Praise for a Mefite October 17, 2018 5:15 AM   Subscribe

Can I just mention and thank MovableBookLady for a regular series of consistently thoughtful, interesting and informative posts to the blue? The breadth of subject she posts about is truly educational. I consider myself reasonably well read and educated but I've learned so much General Knowledge (used to be a VI form subject when I was a gel - is it still?) stuff I would never have come across without her posts.
posted by glasseyes to MetaFilter-Related at 5:15 AM (51 comments total) 38 users marked this as a favorite

Hear, hear.
posted by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The at 5:16 AM on October 17, 2018 [3 favorites]


Agreed, and thank you glasseyes! YAY, MovableBookLady!
posted by taz (staff) at 5:17 AM on October 17, 2018 [4 favorites]


Indeed. Huzzah for MoveableBookLady.
posted by Fizz at 5:32 AM on October 17, 2018 [2 favorites]


Hurray for MBL!
posted by zamboni at 6:46 AM on October 17, 2018 [2 favorites]


For easier reference, a link to her list of great posts.
posted by jacquilynne at 7:00 AM on October 17, 2018 [9 favorites]


307 posts in under three years! That's about two posts per week! Fantastic work.
posted by jedicus at 7:33 AM on October 17, 2018 [7 favorites]


Hip hip, hooray!
posted by ikahime at 8:02 AM on October 17, 2018 [1 favorite]


Co-signed! Yay for MovableBookLady!
posted by lalex at 8:33 AM on October 17, 2018 [2 favorites]


Those are indeed great posts and scrolling through the long list I see I've learned all kinds of neat things in the past few years from them. Thanks!
posted by Burhanistan at 8:36 AM on October 17, 2018 [1 favorite]


Thanks for making Metafilter great!
posted by ChuraChura at 8:37 AM on October 17, 2018 [2 favorites]


Yes, absolutely!

I love her stuff!
posted by jamjam at 9:23 AM on October 17, 2018 [1 favorite]


Sometimes they don't get much discussion but maybe it's because one then has an entirely new thing to think about? Like they induce the opposite of a knee jerk response.
posted by glasseyes at 10:34 AM on October 17, 2018 [10 favorites]


Love all the posts, great stuff.
posted by clavdivs at 10:50 AM on October 17, 2018 [1 favorite]


I love those posts! She does a really good job.
posted by sciatrix at 10:51 AM on October 17, 2018 [1 favorite]


Wow! I just looked at her post history. I didn't realize how many of my favorite posts were hers!
posted by KleenexMakesaVeryGoodHat at 10:55 AM on October 17, 2018 [2 favorites]


Viva MoveableBookLady!
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 11:07 AM on October 17, 2018 [2 favorites]


She’s the best! Really appreciate her posts.
posted by ellieBOA at 11:38 AM on October 17, 2018 [2 favorites]


Agreed! Thank you, MovableBookLady.

And no, General Studies A Level has died - last exams were this summer.
posted by paduasoy at 12:27 PM on October 17, 2018 [3 favorites]


Hurrah!
posted by GenjiandProust at 12:51 PM on October 17, 2018 [1 favorite]


Absolutely agreed!
posted by mixedmetaphors at 1:11 PM on October 17, 2018 [1 favorite]


Yes, her posts are consistently super interesting.
posted by Rumple at 1:32 PM on October 17, 2018 [1 favorite]


Hear, hear, and huzzah! Thank you for your contributions, MBL!
posted by loquacious at 1:47 PM on October 17, 2018 [1 favorite]


Thank you!
posted by The Toad at 1:51 PM on October 17, 2018 [1 favorite]


nthed.
posted by pompomtom at 3:10 PM on October 17, 2018 [1 favorite]


Yes, indeed.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 3:43 PM on October 17, 2018 [1 favorite]


Speech!

Thanks MBL! Also, could win awards for a great username!
posted by Juso No Thankyou at 4:59 PM on October 17, 2018 [1 favorite]


Thanks for the many fascinating posts
posted by thelonius at 5:43 PM on October 17, 2018 [1 favorite]


Fantastic callout. So many gems!

Thanks to you both!
posted by mochapickle at 6:31 PM on October 17, 2018 [1 favorite]


So much yes! I will admit to not always knowing enough about the 200Kers but MovableBookLady always stands out as someone making posts about things that interest me in a way that is interesting. How nice to see that everyone else thinks so too!
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 7:05 PM on October 17, 2018 [2 favorites]


Did we embarrass her to pieces with the schmoopy?
posted by loquacious at 9:30 PM on October 17, 2018 [2 favorites]


Just reliably busy, I think?
posted by Iris Gambol at 10:40 PM on October 17, 2018 [1 favorite]


Moveable Book Lady's posts make me a better person. Or at least a more knowledgeable one. Thank you MBL!
posted by Thella at 12:57 AM on October 18, 2018 [1 favorite]


Hooray, MovableBookLady!



