I’ve been kicking around a minor change to the blog for a couple weeks. I’m still not 100% happy with how it looks right now, but I’m going to go with it for the time being.
Basically, Reader’s Notebook posts are disappearing. I will still be listing the books I read, but instead of doing a monthly listing, I will be posting each book individually on a new Reading page. You can either hit that link to see the first entry, or click on the Reading link up at the top of the page. Either way takes you there.
Why the change? A couple reasons.
First, it’s easier to write about each book that way. Sure, I could go ahead and write what I want and them let it sit for three weeks, but where’s the fun in that? This allows me to do a more thorough accounting of books I think deserve such treatment, rather than cutting it short because I have four other books to write about.
Second, I came across a nice personal blog on which the author has a reading section. She’s a web designer by trade, and uses a more complex blogging system than I do. Thus, she can do some really cool things I can’t do on WordPress. I’ve tested a few things over the past few weeks, and none matched the look she has. So I’m going with the closest thing that works without too much effort on my part.
I may continue to post a brief reminder here on the main page each time I update the Reading section, since I’d hate for you to miss out on a book.