Let’s get some of this grammar stuff straight…

You should literally read this immediately. Go ahead, I’ll wait.

This literally drove me nuts when I was working in the corporate world. I wish every mid-level manager would literally read this and then literally send me a quarter everytime they literally misuse the word. I’d literally be a millionairre literally next week…

Sorry. That was a little overkill, wasn’t it?

myCatholic.com

Are you using myCatholic.com as your start page yet? If not, you definitely should. This is a wonderful service of Sacred Heart Media, which is a great replacement for my Yahoo!, in my opinion.

You can cusomize your feeds, and the look and feel of the page for your interests. It has lots of feeds for Catholic and Christian news and concerns, and allows you to add feeds that you like via RSS. It's completely free, and also ad-free, which I love.

Also, their service is outstanding.  With Yahoo!, you'll never get a human to answer your question.  I had a problem adding my own feed via RSS to my myCatholic start page, and they went above and beyond the call of duty, finding the problem in a plugin for WordPress.  This obviously was more than they had to do, but they were wonderful about it.  So yeah, you need to be using myCatholic for your start page.

Give it a try. You'll wonder what you did without it.

Good Idea: LibraryThing

Library Thing: An Online Book Club?

I stumbled across LibraryThing today. It’s really kind of fun, and I hope it continues to do well. On LibraryThing, you can add your own book library, import your wish list from Amazon (or a list from just about anywhere), and maintain your library online. You can see some random books from my LibraryThing bookshelf on the right sidebar (go ahead and look … I’ll wait…)

Done? Good. Now go to LibraryThing and sign up. You can sign up for free to keep track of 200 books, or get unlimited tracking for $10 for a year or $25 for life. Why would you do that? Simple, if you love to read, it’s a great source of leads on the books you like. The more books of your own that you add, the more recommendations the site can give you from people who read the books you do.

I just started to play with it tonight, but I am really looking forward to exploring it. Now the next time I really need a new mystery novel, I can check for some recommendations and go from there. Very nice. Give it a look-see if you like to read!