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Debbie's Spurts

Just an avid reader. Mostly SF/Fantasy, some hobbies, paranormal, urban fantasy and lighter, fluffier things.


Currently reading

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking
Samin Nosrat, Wendy MacNaughton
Bring Me Their Hearts
Sara Wolf
House of Earth and Blood
Sarah J. Maas
A Selection of Designs inspired by Iznik & Delft Pottery in Cross Stitch: 16 stunning floral cross stitch designs
Durene Jones
Ain't Love a Witch?
Dakota Cassidy
Progress: 1 %
The Old Witcheroo
Dakota Cassidy
Gemina (The Illuminae Files)
Jay Kristoff, Amie Kaufman
Progress: 100 %
The Dragonbone Chair
Tad Williams
Progress: 14 %

Favorite Book Quotes

"Never interrupt your enemy while he is making a mistake"— Lois McMaster Bujold







It's Getting Hard To Resist Posting Some Librarian Edits on Goodreads

Looking back at my December book activity, 9 out of 10 books on goodreads needed librarian edits (mostly uncombined editions and misspelled or formatted author names but a surprising number of descriptions overwritten with foreign languages).


Once upon a time before I had them revoke my librarian status upon amazon purchase, I would have immediately fixed.


Once upon a time before September non-announcement, I would have asked in librarians group for someone to fix.


Now I mostly just get the urge for a favorite author or an author/series that I had done a lot of work on while librarian.


But, I've been good.  The only librarian edits I've requested have been the removal of advertisements, purchase links, event promotions, etc. from vandalizing the book synopsis — the good for book sales and no doubt of use to  amazon but against stated policy on goodreads things.  If I was there more and paying close enough attention, I'd also scream if any covers in my book catalog were changed on me.


Between the amazon overwrites of perfectly good data (plus locking data away from librarian correction), decrease in librarian activity (see response times in librarians group September to November), all the very new names in librarians group, amazon  not caring about member book catalogs (or goodreads book database) so long as their books currently for sale data feed is on goodreads --


It's really a perfect opportunity for booklikes, Leafmarks or other sites to grow a book catalog to eventually be better and more trusted than the goodreads one I suspect most of us still use to look up lots of book information because it is currently the best thanks to our efforts.


I'm really patting myself on the back for what I have not posted in gr librarians group.  Because I know how hard it has been.