I've looked at a few options for recording what books I've read. I have registeed with some on-line
services such as LibraryThing
and Reader2. There is also
BookCrossing that can be used for similar
I've been writing reviews on this site for a while, but I wanted something I could control that
would apply a little more structure, whilst making it easier to provide Amazon links that will
benefit Gothic Mede Lower School if anyone uses them to buy
I am currently experimenting with a Pyblosxom plugin called
Booklist. This allows
you to compile a list of books in a text file and will generate a nice page like
this via a template file.
I'm using his example template for now and have not quite worked out how to get the Amazon link to
work, but I will investigate further. I've already updated the Python source code to get the book covers
from the European site rather than the US one.
For most of my life I've had to wear glasses to compensate for my extreme
. This is not a problem
in my day to day life. I've worn contact lenses in the past for reasons of
looking better in my younger days and later for safety when practicing
, but have got out
of that habit lately. The time when glasses are really a pain is when I
am swimming. I can wear old glasses to allow me to see what is going on,
but these do no good underwater and can get dislodged.
Before our holiday I invested in some
(mine came from the local Boots)
that come in various strengths, mine being the maximum in the range. They have
transformed my swimming. I can now do proper breaststroke without losing my
glasses and have been attempting crawl with a few issues on the breathing. They also
allow me to see underwater and keep up with my daughter who likes to spend more
time under the water than on top. The goggles made my holiday more enjoyable by
allowing me to keep an eye on the kids whilst swimming and still have some fun.