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Old December 25th, 2010, 9:24 am
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Re: Book Communities Online - Goodreads, Shelfari etc

Thanks so much for the explanation, lvngbooks. I'm going to try it next time I log in on Goodreads.

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The Never-Ending Quiz on Goodreads is fatally addictive. I wasted about an hour and a half on there this morning, when I only thought I'd been doing it for about 10-15 minutes. I'm absolutely rubbish at it, as well.
This sounds really exciting! I bet I'll not be able to answer anything in that quiz, though! .
Looks like there's a lot of stuff I have not discovered on Goodreads. I should probably visit it more often,


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Old December 25th, 2010, 12:48 pm
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You're welcome I'm just discovering more and more on Goodreads too, I only discovered the cover change thingie and the bookshelves thingie last week.

Warning about the Never ending book quiz/trivia section on Goodreads: VERY addicting. I can play it for hours on end without noticing that I've been on there for hours :P (and if you're not sure you can answer things, you can also search for things like 'Harry Potter' so you'll only get questions about HP )


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Old December 27th, 2010, 4:23 am
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I have a shelfari but just joined Goodreads too. I added a bunch of people who posted their links on here, but in case I missed anyone:

Shelfari
Goodreads
Hopefully the links work.

ETA: I've read a lot of trashy books because ... well, I have no idea why, actually. Don't judge me.


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Old December 27th, 2010, 3:28 pm
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Trashy books? I don't think there really are trashy books.. Just different tastes in what we like to read


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Old December 27th, 2010, 11:00 pm
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Trashy books? I don't think there really are trashy books.. Just different tastes in what we like to read
That's true. I meant trashy books as in books I knew would be bad but I went ahead and read them anyway.


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Old December 27th, 2010, 11:32 pm
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Sometimes those books can be fun. They're easier reads and you don't have to think much, if you know what I mean.


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Thanks for all the tips on Goodreads, everyone! I made an account a few years ago, but I've only started to pick it up recently. It's rather a lot of fun, isn't it? And that Never-Ending Quiz... gosh, I'm horrible at it Oh well.
Here's my Goodreads account.


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I made one earlier today on Shelfari - anyone can add me:

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I've only added the books I can think of or the ones I have in my room, so of course these are definitely not the only books I've read


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Old December 28th, 2010, 10:24 pm
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I had a thing on Facebook, but since FB changed it's profile page layout, I keep forgetting about it! I've decided to go with Shelfari because I like the interface better. I tried Good Reads a while ago, but it never took with me. I'll keep adding books, but for now you can see what I have here:
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It's heavy on the YA/Dystopian selection.


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Old December 29th, 2010, 6:22 pm
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Oh dear! I just got an account for Shelfari, and I must confess I like it loads better than Goodreads. The layout is much easier to navigate around.
Could someone who has Shelfari explain what 'Edits' are? It's not quite clear.


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Could someone who has Shelfari explain what 'Edits' are? It's not quite clear.
You can edit information on a book's page. If you click on any book, you will be taken to its page where you can write a summary, list favorite quotes, etc, etc.


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^ Oh, okay. Thanks!


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Old January 16th, 2011, 7:15 am
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On Goodreads, is there anyway you could completely remove a book from your shelves?


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Yes, there's an X next to every book on your "My books" page (on the right side).


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Old January 16th, 2011, 1:27 pm
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You can also remove a book from your bookshelves by going to 'my review' and go all the way to the bottom of that page, then click 'remove from my books'.


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I've just got a Goodreads account still finding my way around it, liking it so far! Still deciding whether I should give myself a target number of books to read for the reading challenge, I'm not that quick a reader so I don't want to pressure myself but its one of my new years resolution to read more Anyone can add me if they wish, I'd love to keep up with what other Cos-ers are reading http://www.goodreads.com/thatsizgirl


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I've just got a Goodreads account still finding my way around it, liking it so far! Still deciding whether I should give myself a target number of books to read for the reading challenge, I'm not that quick a reader so I don't want to pressure myself but its one of my new years resolution to read more Anyone can add me if they wish, I'd love to keep up with what other Cos-ers are reading http://www.goodreads.com/thatsizgirl
I added you I set a number of books to read this year but ive been hesitant in the past to do so, ive been keeping track of the books ive for the last two years now and this was the first year i set a goal and felt comfortable because i had my previous years totals to base it off of. So i understand you reluctance to do so as im not a very fast reader either.


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I've just got a Goodreads account still finding my way around it, liking it so far! Still deciding whether I should give myself a target number of books to read for the reading challenge, I'm not that quick a reader so I don't want to pressure myself but its one of my new years resolution to read more
I think I may have been a little ambitious in my target, but if I don't meet it, it's not like anything bad is going to happen.

I've added you as a friend, too.



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I tried the Never ending quiz yesterday, and it's really addicting! . I skipped more questions than I answered, of course. So many books I didn't even know the name of.

I started the goal thingy on Shelfari (it's a group called 50 books challenge, for Shelfari users). You don't have to read 50 books in one year, you can make a goal for yourself. I made a 30-books-goal, considering that I read more than 25 books last year.


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Old January 18th, 2011, 10:39 pm
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Thank you for the adds everyone!

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I added you I set a number of books to read this year but ive been hesitant in the past to do so, ive been keeping track of the books ive for the last two years now and this was the first year i set a goal and felt comfortable because i had my previous years totals to base it off of. So i understand you reluctance to do so as im not a very fast reader either.
That's a good idea, I shall try totting up roughly the number of books I read last year (if I can remember!) and try and base it on that, even if it's just one more book, it would be nice to improve


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I think I may have been a little ambitious in my target, but if I don't meet it, it's not like anything bad is going to happen.

I've added you as a friend, too.
I like the idea of having a target, and at least if it's high it might motivate you to read more as you keep aiming towards it I do like the idea of having something to aim for, I need that motivation sometimes


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