Widget Nirvana

The wonderful WordPress wizards have answered our prayers: we have a GoodReads widget now!

Check it out!  Over there, on the left sidebar.  Cool, huh?  I got all three of my book shelves going.

GoodReads, an online community of readers, is a place where you can list all the books you’ve read, rate them, and then keep track of books you want to read or are reading.  You can also have friends and share comments on books.  I don’t participate much on the site (if you do, feel free to add me as a friend), but I do visit regularly to update my reading status.

Having all those cool book covers on my blog is something I have coveted since GoodReads came out with website widgets for members to use on their own blogs or web pages since, like, forever.  But!  As some of you know, WordPress works in the cloud, which means they restrict code to ensure that their platform doesn’t get bogged down by errant html or what-have-you.  So, for what seemed like ages, we WordPress users could not easily display our GoodReads bookshelves.

Fast forward to, well, today, and now we can!

Happy Reading! 🙂

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