Books I Am Reading now has Javascript Embeds

Over at Books I Am Reading many people have ask for an easy way to put books on their website so I have moved this feature up in the queue. If you go to the account section you will find 4 embeds: Recent Activity, Currently Reading, Want to Read and Finished Reading.

Just paste that code in to any website that lets you add javascript. Many sites do not allow javascript but most blog platforms do like wordpress or blogger.

If you look at the code there is a count value that you can set to any number to show more or less books.

let me know if there is anyway this widget can work better for you.

Update:The HTML is extremely basic and can be easily styled to your liking. Here’s an example:

and here is the CSS I used:

#booksiamreading ul li {list-style:disc inside; margin-left:20px; line-height:1.5em;} #booksiamreading .biar_title { font-weight:900; font-size:130%; line-height:2em;}

The Time Paradox: The New Psychology of Time

It’s been a while since there has been an amazing talk at google. This is one of them.


This really explains personality types a lot. You can take the test here. Here are my results:

Past-negative 2.70 Past-positive 2.78 Present-hedonistic 2.53 Present-fatalistic 1.44 Future 3.77

This is a graph with the 50% mark being “average” and the red dots being an “ideal time perspective” and the green being my scores. Clearly they think I should enjoy my past more (Past Positive) and live more in the moment (Present Hedonism). I’m mostly future oriented but you can tell I’m still below the “ideal”. Which I think rings true since I am very good at thinking about the future but not as good as I wish I was at enacting the plans to get to that future. Here’s more info on the perspective types.