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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
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

Book sites, post-GR - my experiences so far

Debbie's post on book sites inspired me to do my own post on how my post-GR experience has been going, mostly because I started to write a super-long comment on her post and then felt weird about it, lol. So, here goes.


I'm still using a combination of BookLikes, my own blog, and LibraryThing. I cross-post all my book reviews on all three sites, do occasional reading status updates only on BookLikes, and post TV/movie reviews only on my own blog.

BookLikes has been working very, very well for me in terms of interaction with other readers, to the point that I've probably been posting more here than on my own blog. Also, I really like how easy it is to link a particular book to a post - it's one aspect of BookLikes I wish I could carry over to my Blogger blog. However, BookLikes still stinks as a personal catalog, so that's where LibraryThing comes in. My blog acts as an additional backup for my reviews, plus as a place where I can post reviews that I don't feel are appropriate for more book-oriented sites like BookLikes and LT.

For the most part, I feel like I've filled the GR hole...except in terms of reviews. GR was excellent as a place I could go to and generally be guaranteed at least a few reviews for almost any title I looked up. LibraryThing just doesn't seem to have as many reviews - plus, there's no way to zero in on just 1- or 2-star reviews. I have a feeling BookLikes might have a higher concentration of reviews, but, until they have their own database, finding everything at once for a single work and then zeroing in on just the ones I want is basically impossible.