Nerding: Google Reader gets Suggestions Wrong

I loves me some RSS feeds. Being able to skip through headlines without any cumbersome graphics to slow things down is what I need. Google Reader is the RSS reader of the day. Its fast and easy to use. With Reeder on my iPhone and iPad and soon on my Mac I can look through a lot of material very quickly and identify topics of interest for me or my clients.

One glaring issue I have with Google Reader however is how it makes suggestions. When you find a new RSS feed that you want to add to reader you see this:

Google Reader gets Suggestions Wrong
Google Reader gets Suggestions Wrong

Now dont get me wrong I love me some suggestions and Google is really good at suggesting relevant feeds. The problem is that the suggestions show up before I have finalized the subscription to the original feed that I wanted. Once I click on the Subscribe button the suggestions no longer appear here. Instead you have to click on the Feed Settings button and mouse over More Like This to see this:

Google Reader Suggestions are too hidden
Google Reader Suggestions are too hidden

Once again I appreciate Google making these suggestions, but they are way too hidden for most users. Make this more visible please Google. I suggest showing them right after I Subscribe to a feed and then occasionally once a month or so.

Historical Fiction with lots of sex

Hows that for a title?

Just finished World Without End, which is arguably the longest book I have ever read, just over 1000 pages. It was a great read and I highly recommend it.

Ken Follett is a master story teller and weaves so many plots so intricately that you are loathe to put the book down. The historical references are really well done and his description of 14th century England/Europe is mezmorizing. I really feel terrible at how much I missed when i went to school there. Reading this makes me want to go back and revisit my ancestry.

Oh and while the sex scenes are a bit idealistic they are plentiful and make the morning commute go by very nicely.