My book backlog2009-12-7
I have created an electronic registry of the books I read. To create it I have used the Now Reading Reloaded extension, based in the excellent WordPress Now Reading extension. This extension makes very easy adding books searching for them in Amazon, and retrieving their data from Amazon’s servers (including their cover image). It also let you manage the life cycle of books (reading now, finished and unread).
So I installed this extension, went to my physical library and added the technical books I own. Then I modified the PHP templates to fit my page theme and show the results in the way I wanted.
My last two Amazon’s orders have been quite big (the current USD/EUR exchange rate has something to do with it), so now I have 16 books waiting to be read in my library (and a few more in my Amazon’s wish list). In recent times I have focused my reading mainly in agile development, ruby on rails, good programming practices and, to a lesser extent, user experience design.
I intend to write reviews of the books I read in the form of blog posts. I’ll link back the reviews from the book backlog, using a Now Reading feature that let you associate a post number to book entries.