Currently reading: Tea with the Black Dragon by R. A. Macavoy, ISBN: 9781497642294

Currently reading: Tea with the Black Dragon by R. A. Macavoy, ISBN: 9781497642294

Finished reading: Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All, with Cocktails, Recipes & Formulas by Brad Thomas Parsons, ISBN: 9781580083591

Finished reading: Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All, with Cocktails, Recipes & Formulas by Brad Thomas Parsons, ISBN: 9781580083591

Currently reading: I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life by Ed Yong, ISBN: 9780062368607

Currently reading: I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life by Ed Yong, ISBN: 9780062368607

IndieBookClub

I’ve been an avid reader since I was a little kid, but very much not a tracker of things I read. In 6th grade I could have gotten some little prizes for reading a lot, if I’d been willing to go to the trouble of documenting the things I read, but I seriously could not be bothered to do so.

Very occasionally though, I miss having a record of things I’ve read, such as when somebody asks me, “Read any good books lately?”

I never signed up for Goodreads, and was glad I had not when they got bought. (Letting large corporations use my data to improve their bottom line bugs me on principle.) But just now I learned about IndieBookClub, which (like micro.blog) provides an interface for posting—in this case your reading activity—to your own website.

As a non-tracker from way back, I’m probably not likely to become a tracker just because there’s a new cool tool for tracking, but you never know.

Edited to add: I have posted my first book.