I did some more tinkering last night, and changed the Reading page. On del.icio.us I've set up some tags to indicate things (primarily books) that I've read or am currently reading. In addition I've also got a set of articles and books to read.I started off finding the html links and so used the object tag to reference the html.
and of course by introducing height and width tags it can be made to look a lot better
I get to display the most recent links saved to the reading tag in my list of del.icio.us bookmarks. Using this method I get to supplement my current styles with those provided through the styling. Some day I may try and change it to get the extra 5% of functionality I wanted but this is good enough for now.This is the third incarnation of a book list, but this is by far the simplest and easiest to maintain.