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Schlubalybub December 5th, 2010 8:37 pm

Book Communities Online - Goodreads, Shelfari etc
 
www.goodreads.com

It's where you share what you've read, currently reading and about to read. You can also like quotes and post your own stories. I really like it although I've only just joined. My profile is http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/4608561

freelantzer December 6th, 2010 5:16 am

Re: Does anyone use Goodreads?
 
I haven't heard of goodreads before, but I am on Shelfari. Similar concept, I think. :tu:

Yoana December 6th, 2010 7:38 am

Re: Does anyone use Goodreads?
 
I do, and I love it!!! Here's my account: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/3632255 - feel free to add me as a friend.

bellatrix93 December 6th, 2010 12:04 pm

Re: Does anyone use Goodreads?
 
I have an account on Goodreads, but I much prefer (or am more partial to)Shelfari. I like it that you can create your own bookshelf and show the books you own on it, with the covers you have. The bookshelves also make it easier for you to navigate through your books, the ones you read/plan to read.

I haven't explored Goodreads well enough though, as I signed up on it when I already had an account on Shelfari for a long time.

The thing I liked most about Goodreads, though, is that it has a lot of books in different languages. I could find lots of my Arabic books on it easily, while on Shelfari there were almost no books in Arabic.

MistressofRaven December 6th, 2010 7:36 pm

Re: Does anyone use Goodreads?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Yoana (Post 5664972)
I do, and I love it!!! Here's my account: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/3632255 - feel free to add me as a friend.

I added you. My name's Meke on there.

Schlubalybub December 6th, 2010 8:12 pm

Re: Does anyone use Goodreads?
 
Anyone can friend me if they like :)

Green_Arrow December 6th, 2010 9:16 pm

Re: Does anyone use Goodreads?
 
It's really addictive to try and name all the books you've read once upon a time.

Spacecadet December 6th, 2010 11:33 pm

Re: Does anyone use Goodreads?
 
I love goodreads, Im spacecadet on there as well! I like being able to read reviews and see what others are reading, and i just won an arc on there the other day! :D

freelantzer December 7th, 2010 12:16 am

Re: Does anyone use Goodreads?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bellatrix93 (Post 5665035)
I have an account on Goodreads, but I much prefer (or am more partial to)Shelfari. I like it that you can create your own bookshelf and show the books you own on it, with the covers you have. The bookshelves also make it easier for you to navigate through your books, the ones you read/plan to read.

Yes! I love creating my bookshelf. Whenever I see a book I want to read, I add it to my Plans to Read shelf so I don't forget about it. And when I finish a book, I'm all excited to add it to my Read shelf. :D

I think we are already friends on there, but I'm not sure of your username there. :hmm:

bellatrix93 December 7th, 2010 5:13 am

Re: Does anyone use Goodreads?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by freelantzer (Post 5665365)
Yes! I love creating my bookshelf. Whenever I see a book I want to read, I add it to my Plans to Read shelf so I don't forget about it. And when I finish a book, I'm all excited to add it to my Read shelf. :D

Yes, it so exiting to see your books displayed on the shelf, especially for someone who owns lots of ebooks, like me! :D

Quote:

I think we are already friends on there, but I'm not sure of your username there. :hmm:
Yes, we are. I found you by mere chance, through one of your edits! :D.
Funnily enough, I don't remember my username there either :lol: (probably, because we log in using the email)

Anyways, here's my Goodreads account (feel free to add me):
http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/4459572

Yoana December 7th, 2010 7:23 am

Re: Does anyone use Goodreads?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bellatrix93 (Post 5665035)
I like it that you can create your own bookshelf and show the books you own on it, with the covers you have. The bookshelves also make it easier for you to navigate through your books, the ones you read/plan to read.

Goodreads allows for this, too.

I added back everyone who friended me. Thanks guys!

bellatrix93 December 7th, 2010 10:13 am

Re: Does anyone use Goodreads?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Yoana (Post 5665526)
Goodreads allows for this, too

Actual shelves? :hmm: I know you can categorize your books, but I don't if you can display them on an virtual shelf (like this).

lvngbooks December 7th, 2010 3:23 pm

Re: Does anyone use Goodreads?
 
Yes I use Goodreads too :) As far as I know, you can't display it like a shelf, like on shelfari.. But I like it nontheless!

This is my profile: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/4328483

Lord Godric December 10th, 2010 7:50 pm

Re: Does anyone use Goodreads?
 
I prefer Shelfari to Goodreads. If anyone else has a Shelfari account here's mine. Feel free to add me.

Lunatic December 10th, 2010 9:37 pm

Re: Does anyone use Goodreads?
 
I haven't before but I'm thinking about now. I read this review and then went to Goodreads for a recomendation. I then started reading reviews of other books I read and found it incredibly addicting and time wasting.

Melaszka December 10th, 2010 9:52 pm

Re: Does anyone use Goodreads?
 
I just joined (like I don't waste enough time on websites, as it is!).

http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/4645232

freelantzer December 10th, 2010 11:59 pm

Re: Does anyone use Goodreads?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lord Godric (Post 5667277)
I prefer Shelfari to Goodreads. If anyone else has a Shelfari account here's mine. Feel free to add me.

I added you. :)

Melaszka December 11th, 2010 3:42 pm

Re: Does anyone use Goodreads?
 
Anyone else finding the star rating a bit nonsensical, because you're not comparing like with like? When I gave The Da Vinci Code more stars than Mrs Dalloway, I realised I was committing an act of heresy, but how do you compare a throwaway piece of pulp fiction which you nonetheless found a thumping good read with a beautifully crafted literary masterpiece which is just not particularly to your taste?

leah49 December 11th, 2010 7:46 pm

Re: Does anyone use Goodreads?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Melaszka (Post 5667694)
Anyone else finding the star rating a bit nonsensical, because you're not comparing like with like? When I gave The Da Vinci Code more stars than Mrs Dalloway, I realised I was committing an act of heresy, but how do you compare a throwaway piece of pulp fiction which you nonetheless found a thumping good read with a beautifully crafted literary masterpiece which is just not particularly to your taste?

I know what you mean. Certain books I give higher ratings because they're part of my favorite series, but that doesn't necessarily mean I think they're better than books I give lower ratings to.

BTW, here's the link to me: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/3725802

Morning_Star December 11th, 2010 9:49 pm

Re: Does anyone use Goodreads?
 
I don't use Goodreads, because I got a Shelfari account first and couldn't see the point of going to another book site. It's here, feel free to add me - but tell me your CoS name, so I know who you are. :)


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