Tuesday, February 5, 2008

State of the Blog

Those very attentive souls will have noticed some changes to the bar on the right hand side of the blog. I have had some complaints about how the calendar appeared on the blog and that it was difficult to see the events. Thus, I have just made a link to another web site that just shows the calendar.

Beyond that, there is a new bar that shows some news items that I have found interesting. The most recent items that I share in Google Reader will show up in that bar. Items may range from the most recent space news, to art sales, to whatever.

Finally, I am once again keeping a list of books I have finished either reading or listening to in 2008. You can keep track of my progress throughout the year. Last year I fell off from updating the list, I hope to do better this year. Currently I am in the middle of reading the following books (yes all at the same time), so PLEASE, no spoilers:
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (started in 2007)
  • The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray
  • The Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanly Robinson (started in 2007)
  • The China Road by Rob Gifford (audio)
And probably some others that I have forgotten and will have to start over.

1 comment:

Cmaaarrr!!! said...

Excellent ideas, all!

I especially like the idea of using this forum to track, and comment on, what you are reading. Hopefully the "currently reading" list doesn't get much longer, though. :)