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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

The Dark Victorian: Risen Volume One
Elizabeth Watasin
Progress: 35/97 pages
Welcome to Night Vale: A Novel
Dylan Marron, Jeffrey Cranor, Cecil Baldwin, Retta Andresen, Joseph Fink, Harper Audio, Dan Bittner, Therese Plummer
Progress: 211/722 minutes
Death Note: Another Note
NisiOisiN
Progress: 54/176 pages
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 BookLikes searching thing I just found out

When searching in BookLikes, whether you use "&" or "and" matters. I figured this out when I tried to find posts on "Fire & Flood" by searching for "fire and flood." The posts I wanted only came up when I searched "fire & flood."

 

I kind of want to sit down and figure out all the quirks in BookLikes' searching, but it reminds me a little too much of what I do at work. Maybe later.

 

Things I know so far:

  • If you want your posts to be findable via Dashboard searching, tagging is super-important, especially if you haven't linked your post to a book. Having the appropriate words in your post's title is not good enough, because Dashboard searching does not search post titles, at least not yet.
  • Site features aren't the only things constantly being tweaked on BookLikes. Just a few short months ago, searches for 3-character words (like "wtf" or "cat") didn't work. I reported the problem, and at some point it was quietly fixed. Yay, BookLikes!

 

ETA: My second bullet point turns out to be the reason why "fire & flood" and "fire and flood" bring up different results. In the case of "fire & flood," I think "&" isn't being included in the search at all. "Fire and flood" treats "and" like a word, so "and" and "&" aren't seen as the same thing. I know that people don't always know how to use Boolean operators, but they're really useful to people who do. I'm kind of hoping BookLikes includes them in some kind of advanced search in the future. Another thing to add to my personal BookLikes wishlist...