I want to start by talking about Commenting Systems. I just have the standard blogger commenting. But I've been commenting on several blogs that use Intense Debate and I really like it, especially the ability to leave a link to a person's most recent post. I think that's great, unobtrusive advertising. So my question is twofold:
1. Have you changed your commenting system on blogger to Intense Debate or something else? How was the process? Do you have a preference for when you comment?
2. Is there a way to add the link back to the current blogger commenting system?
Moving on...this was a pretty good reading week for me; I'm almost through my ninth book and I've already had a 5-star book (Mindy Kaling's Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?-review coming at the end of the month). This week is all YA-with three 2012 releases, two 2011, and one older book. I'm not sure how many books I'll be reading this week as my evening commitments resume but I will enjoy what I can.
I also saw Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, a movie I had been highly anticipating through the month of December. I heard amazing things about Gary Oldman's performance and have great admiration for the rest of the cast too (Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Strong, Ciaran Hinds, Tom Hardy, William Hurt, and Toby Jones). What could go wrong?
Well, after the action-packed M:I4 the quietness of this movie didn't work for me. There was walking and silence and I honestly almost fell asleep (In hindsight, we probably should have left and gotten a refund to see M:I4 again). Plus since I'm so familiar with the actors, I had trouble keeping track of their character names; I just called them by their real name. So overall I cannot recommend this movie although lots of other people have enjoyed so don't go by just my thoughts.