I've been messing around with the Goodreads API this weekend. This API returns XML output for their endpoints. It would be nice to get JSON from them instead, many have even asked for this, but any data format is sufficient enough in the end.

For the curious, I am currently reading:

Refactoring To Collections by Adam Wathan

"Refactoring to Collections" is a book and video course that teaches you how to apply functional programming principles to write clean, maintainable PHP.

Learn how to use collection pipelines to break down ugly, complex functions into a series of simple transformations, free of loops, complex conditionals, and temporary variables.

Matter by Iain M Banks

In a world renowned within a galaxy full of wonders, a crime within a war. For one brother it means a desperate flight, and a search for the one - maybe two - people who could clear his name. For his brother it means a life lived under constant threat of treachery and murder. And for their sister, it means returning to a place she'd thought abandoned forever.

Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson

A major new novel from one of science fiction's most powerful voices, AURORA tells the incredible story of our first voyage beyond the solar system.

Brilliantly imagined and beautifully told, it is the work of a writer at the height of his powers.