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If you list it as the series it counts as one book but if you list each one individually it counts as separate books.
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No, the books I read were complete editions in one volume. My brother got me the Barnes and Noble hardbound edition of The Chronicles of Narnia for Chrstmas and my sister bought a one volume edition of Lord of the Rings a few years ago which I'm reading now.
That edition of the Narnia Chronicles must be one really thick book! I would probably list them as individual books, myself, so I could get full credit. Isn't that ridiculous? I feel a bit like a school kid, "getting credit" for reading.


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Old April 8th, 2011, 4:11 pm
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Lol no I would totally do that, too. I want my credit! I have several boxed sets that Goodreads won't count the books in them, so I added them as seperate books as well.. A book is a book!


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Okay, any of you other Shelfari users who can explain me this follower thingy?


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Okay, any of you other Shelfari users who can explain me this follower thingy?
I think (but I'm not sure) that it's the same thing as being friends. I noticed that my followers are the same as my friends.


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I think (but I'm not sure) that it's the same thing as being friends. I noticed that my followers are the same as my friends.
Yeah, I noticed that, too. I think it's new because I've never seen it until recently. Did they just change the term "friends" to "followers"? Or do they still list friends, too?


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Well, I have 12 followers and am following 11 people, so I don't think it's exactly like friends. But I went to my account settings, and I changed it so that I have to confirm if people want to follow me, so I think that it will work the same as friends now.

I went to the friends tab on my profile; it looks like it's been changed to followers instead of friends, yes. But I think it's a pretty recent change.


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Well, I have 12 followers and am following 11 people, so I don't think it's exactly like friends. But I went to my account settings, and I changed it so that I have to confirm if people want to follow me, so I think that it will work the same as friends now.

I went to the friends tab on my profile; it looks like it's been changed to followers instead of friends, yes. But I think it's a pretty recent change.
Ah, I see, so basically they changed your current friends to followers and now allow anyone to follow you without your confirmation (unless you change your settings) instead of you having to confirm your friends like in the past. Don't really get why they changed it, but it doesn't really bother me.


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I've left Shelfari because it irritated me with this whole Amazon account sign-in. I've gone back to goodreads. I have to recreate my whole library. I believe you can find me under xhanax315.


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I've left Shelfari because it irritated me with this whole Amazon account sign-in. I've gone back to goodreads. I have to recreate my whole library. I believe you can find me under xhanax315.
It irritated me, too. Why don't you add this page to your favourites?

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Why did the Amazon login irritate you guys? I found it an easy way to update my shelf with all the books I've purchased in the past that I might've forgotten about. Do you guys not have an Amazon account? I could see how that could be irritating.


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Why did the Amazon login irritate you guys? I found it an easy way to update my shelf with all the books I've purchased in the past that I might've forgotten about. Do you guys not have an Amazon account? I could see how that could be irritating.
I don't have an Amazon account, and I've barely bought any books from them (that was through my brother's account, too), so the feature wouldn't have been that useful for me. I tried to get a password, but I don't remember why it didn't work, . So I just use the Shelfari sign, now.


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[quote=bellatrix93;5736412]It irritated me, too. Why don't you add [url= page to your favourites?

Added you, .[/QUOTE]

I was using that when they first changed it, but then every time I tried signing in, I'd have to reset my pssword just to login. It got to the point where it stopped sending me password reset emails and it really ticked me off.


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I love Goodreads. It's exceedingly useful in helping me keep track of all the books I've read, and also REALLY helpful in finding new & awesome series to read. Great little community. My username is Rabbit, if anyone wants to follow feel free I'm really not into the whole followers thing either way. I love to talk to other book fanatics on there, though. Tons of great reading advice.


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There's a new feature on Shelfari: What should I read next? I was just trying it now, and I was surprised to see that there are so many series's that I have startred but haven't finished!


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^Thanks for the info. I'm going to check it out!


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I just discovered something on Shelfari, I don't know if others noticed it or not. I always thought you couldn't create new shelves of your own, (other than the existing I've-read, reading-now, to-read and favourites). But I found out that, if you go to the bottom of the page of your shelf, you'll find all your tags. Select one of them, it will show you all your books under this tag on a shelf. You can choose more than one tag and see the books under both tags.


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There's a new feature on Shelfari: What should I read next? I was just trying it now, and I was surprised to see that there are so many series's that I have startred but haven't finished!
I really like that feature, it shows me the favourites of my friends and new books by authors I've already read! And it makes it much easier to keep track of series that I haven't finished, or have even skipped a book from.


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Yeah, that is a nice little feature! There were a couple of series that have come out with sequels since I'd finished them, so now I have to go back and finish the new sequels.


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I love Goodreads; I've been on there for about a year now, and it's quite addicting. I go there now whenever I have the itch to buy a book, which is often.

But I have looked at Shelfari because of the posts here. And I'll probably sign up for that one too.

Feel free to add me on Goodreads. I've already added a couple of you, but I only have eight friends. Make me smile.

http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/4252521-brian-nay


I checked out Shelfari, and I've signed up there too. If you guys want to add me there:

http://www.shelfari.com/o1515073392


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I created a group for CoS on the goodreads site, feel free to join

http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/42787.CoS_Forums

I'm sorry about neglecting this- I hope to get it back on track. As I said over there, I actually forgot I was even registered on Goodreads until I was looking over some old posts here, and saw that I'd made a group

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