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💻 Books

I had been feeling that Goodreads was not the best tool for me to manage my books. Here are some of the reasons:

I wanted a simpler solution, so I built my own. It consists of a series of text files which include:

There is a generate.py file which takes these in and generates the following on a site:

Management is simple as it's just text files of books/authors (and tags in one of them) that I can edit in vim. It doesn't do counts for the year. There are no goals. It's just a history of the books I want to read and the books I've read, which is exactly what I needed.

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