Inspired by Keith Martin’s Reading Notes, I’ve decided to try writing a short review of every book that I read, starting today. I expect that most reviews will be 100 to 250 words.
Why? Like my Picture of the Day project, it should help me think a little harder about what I’m reading, if I know that I’m going to have to say something pithy about it. I’m a better photographer than I am a reviewer, so the exercise should be good for me.
Now you know why I put together a way of Rating with Stars for dasBlog yesterday.
The first two reviews have already been written and will follow shortly.
- Abusing Amazon images showed me how to grab the book covers.
- I’m using my Amazon Associates ID to link to the books, http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/ISBN/georgvreill-20 Unless my readership grows signficantly larger, I’ll be lucky if I haul in as much as $10 per year.
- Right now, I’m filling out a little template in a text file and generating HTML. In time, I hope to add some plumbing behind the scenes to generate automatic indexes of authors, keywords, etc. But first, some content.