Books I Am Reading Hits 1,000 Members

Books I Am Reading is tiny site I created to experiment with design and track my reading. With small sites come small mile stones and I’m very excited to have my 1,000th account created.

The community is still very small. Only about 25% of accounts created have added a book. And only 10% have added several books. I’ve talked to several passionate users but I would guess there are no more then 20 or 30 users who use it as a way to truly track their reading.

But for a small web site with many bugs still present this is extremely gratifying.

it’s a trap

"If anyone thinks these two should not be wed speak now or forever hold your peace…"

"It's a Trap!"

Dear Interwebs,

When I send you google maps I have chosen the specific rout you will go. Google maps is just formating it nicely for me. Do not change the start location or the end location because otherwise google maps will have you swmming across the atlantic or some other batshit crazy directions.

That is all.

Video Games Make Us Illiterate

Some Librarian thinks libraries shouldn’t not have video games because they are secretly making us illiterate. I have to say I’ve been playing video games for so long I could barely find the box on the shelf that read “Big Brain Academy”. But in response I donned my Steven Colbert hat and left this comment:

I also have a problem with all picture books. What’s with all the pictures? you can’t read a picture! Who are these toddlers fooling? Learn to read! My mother gave me A Tale of Two Cities when I was one year old and I never looked back. If Charles Dickens didn’t think pictures would help people read then neither do I. Also Egyptian hieroglyphs. These pictures masquerading as words are not fooling anyone. I am apart of an ancient order of Librarians who originally formed to ban these “texts” from the Library of Alexandria. How King Tut fooled the people of Egypt in to thinking they were actually reading I’ll never know. And that’s the Word.