Between Music and Books

Since our life is not only computer, work and programming, for once we leave the digital world to talk a little about music and books.

My music (in the website is interactive)
My music (in the website is interactive)

Playing, listening music and reading books are some of my favourite hobbies. In my free time I enjoy to play piano, listen some electro-swing or read an amazing historic book. But my website did not give enough emphasis on these important parts of my life: for this reason I create two new pages under the new category “More about me”.

One page is for music:

The other one for books:

I had a little problem to illustrate these two hobbies since I do not have a very definite taste. For example for music I listen rock, classic music, Italian pop, epic metal, Irish music, soundtrack and so on. About books I am not better since I enjoy fantasy, science fiction, historical, politics, detectives stories, thriller…

My books (in the website is interactive)
My books (in the website is interactive)

To solve this bad situation, I recovered two of my favourite social networks: and Goodreads. The first one collects all my listened music between a process called “scrobbling”, the second one is a good list of my reading in the past years. By using the available apis and widgets, it was not difficult to obtain two elegant interactive showcases.

As last thing I cannot conclude the section music without showing a little my ability to play piano. For this purpose I embedded two videos with me on the piano.

Have fun!

Stefano Martin