and finally some non fiction. Dad broke his list up into "books that impacted his life" and "just good reads" I decided to file them all under the four former categories thinking that we could probably all file our lists into 2 similar columns too, so I wasn't going to mess with it. If you want to know which is which, ask him (or me). Speaking of me filing books into categories, I had to take the liberty of doing so with some books and I hope that I don't mess anything up. But I wouldn't think too hard about it, it's all in the same book list anyway. IF there is a gross misfile on my part, please point it out and I will wright it.

We all expressed concern about people recommending the same book and how we can tell who recommends what, so I have made the following decision: I am typing the entire list in black and putting a different colored "*" next to it to signify who recommends it. I tried to mix the list up a little, but didn't do a fantastic job due to a few flubs on my part, but I'm not going back, so like it how it is.

Two more things:
1. I realized when making my list that I have a weird advantage you could call it, by getting lists of everyone elses and being able to beef up my list. I thought this unfair, so I made my list set in stone by the time I saw anyone elses. I had some temptation to add a few after reading all the lists, but I didn't (with one exception which had to do with the fact that we added a Juvenile section).

2. If someone wrote "anything by" and listed an author, I made that it's own thing, but also if someone else recommended a book by that author, I included the other persons colored Astrix.

We have had a new contributor and I shall grant her yellow. Hope it isn't too hard to see. In the interest of changing the least amount of numbers, I had to grant Fahrenheit 451 Juvenile status which is not a stretch, I remember reading it middle-schoolish. The rest while it isn't dispersed through the list (except when you named a book already there), they are at least in their proper category. Glad to have your submissions, B!

Here is the color key:
* Amy
* Dan
* Pops
* Haley
*Brownyn (It's B)


Sue said...

I'm Mr. Orange? Couldn't I be something cool like Mr. Black? hehe.

Emily said...

You know what this is? It's the world's smallest violin playing just for you.

Pops said...

haha, Ems and Sue. You guys crack me up. Good going Emily. Can't wait to see the list and see what we got.