DonAithnen (donaithnen) wrote,
DonAithnen
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I called (well, emailed) sick into work again today =P

I had a quick question i wanted to ask jmpava, so while waiting for him to get online i took a look at the new MediaChest/LibraryThing component to Google Books that akiko posted about. I started putting books in by ISBN and after about two shelves of books i ended up with this: donaithnen's library (48)

However in the process i also found about 10 books that couldn't be added by ISBN. For two or three of them i managed to look up the books by normal searches, looked through the different versions and found one with a matching ISBN number which just wasn't being matched for some reason. For the rest they either didn't have the version i have, or they didn't even have the book at all!

Since i saved the list of the ones that couldn't be added so i can try again later i might as well throw it in here:

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S.M. Stirling
The Sky People
978-0-765-31488-8

The Sunrise Lands
978-0-451-46170-4

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Lois McMaster Bujold
The Curse of Chalion
0-380-97901-2

The Hallowed Hunt (Hardback)
0-06-057462-3

The Hallowed Hunt (Paperback)
978-0-06-057474-1
0-06-057474-7

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Martha Wells
The Gate of Gods
978-0-380-80800-7
0-380-80800-5

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Jane Lindskold
Wolf Captured
0-765-34823-3

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Patricia Briggs
Moon Called
0-441-01381-3

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James Alan Gardner
Commitment Hour
0-380-79827-1


The three or four of those i tried out on MediaChest all worked (LibraryThing didn't seem to have an ISBN search) and both MediaChest and LibraryThing seem to have better/more interesting interfaces at the moment. Clearly Google has some more work to do on this one (which isn't always the case for some of their "Beta" projects.)

So now i need to decide if i'm going to try and go back to sleep, or go out and get some lunch (and maybe buy some orange juice, though i don't know if that actually helps with coughy/congested stuff.)
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