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ladyvorkosigan posted 4/23/2012 03:51 AM

Anyone using?

PM me here if you want to be friends.

m334455 posted 5/1/2012 09:43 AM

What is it? I haven't heard of it, but I'm interested.

trumanshow posted 5/1/2012 18:06 PM

I joined but need to go back to see recommendations

Basically, you click off the books you like and the site uses that to rec other books

How does it work to be friends? Do you rec to each other?

ladyvorkosigan posted 5/2/2012 06:01 AM

You really just see one another's activity, if you have any. I just feel dorky having anything other than zero friends or at least a handful of them.

If you set up your categories and shelves right you get good recommendations. I also like the site from an architectural point of view. It's doing something really right in terms of interpreting your tags, the books you've rated highly, elucidating patterns you didn't even realize were there, and then also other user's lists are so interesting and help you understand what you like. I didn't realize, for example, that I tend to like books where interaction is based heavily in correspondence until Good Reads told me I did, and then it was like duh, obviously.

Only negative is that the most active population seems to be YA romance, followed by YA fantasy. I had to figure out how to get rid of those recs since like everyone else I have read Hunger Games. Past that, it's pretty equally balanced between fantasy and romance, not a strong scifi contingent.

Also a lot of authors are heavy users, and I find that, quite sensibly, people who write books I like also tend to read books I will like.

[This message edited by ladyvorkosigan at 6:03 AM, May 2nd (Wednesday)]

Threnody posted 5/9/2012 10:04 AM

I'm on it, but I haven't updated in a few months. I keep forgetting to.

PM coming. Maybe knowing you're looking and posting will keep me updating my own shelf.

wildbananas posted 5/9/2012 13:23 PM

Sending you a PM too.

osca posted 5/27/2012 04:14 AM

On it, was very active, up to the moment of Dday...

Healing2012 posted 5/29/2012 21:00 PM

I'm sending a PM, too! I'm always looking for new goodreads friends

twinmama posted 6/11/2012 14:17 PM

sent yall some PMs too!! Add me

abbycadabby posted 6/11/2012 14:28 PM

I sent you a PM! Anyone else feel free to PM me too and I'll add you as well.

bluelady posted 7/10/2012 09:56 AM

Yeah. I just found GoodReads the other day, and I'm obsessed. I've been on it for HOURS now.

This could be good and it could be bad...

tsol25 posted 7/12/2012 16:40 PM

I need to see your correspondence recommendations

PM-ing

shockandhurt posted 7/18/2012 18:51 PM

Will be sending a PM to you ladyV. Feel free to anyone else to send me a PM and I'll add you.

CallMeRed posted 8/25/2012 09:40 AM

I am an author, and I love Goodreads from both the reader and author POV.

Have you guys all discovered the giveaway section? I have got some great books through that. And also some great reviews.

devistatedmom posted 8/25/2012 18:04 PM

Damn you all. I just wasted the last few hours playing on goodreads!

jrc1963 posted 8/25/2012 20:09 PM

I have it... but I haven't looked at it in a few months.

girlsbird posted 10/11/2012 02:56 AM

OK You got my curiosity up.

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