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I read a lot, they tell me. And I do keep somewhat sloppy records of what I read in goodreads.com ... I even sometimes write short reviews of those books I read! But until now that content was "over there" instead of being "over here".

Sure, I could copy/paste everything one way or the other and keep them in sync. But what sort of no-good nerd would I be if I created a repetitive task for myself? Answer: a very no-good one.

So, I am automating it, and just because why not, I am turning it into a generic "merge any random feed into your Nikola site, even if it needs tweaking and the metadata you want is hidden in random fields and then you need to reformat the output so it looks sorta nice" via a Nikola plugin.

That plugin is very much a WIP but as you can see in the goodreads tag it does work somewhat, and it will get better over time.

You can see that plugin here: https://plugins.getnikola.com/v7/continuous_import

Wolf Moon (Luna #2)

  • Author: Ian McDonald
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    The first book in this series (former duology, now trilogy, grrr) is an abrupt change of tone from the first one. When Luna was a firehose of world building, Wolf Moon is heavy with characters, while still pushing enough plot for five song of ice and fire books.

    Loved it.

Apocalypticon

  • Author: Clayton Smith
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  • Review:

    The world building is very interesting, and there are some very funny parts, but it doesn't really work for me. I can see how some may like it much more than me, there are lots of things to like in it.