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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

A Beautiful Friendship
David Weber
The Gate to Women's Country
Sheri S. Tepper
Wild Things
Chloe Neill
Progress: 51 %
Dark Queen
Faith Hunter
Progress: 1 %
Magic Rises
Ilona Andrews
Progress: 100 %
The Black Company: The First Novel of 'The Chronicles of The Black Company'
Glen Cook
Progress: 100 %
Shannon Mayer
Progress: 100 %
Amazing Stories: Fall 2018
Steve Fahnestalk, Gary Dalkin, Robert Silverberg, Kameron Hurley, Julie Czerneda, Jack Clemons, Dave Creek, Drew Hayden Taylor, Paul Levinson, Shirley Meier, Allen Steele, Rudy Rucker, Lawrence Watt-Evans, Steve Davidson
Progress: 1 %
A Match Made in Spell: Lexi Balefire, Matchmaking Witch
Regina Welling, Erin Lynn
A Thousand Words for Stranger
Julie E. Czerneda

Favorite Book Quotes

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







Of all things requested or broken, well, goodreads just announced that one was fixed

Announcement was made at that link  that average ratings and number of reviews now immediately and automatically refresh instead of being in the 10-minute through 72-hour or longer cache like book searches and other features.


Good news for authors watching ratings and readers using them (both because when it took days to show up it really looked like a bug and because if review didn't show up yet you wondered if maybe was being censored or investigated).


Incredibly great news for the badly behaving and their sockpuppets/minions gaming the system with tons of fraudulent ratings because now they will show up quicker than goodreads staff can remove or readers flag.


I was yelled at (when I was a goodreads librarian) for giving authors directions on how to manually refresh ratings because it put extra work on the database.


Hopefully for anyone still using goodreads that means other heavily cached items (like search results,series info, etc.) are also being worked on. I suspect they were tired of getting bug reports about it.

Source: http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1927319-book-rating-stats-now-refresh-automatically?page=1#comment_number_1