170 Followers
170 Following
LG

Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Space Battle Lunchtime Volume 1: Lights, Camera, Snacktion!
Natalie Reiss
Progress: 20/120 pages
Fluency
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
Medical School for Everyone: Grand Rounds Cases
Professor Roy Benaroch, The Great Courses, The Great Courses
Progress: 34/725 minutes

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.