Now, I don’t know how important it would be to people, but I had a tough time trying to figure out how to enable a LibraryThing widget on the sidebar of my WordPress.com blog (since No java-scripts are enabled). Finally, after browsing forums and with help from ngilmour, I managed to have “Random books from my Library” on my sidebar in the form of an image which links to the My LibraryThing catalog.
Here’s the code:
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All of this might give you the impression that I am a major bibliophile – Although that’s not completely untrue (I do enjoy reading books), I don’t eat, sleep and live books the way a typical bibliophile would – but then, neither do i claim my love for books to put on an act of psuedo-intellectualism.
Ok, enough of BS now, I am currently reading “The Undercover Economist” by Tim Harford. — Another one of the books on “popular economics”. I earlier read the widely read and recommended Freakonomics by Stephen D. Levitt. Although the book was written in a nice conversational style – a tone that most of books of this genre have adopted – it is a little too America-centric. All the examples are about recent / past economic phenomenon relating to America. I don’t exactly have a problem with that but the point is that I am much more at ease digesting examples like Starbucks and pharmacuetical companies (that The Undercover Economist talks about) than the Ku Klux Klan and drug-peddlers that Levitt generously uses as examples to drive home his points in Freakonomics.
Next on my book wish-list: Naked Conversations: How Blogs are Changing the Way Businesses Talk with Customers by Robert Scoble. I had a tough time dealing with the Rediff Customer Care over some Shipping and Delivery Issues. Eventually I decided not to bother myself too much with it for the time being and contact Wiley India – the publishers. Feedback about the book would be appreciated.