The best of 7books, so far!
Hey fellow book lovers. I've been hard at work on the back-end of the site (no sniggering in the back there) and I've forgotten to keep the front end updated with all the goodness! Here's what I've been doing mainly: coding. In the dark, with a cat to keep me company:
This site is still mainly in it's testing but even so there have been some amazing lists added to the site. There are 243 lists in total now! I've read every single one and here are my favourites so far (in no particular order):
Books I'm currently reading
This list opened my eyes to the fact that CS Lewis wrote science fiction (who knew!). Check out Out of the silent planet by CS Lewis
The books that spring to mind!
by my good friend Emilia
This list has some lovely books on it (including some more CS Lewis) but I particularly like the theme, with all the descriptions explaining why the book springs to mind!
Old school sci-fi
Wonderful! I love sci-fi and I love the fact that I've never even heard of these books. Definitely going to be checking some of these out. Particularly intrigued by Babel-17
Books I love
There are only two books on this list and I've read neither of them but something about the descriptions draws me in and entices me! Both have been added to my (ever-growing!) wishlist for some winter reading. I'd highly recommend you do the same! Look how enticing this is....
Great Stories of Food & Cooking
by my US buddy Randfish
What's not to like? Stories, cooking, food. I'm a big fan of all three of those! Particularly intriguing for me is Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
. It sounds like food, cooking, stories and detectives! (maybe...).
7 books you need to read
Melissa knows a thing or two about books and I've read a bunch of books off this list. Enough to know that the ones I've not read I certainly need to!
The 7 Books I Recommend Most Often
by wonder writer Lucy
I've read enough books recommended by Lucy to know that I need to read these! The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
is sat by my bedside right now waiting to be read:
I'm glad you asked! Well what you see me coding in the photo up top is an auto-complete function which runs off the Amazon API. This will enable you all to add lists quicker and more easily hopefully and for me to know exactly what book you're talking about rather than having to link to a crappy search results page on Amazon. I'm getting there, I've inserted some Ajax magic with the help of my little friend jQuery but there's still lots to do so don't expect it just yet! Maybe a Christmas present to the friends of 7books...?
In the meantime, here's to the next 243 lists!