I’m a Librarian ….

… well I’m still an accountant actually, but I have just got myself upgraded to Librarian status on Good Reads.

Why?

Mainly so that I can add covers and descriptions to the books in my collection that are out of print and missing those things.

Partly to make my own collection look nice, and partly from wanting to be evangelical about books that aren’t as well-known as they should be.

Tonight I added covers to the out of print Virago Modern Classics editions of Winifred Holtby’s books.

And then I noticed that the book I’m reading at the moment –  Winter Rhapsody by Dorothy Edwards – was missing a cover. So I added it, and as there wasn’t a description either I added the one on the back of my copy.

It’s strangely addictive … which is why, I’m afraid,  the book I was going to write about tonight will have to wait until tomorrow.

10 responses

    • Good, because I’m hopefully going to be doing something useful, but a little nerve-wracking in case I do something horribly wrong!

  1. “With great power comes great responsibility.”

    I’ve mostly used my librarian status to make corrections like page numbers that are wrong, stuff like that. I should try and find more book covers. I’ll have to look for your changes!

    • I’m just looking at book covers and descriptions for the moment. I hate it when you hear about a book but there’s no cover and you can’t see what it’s about.

    • Ouch! I’ve resolved just to work on my own books that I have to hand at the moment, because I can see the possibility of addiction.

  2. Oh gosh, me too! I eagerly awaited the day when I had added fifty books so that I would be able to apply to be a librarian so that I could edit all those niggling little errors. It’s so satisfying to be able to put things right.

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