Unleashing the power of Typepad, I redesigned the template this morning. I went back to three columns, with all the book lists in the left column. I also figured out how to embed links in the book blurbs just below the thumbnail, so I can collect the posts discussing each book right below the book thumbnail. For example, links for all five posts discussion Mormon Enigma are available on one line below the book, and four links to Palmer posts are given on the same line as the link to my review of Insider's View, right below the book's thumbnail on the left sidebar. Whaddya think?
Little stuff that only seriously obsessed bloggers care about: I changed the hover-highlight color to bright blue. Took off "bold" for the sidebar links so I could stuff more text into one line. Put boxes around the blogroll titles and made them bright blue (but with small text). Consolidated "More Mormon Weblogs" into a "Second Twelve," my backup list of B'nacle sites to visit if I'm bored with the Top Twelve. Note new arrival LDS Science Review, which is the first B'nacle science-oriented blog (although Clark hits science issues fairly regularly).
Incidentally, I used my dormant alternative blog Northern Lights as a beta test for the new template settings, then copied it over to DMI when I got what I wanted. It looks good enough I plan to post there on more general law, religion, and science themes, maybe posting book blogs on topics that don't seem to elicit much interest on DMI. I can cross-list blogrolls between the two weblogs, so the sidebars and links on the two sites will have a lot of overlap.