The Dreamflesh Library
After a period of finding computers and the web terminally dull (a strange state of mind which some would label “sanity”), I’ve been enjoying tinkering with WordPress. Specifically, I discovered a great plugin: Rob Miller‘s Now Reading. It’s basically what I had in mind to write when I started writing plugins. You enter an ISBN, the plugin grabs book data and an image from Amazon, and logs it in the database. You can use it just to keep a “currently reading” bit in your sidebar, or to build a full-scale online library—with little reviews and ratings. Which is what I’ve done.
Of course the books I’ve entered in that I’ve already read (1) are not already reviewed in the Reviews section (I think for now I’ll keep my lengthy reviews in here), and (2) are particular faves. I’ll try to keep track of remotely interesting stuff I read from now on in the Library, and hopefully find time to give each one a mini-review as well as a rating.
Oh, if any take your fancy, and you happen to be buying them through Amazon anyway, do follow the “Buy from Amazon” link on the book page in the Library. I’ll get a tiny pittance from the sale. And of course, always buy independently published books direct where possible…