Sunday, May 18, 2008

Feedback Please!

What do you think or feel about this?

14 comments:

pooker said...

How do I feel? I say, phooey, I don't want to play with the new kids just 'cause their dad bought them fancy uniforms.

What do I think? Well, it does further the cause of promoting Canadian books and authors. But I think I'm still gonna get "Does not play well with others on my report." :P

John Mutford said...

Pooker: While she is a Chapters employee, I'm not sure hers is a club necessarily affiliated with them. Nor do I think it's affiliated with CBC, though she's taken the name "Canada Reads" as well.

This is a bit from the latest development...

Mary Ellen Anaka writes, "I think your blog is wonderful, and I hope my members do look at the information you have on there. I have been trying to compile so info of my own, I will probably use some of your info as well as it is so informative, if you don't mind. I think the fact that we are two different people, will probably have an impact on what authors we chose and the books we end up reading. I think this could end up being very informative and alot of fun. Can't wait for the challenge to begin. Check back later to see what info I have compiled. I'm happy to have you on board as well."

To which I replied, "If you use information from my blog that isn't already public info, then I won't mind as long as I'm given credit. I think my initial reservations with your challenge was that it was identical to mine- same start and end dates with the same number of books to read. Of course there are loads of challenges out there, and it's not like I could copyright such a thing, but when you didn't originally make any reference to mine, it sort of felt like my idea was stolen. That said, you've now acknowledged mine and I'm okay with it. I won't be participating in two however since one is probably enough for me. Good luck with yours though."

Remi said...

I guess you're just ahead of your time. I'll stick with your challenge.

Nicola said...

I'm sticking with yours too, John!

Honestly, I think people should think up their own challenges.

Teena said...

I'm with yours, John!

Teena said...

BTW, I just finished #12: http://purple4mee.blogspot.com/2008/05/book-dirt-on-clean-unsanitized-history.html

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Well I am glad you called her on it, John.

It would have been easy to let it slide, but you did put the challenge out a long time ago, and as you mention, the challenges are pretty much identical. It's yours, man!

Teddy Rose said...

I'm sticking with you John. I geuss I'm not as nice as you, as I just left a comment for her. Go ahead and read it. It's under my real name, but I signed it with ny nick name, Teddy.

John Mutford said...

Thanks for the feedback! I wasn't sure if I was being hypersensitive or not.

raidergirl3 said...

And you posted it at indigo before she did? that's just plain weird. I don't think it was wrong to ask for some recognition; there was nothing different from yours at all. I don't think you were being sensitive. She even said she was going to copy your lists!

Ripley said...

She gets zero points for creativity.

I think you handled it very well and with a remarkable amount of restraint. :)

Melanie said...

Cheeky. That's all I can say. It was phrased as if on her own she came up with the exact same challenge that most of us know as yours.

gautami tripathy said...

John, I barey managed to finish 4 books. I can't join hers. This time let me see how many I finish!

BTW, I finally finished The Blind Assassin. It too me forever. But I am glad I finally finished it.

With Crow Lake, The Handmaid's Tale, Yellowknife, and The blind Assasin, I finished only four!

And no, I have not received your book. It will eventually turn.

Dale said...

That was disappointing to read about so I'm glad you challenged her on it as well John.