- Read seven steeples 21/11/2022
- Read: Rose Nicolson by Andrew Greig 09/10/2022
- Read: The Glass Hotel 11/09/2022
- Read: Small Things Like These 09/09/2022
- Read: The family Chao 07/08/2022
- Read: Islands of Abandonment 04/07/2022
- Read: Blank Pages 22/04/2022
- Read: Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead 06/02/2022
- Read: O Caledonia 07/01/2022
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 micro.blog 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, micro.blog 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).
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An RSS feed and mailing list too.
Books I’ve read this year. displayed with my favourite plugin display posts. I’ve found it useful to post books I’ve read. I need to write slightly better notes next year. Lockdown increased my reading a little. 30/10 male to female authors reflect the fact I get a lot of books after my wife.
Walliams ... alone accounted for 14.4% of HarperCollins’ £133m revenue last year, and singlehandedly sold a third of the top 50 children’s books of the year: 2.4m copies from 11 books, compared to 4.7m between the rest.
Interesting read on the children’s book market. The point that children do not usually choose their books, parents do, reminds me of the idea most men’s books are Christmas presents.
Most of the books I read are ones my wife has read. This is not at all a bad thing.
Book Title Poetry pic.twitter.com/HRchdqOV3Z
— Kenny Pieper (@kennypieper) May 9, 2020
Very cool indeed Kenny, I’ve done spine stories: photo of a pile of books with my class, & I think #ds106
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Which is pretty wonderful and I saw in @katexic newsletter
Read: The Blank Walk By Elisabeth Sanxay Holding 📚 ★★★★☆ A surprise. Noir-ish from the POV of a well off mother. Raced through it.
At the end of last year I started using Good Reads again, but quickly found I want to record what I’ve read but don’t want to write a review.
I am much happier writing one line notes/reviews here. I’ll probably manually POSSE to Good Reads, but consider this where I keep the record.
I’d really like to map posts with the book emoji, 📚, to the Read Post Kind automatically. That means posts from micro.blog would get sorted here without me having to go to the dashboard and edit. I do have a function on the blog to add a wwwd category to any post containing colon wwwd colon but I don’t know how to set the post kind in the same sort of way…
Just discover I had a Goodreads account, started and abandoned in 2010. I’ve be finding that I am not recalling the titles of books I read on kindle and thinking about making some tracking notes. I’ll give this another go.