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Familiar Diversions

I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.

Currently reading

The Caves of Steel
Isaac Asimov
The Blue Sword
Recorded Books LLC, Diane Warren, Robin McKinley
Progress: 73/735 minutes
Daughter of Mystery
Heather Rose Jones
Progress: 251/399 pages
50 Girls 50 and Other Stories
Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta, Gary Groth
Space Battle Lunchtime Volume 1: Lights, Camera, Snacktion!
Natalie Reiss
Progress: 20/120 pages
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: A Novel
Becky Chambers
Progress: 148/441 pages
The Count of Monte Cristo
Alexandre Dumas, Bill Homewood, Naxos AudioBooks
Progress: 667/3165 minutes
A Matter of Oaths
Helen S. Wright
Progress: 101/277 pages
Report on the Selected Problems of the Technical Departments of the University of Illinois Library
Raynard C. Swank
Progress: 20/42 pages

BookLikes database maintenance

I felt like doing some BookLikes database maintenance tonight and thought I'd post some comments about that. One thing that pleases me: when I change the edition I have on my shelves, the edition you see on my review also changes. I love that! I changed some by hand ages ago, but it was difficult and took more steps than I would have liked.


Another thing that pleases me: even though I'm not a BookLikes Librarian, so far any changes I've made have been approved within a few hours of me making them. Not bad.


I do wish that there was a bit more guidance for certain things. Maybe Librarians get more info? For example, series titles - should they be listed in the Title field as well as the Series field? If they aren't, does that affect searching? With a lot of manga, I've seen series title and numbering included in the Title field, but not any of the series fields.


One thing I've noticed: I've been pretty bad about adding the edition I actually read to my shelves. Part of me thinks "Eh, I don't really care." And part of me wants to start being better about having more accurate data, so I can potentially look at nifty stats later on. I'm sure my LibraryThing collections are a mess, and I know my BookLikes shelves are. For someone who catalogs books for a living, I've been pretty sloppy with my personal records. I'm going to try to be better. Let's see how long that lasts. :-)