Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Changes to the Overwhelming List

Just a quick note to point out that the Overwhelming List, which has for some time been growing (WAY) too overwhelming for its single post, has now been split into a hopefully-manageable six parts, divided simply by author's last name.  Clicking on the link to the left will take you to the intro and the first part of the list, and from there you can click through to any of the other sections.  Please let me know if anyone has any problems or if there's anything confusing.  I'm having to adapt myself, too, as the list expands beyond my wildest expectations! 

(Note: Pay no attention to the dates of the individual posts that comprise these pieces—I cannibalized some of my earliest update posts to create them, so that subscribers wouldn't think I had gone berserk and started publishing five new posts a day.)

Splitting the list will also allow me to expand some of the blurbs for writers about whom I have additional information.  And I'm hoping to add a few shorter lists by categories—romance writers, mystery writers, etc.—which may make browsing for new reading material a bit less of a herculean commitment.  (Or maybe it's just an excuse for me to make more lists—I do have an advanced case of listophilia, after all.)

And finally, you'll see that I've added the option of downloading the complete Overwhelming List in PDF.  This is something I've meant to do from the beginning, since reading a 100-page list on Blogger isn't everyone's idea of a brilliant afternoon, but well, you know how these things go. It took a bit longer than I'd hoped.

I hope this makes the list more useful and user-friendly.  As always, please feel free to comment or email me with suggestions.

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