Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Upcoming Reprise

Monday, July 25th. A Valentine for Daisy.

Up-cycled red brocade curtains, up-chucking nursery school, career options that include 'pigperson'.


  1. I've got a Betty spreadsheet that you may find interesting. It's at https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AtSP8nEMky0XdFdFekNTanpPanRETi01WW4yZXJGWEE&hl=en_US. Let me know if you have any ideas for its re-furbishment or otherwise improvement. (You may note that some fields are incomplete; for instance, I didn't add the "Heroine village" field until _Enchanting Samantha_, when "Langton Herring" knocked me to my figurative knees. Thank goodness it did, as to overlook "Gifford Ferris", "Hampton-cum-Spyway" and "Nether Ditchling" would surely be weep-worthy.)

    Incidentally, I lucked onto your marvelous blog tonight, when I typed "Gijzelmortel" into a search engine. Devastated to learn it's fictional...

    You can reach me at bettyvandenbetsy@gmail.com.

  2. Betty Barbara here--
    Now THAT is a spreadsheet!! Love it!!
    Thank you Betty B (and welcome, too, to our humble little group of Neels fangirls).

  3. Luuuuuuuuuvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Betty B, maybe we could be friends?

  4. Cool! I remember reading that Betty Magdalen has a database, too. I wonder what that's like.

  5. Betty Lulu -- Alas, no. I started one a bazillion years ago (like before computers, or after computers but still before 3.5 floppy disks) and it was never even remotely as nifty as Betty B's. Which totally kicks Betty butt, if she wouldn't mind my saying so.

  6. Shocked and awed; this is XXXL database that can provide the basis for PhD's and University Chairs. Betty N wuld have been so proud.

  7. Please excuse the spelling of the previous post...it's the shock and awe

  8. Betty Betsy, how marvelous! You put in many things that I wish were recorded elsewhere. Keep up the good work!
    There is another similar list. The original was done by sliknl on the yahoo Betty Neels site. I converted it to a google doc for those who didn't have excel.
    It's got all the books, but much less information. Hope all are having a nice summer.

  9. Dear Betty Betsy,

    I ♥ your document!

    The Founding Bettys kicked around the idea of a spreadsheet type deal-i-o...for about 5 minutes, then our inate sense of 'that's way more work than I'm prepared to do' kicked in. Lucky for us there are other Bettys willing to do the work. Thank you!

    Love and lardy cakes,
    Betty Debbie

  10. Thank you all for your kind remarks. My s/s has only 134 books, which I believe is the number M&B/Harlequin credits to Betty N. However, slikni's spreadsheet (see BettyMary's post) lists 135. I'm missing one! It's "A Christmas Romance"! Theodosia does not sound familiar, so gosh do I have a birthday treat in store.

    Betty van den Betsy