Syncing with Goodreads and Calibre
I continue to be confused by how this program is supposed to work. The documentation seems to be very outdated with entire sections and features missing. There's no mention of "Use GoodReads shelves as user reading list" or an explanation of how that works different from syncing to shelves, or any information on syncing the Read status with Calibre. It's very confusing so I have had to do my best to just guess, but it's still not working properly.
This is my setup: I'm using the linuxserver docker container on Unraid. I have Settings > Interface set to Use User Accounts. I have Settings > Importing set to Use GoodReads shelves as user reading list I have Settings > User Admin set to "read" and "toread" for the Calibre columns. I only have one user.
I have finally gotten it to sync Goodreads with LL as far as the Read status, however, all of my "Wanted" books in LL are listed as "Unread" not "Want to read" in Goodreads. Is this intentional? Also, I added a book to GoodReads as "Want to read" and it did not import it to LL. Shouldn't it?
I also cannot get LL to sync the read status with Calibre at all. LL created the custom columns in Calibre but does not populate them. I mark something read in LL, it does not show read in Calibre. I mark something read in Calibre, it does not show as read in LL. When I try to run the "Calibre Sync" option under Manage it gets stuck and if I try to run it again it says "Calibre Sync is already running" until I restart LL, but the log doesn't show any progress.
I am normally very computer savvy. I've been using computers since before Windows existed and the internet since before there was a web. I built my box and setup my Unraid server and every other VM and container I use without any difficulty. It is very frustrating that this is so counter-intuitive.