The most I’ve read since starting to make notes on my reading in 2018. Covid had something to do with that.

I probably need to split up the page soon. It uses the display posts plugin to pull out the content of the posts. I stopped using the Read Post Kinds and switched to Notes to avoid the link and quote provided by the post kinds plugin.

I make pretty short notes and include the 📚 emoji to share to the book discovery page. I am not sure about the stars, more a bit of fun than anything serious.

I’ve seen a few mentions of book recording systems recently, is developing bookshelves(with cover art). I sometime use GoodReads, but am more interested in DIY. I got a mention from Ton, which lead to more ideas about sharing. OPML seems to be one way. I am wondering (above my pay grade) about JsonFeed and the WordPress Rest API json and if they might be useful. JsonFeed seems to be limited to the count in your RSS feed (for WordPress).

The 2021 Book list

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Seems to do what it says on the tin. The transparent png files are larger. I added a red background and exported as jpg here. Could be useful in school, we normally use keynote & instant alpha. I switched the editor to Blocks added the image compare above and then switched back to classic to use the post kinds plugin.
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Pasta e ceci
Pasta and chickpea soup with tinned chickpeas
Made with orecchiette rather than lagane
I make a version of this but without tomato purée & without blending half the soup.
Skipped the potato and added anchovies from the other pasta e ceci in the book. A nice variation to a frequent Sunday dinner flyer.

From Rachel Roddy’s An A-Z of Pasta. Planning to get through all the ones without meat perhaps in 2022.