I moved my personal page from Wordpress to Jekyll. It is exactly what I was looking for: a simple but customizable platform I can manage editing plain text files.

I imported my reading list into the new platform. In WordPress, I was using now reading plugin and in Jekyll, I wanted to use its collections feature. I exported now reading books table into CSV and used this script to generate Jekyll entries and download covers automatically.

I also wanted to have a mechanism to create new book entries quickly. I created this little library to fetch books metadata from amazon and a rake task to generate entries automatically. It downloads book covers and serves them locally since one of the problems with now reading is that Amazon urls tend to change without notice.

I miss writing things from time to time. Hopefully, the new platform will help me revamp my personal site.