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Posted on Sunday 4 September 2011 at 10:51 am

Read Sidebar

I updated the look of the recently read section on my sidebar. I'm sure most of you only read my entries on your flists and don't come to my actual page that often, but when you do, be sure to check out the sidebar where you can find all the books I've read recently (for fun not books for work). The new look of it is a heavily modified version of a Goodreads widget code and I absolutely LOVE the way it looks now! I've been hit or miss about updating it in the past, but this time I think I've got a system down. It would ideally be able to auto update from a Goodreads widget (I always update my reading lists at Goodreads) but LJ prohibits the auto updating widgets. Instead I should be able to have Goodreads generate the code and paste it in with far less work on my end than the ways I've been doing in the past. Less work = less time = greater likelihood I'll update it regularly.

Anywho, come check out the new look and tell me what you think! Any problems? Suggestions for improvement? Want to tell me I'm insane and the new look is terrible?


gilpin25 at 5:03 pm on 05 September 2011 (UTC) (Link)
It looks really good - very snazzy having your most recent reads on the bookmark as well, lol.

I've been meaning to read the Mark Haddon novel for many years now, and obviously I should judging by your rating!
bratty_jedi at 6:34 pm on 05 September 2011 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. I dig having all the books on the bookmark. It's like a semi highbrow and literary version of the old sexist and annoying trope of the notches on the bed post / belt.

Curious Incident was a really great book. Some of it was a little predictable and off, but the voice of the main character was fantastically done and more than made up for any other flaws, IMO.

PS Has commenting changed for you? When I replied to you, I didn't get the inline quick reply box but instead got taken to a full comment page and there are about 10 reply "From" options now, which I find incredibly annoying.
gilpin25 at 6:51 pm on 05 September 2011 (UTC) (Link)
It's like a...version of the old sexist and annoying trope of the notches on the bed post/belt.

LOL. Pity the poor authors with no stars!

PS Has commenting changed for you?

No, nothing I've noticed. Though there has been a few LJ glitches/weird new things since the last lot of downtime.

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