There seems to be a problem with comments not being accepted. I tried to respond to comments twice at different times but they never seemed to load. Finally I turned off the comment verification and it seems to be working. Hopefully this has not caused problems for others. I'll turn it back on eventually (otherwise I seem to get slammed by spammers), but in the meantime hopefully it will solve the problem of comments not loading. Comments and book chat is, of course, the best part of blogging, so I don't want to frustrate anyone trying to leave a comment!