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posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 3:19 AM on October 18, 2018 [8 favorites]


She is a delight and a treasure, and I've been hoping for some time to get her down to one of the Triangle-area meetups, as I'd love to meet her in person. Bravo, MoveableBookLady!

Ye Gods, there are 200Kers?! I feel like 100K was last week.
posted by Rock Steady at 5:14 AM on October 18, 2018 [2 favorites]


Agreed! Thanks for the consistently good posts MBL!
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 7:05 AM on October 18, 2018 [1 favorite]


Yep, I always look forward to posts from the fantastic MBL.
posted by gusottertrout at 7:14 AM on October 18, 2018 [1 favorite]


Let me take this moment to call out glasseyes as well for all around research goodness and asking just the right questions, all that A leveling in General Knowledge really built her a solid foundation. Here's her cool project
posted by infini at 10:49 AM on October 18, 2018 [3 favorites]


And, um, adding to the huzzahs for MBL's posts ;p
posted by infini at 10:50 AM on October 18, 2018 [1 favorite]


Got an innocuous sounding memail from Johnny Wallflower "are your ears burning?" Huh, I said, wonder what they're talking about. Clicked on the link and

AM GOBSMACKED

at this outpouring! I mean, y'all! and WOW! and jeez thanks! and Who knew?!

I am so pleased and gratified that y'all like the outpourings of my magpie mind. This is the best place! And I get to reciprocate by reading all the interesting posts y'all put up. I get to read things that make absolutely no sense to me, are way over my head, and thoroughly enjoy wrestling with the concepts and reports. Thanks.

Of course I've added this to my favorites so I can always come back and wallow whenever I need a healthy boost to my ego (which hardly needs help, you know). I can feel myself blushing a little right now.

MANY MANY THANKS.
posted by MovableBookLady at 10:58 AM on October 18, 2018 [40 favorites]


Oh good on Johnny--I was actually just low-key wondering if anyone had done that and if you needed to be informed. I am so glad you're feeling all warm and fuzzy; you deserve it!
posted by sciatrix at 11:35 AM on October 18, 2018 [4 favorites]


And a specific thanks to glasseyes for this lovely encomium.
posted by MovableBookLady at 4:36 PM on October 18, 2018 [2 favorites]


Excellent callout. Your stuff has been great, MovableBookLady. :)
posted by mordax at 9:15 PM on October 18, 2018 [1 favorite]


MetaFilter: this lovely encomium.
posted by loquacious at 9:24 PM on October 18, 2018 [2 favorites]


weel, if ye didnae want th'econiums ye shouldnae hae wrate sich braw postes missus
posted by glasseyes at 8:36 AM on October 19, 2018 [2 favorites]


glassyes interesting accent you have there, not sounding very Bristol-ish; it wouldn't be something like Scottish or Northern England, would it? Nice sentiment, though, thanks. Also amusing names in your vicinity, like Chew Magna and Pucklechurch (yes, I went and looked at a map).
posted by MovableBookLady at 8:56 AM on October 19, 2018 [2 favorites]


Heh! yes I do live in Bristol and have family ties to the North among other places but was channeling the Nac Mac Feegle there, I think, being as they have such respect for the written word.

Codrington - Old Sodbury - Upton Cheyney - Butcombe - Stackton Tressel* - yes, you are right about country placenames here. Up North they are generally a bit more rugged I think - can't believe they've got that name listed on google without an explanation for it (short version: anti-Cromwell Catholic insurrection)

* (ref)
posted by glasseyes at 9:31 AM on October 19, 2018 [3 favorites]


You're my favorite favorite, MovableBookLady.
posted by pracowity at 11:19 AM on October 19, 2018 [2 favorites]


I love MovableBookLady’s posts... always so interesting and informative. How nice we can recognize such an active, thoughtful member of our community!
posted by cheapskatebay at 11:59 AM on October 20, 2018 [2 favorites]


I too enjoy MBL's posts! And, not for nothing, she sent me a very kind message once, that really cheered me up when I was feeling a little down about the responses to one of my comments. Yes, it had to do with books. : )
posted by WalkerWestridge at 9:18 PM on October 20, 2018 [3 favorites]


Oh wait, sorry, my bad. I got confused. I do enjoy MBLs posts, but it was somebody else who sent me the nice message.
posted by WalkerWestridge at 8:51 PM on October 22, 2018 [1 favorite]


For about a month I’ve been thinking about MeMailing MBL to tell her how interesting and welcome her posts have been... but of course, since I’m easily distracted, I never actually did it. Thanks, glasseyes, for saving me the trouble.
posted by LeLiLo at 1:25 AM on October 23, 2018 [2 favorites]


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