I decided to then change my label list to a label cloud (as you can see, I have wanted a label cloud for some time now) and changed my footer to a 3 column footer (I just had a craving for it) and it's done! Of course the footer wouldn't cooperate with me and center itself (grrrr) and after numerous attempts to float center I gave up. (You can find the html code for both of these on google)
So like it? love it? hate it? Blame it all on Laina (who I think did a wonderful stupendous job!).
P.S. Don't ask how this all relates to books because I don't know and frankly I don't really care.