Posts about goodreads

A Night in the Lonesome October

  • Author: Roger Zelazny
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    Ah, that pleasure of finding out there was a whole book I had not read of an author I really like.

    This book is awesome, but then again, it's a Zelazny book so you already knew that. It's also fun, and the premise is very weird. Which are nice to haves.

Invasion (Alien Invasion, #1)

  • Author: Sean Platt
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    Is there a name for a character that is a Mary Sue and also a raging, giant asshole? It should be called a Meyer Dempsey, like this book's protagonist.

    This is not a great book. It's probably not even a good book. I did finish it and I may give the 2nd one in the series a chance because it's free and it's a somewhat reasonable escapist fantasy, and that's about all the good things I can say about it.

The Handmaid's Tale

  • Author: Margaret Atwood
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    A true classic. As most classics it's not exactly a light read, and this one in particular is unrelentingly depressing.

    Still, a must read.

    A special +1 to Claire Danes reading in the audiobook, it's amazing.

Run Program

  • Author: Scott Meyer
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    I wanted to love this book like I love the author's previous ones. But I could not.

    It's probably me, not him, since I am having a hard time finishing books lately, which means I am sort of forcing it. So, don't worry Scott!

Cumulus

  • Author: Eliot Peper
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    So, Alphabet owns Uber and they are actually Waymos. And Alphabet is owned by this daughter of chinese immigrants that likes basketball, and Steph Curry is a druglord. More or less that's the idea. Not really my cup of tea, but not horrible by any means.

Books on this site

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