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text 2016-05-30 23:32
My Other Hangouts....

So, in preparation for Doomsday, aka the BL Apocalypse, or just in case you want to connect on another platform, I'm listing the other forums that I am at....


Goodreads - I am active there, but not as much as on BL. GR is my back-up book database at the moment.


Leafmarks - I have an account but have not updated anything there in months. I can't remember the last time I logged in. However, if BookLikes packs in I might give Leafmarks another shot. Edit: Shortly after posting this, Leafmarks advised that it is shutting down.


Libib - I have only just signed up and am playing about with it. Edit: I tried Libib but it is not for me.


Library Thing - I am not very active there but if the Apocalypse hits I might be found there.


WordPress - I currently use this as a back-up for BookLikes. In other words, I export posts to my WP account but haven't spent any time there to make it pretty. I am very tempted to spend more time on the blog there, tho. I would really miss the blogging activity if BL went bust.


I really hope BL will get their act together, but if not please feel free to get in touch elsewhere.




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review 2004-01-01 00:00
Getting in Touch with Your Inner Bitch 1994 Hysteria paperback - Elizabeth Hilts Getting in Touch With Your Inner Bitch deserves to be better known. The persuasive thesis is that nearly all women suffer from the syndrome she calls Toxic Niceness. People, often but by no means always men, ask them to do things, and... well... why not? It's nicer to agree, isn't it?

Sisters! (I know, I'm not actually female, but when I read this I feel for a moment that I am). Buy Elizabeth Hilts's excellent book, and learn how to escape from this trap! It's easier than you think. Just repeat after her the magic words, "I don't think so".

That's all you have to say, next time someone asks you for a favour. As she points out, so much more effective than "No". If you say "no", people can come back with "Are you sure?" But, somehow, you can't say that to "I don't think so". For obvious reasons, I haven't been able to test this myself, but it sounds so plausible. I'd love to know if it actually works.

Oh, and check out Christine Lavin's fine track!

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