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Old December 5th, 2010, 8:37 pm
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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


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I haven't heard of goodreads before, but I am on Shelfari. Similar concept, I think.


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Old December 6th, 2010, 7:38 am
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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.


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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.


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Old December 6th, 2010, 7:36 pm
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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.


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Anyone can friend me if they like


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Old December 6th, 2010, 9:16 pm
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It's really addictive to try and name all the books you've read once upon a time.


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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!


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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.

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


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

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Yes, we are. I found you by mere chance, through one of your edits! .
Funnily enough, I don't remember my username there either (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


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Old December 7th, 2010, 7:23 am
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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!


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


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Old December 7th, 2010, 3:23 pm
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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


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


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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.


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I just joined (like I don't waste enough time on websites, as it is!).

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I prefer Shelfari to Goodreads. If anyone else has a Shelfari account here's mine. Feel free to add me.
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Old December 11th, 2010, 3:42 pm
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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?


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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


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Old December 11th, 2010, 9:49 pm
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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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