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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

The Tokyo Zodiac Murders (Pushkin Vertigo)
Shika MacKenzie, Soji Shimada, Ross MacKenzie
Progress: 102/316 pages
The Bishop's Pawn (A Marc Edwards Mystery Book 7)
Don Gutteridge
Progress: 47/239 pages
Welcome to Night Vale: A Novel
Dylan Marron, Jeffrey Cranor, Cecil Baldwin, Retta Andresen, Joseph Fink, Harper Audio, Dan Bittner, Therese Plummer
Progress: 290/722 minutes
Jane Jensen: Gabriel Knight, Adventure Games, Hidden Objects (Influential Video Game Designers)
Jennifer deWinter, Carly A. Kocurek, Anastasia Salter
The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't
Robert I. Sutton
Progress: 140/210 pages
The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality
Julie Sondra Decker
The Mystic Marriage
Heather Rose Jones
Progress: 302/426 pages
Ichi-F: A Worker's Graphic Memoir of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant
Kazuto Tatsuta
Progress: 448/553 pages
The Naked Sun
Isaac Asimov
Progress: 20/187 pages
Fluency
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages

A new BookLikes feature

ETA: If you're not able to see the full list of emojis, clear your cache. I did, and my broken list fixed itself.

 

Nifty, I caught another new BookLikes feature. It looks like they're still working out the kinks, though.

 

 

They seem to be going Facebook-y on us, adding the option to note how you feel about a particular post you're writing. At the moment, the dropdown appears to be broken (at least on Firefox - I haven't tried other browsers), so most of the emoticons/feelings are hidden.

 

I feel neutral about this (heh). Since my posts themselves generally say how I feel about something, I'm not sure that adding an emoticon for how I feel would be very worthwhile, although some may appreciate the change more.

 

A few changes I'd still really like to see:

  • The ability to export, at the very least, your shelves. Two years ago, BL said they'd add this, and they still haven't gotten around to it.
  • I would like the different genres on the Explore page to only show reviews of books in those genres. At the moment, those sections appear to still be based on the genres that BL users have indicated they read - not very useful.
  • Printer-friendly versions of the reading lists.