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Old 08-13-2008, 03:48 AM   #1
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Goodreads!

I recently found Goodreads and I'm really impressed by the site. Being able to import my list from Delicious Library was also a huge help (didn't want to put in almost 600 books by hand!)

However, I'm still not quite sure how to leverage the abilities of the site to be a bit more useful. I assume some of you probably use Goodreads, how do you use it? This is my stuff.
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Old 08-13-2008, 04:04 AM   #2
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Gideon, I've been thinking of integrating something like this to MobileRead. Wouldn't it be fun?
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Old 08-13-2008, 04:07 AM   #3
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Oh yes, certainly! But only if I can import a list of ISBN's... cause no way I'm doing that by hand! :grins:

And the community here is a lot more active.

I was hoping GoodReads would be good place for me to find book recommendations, but so far it's not the case. My reading preferences are rather eclectic so I'm having a hard time finding a niche.
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Oh yes, certainly! But only if I can import a list of ISBN's... cause no way I'm doing that by hand! :grins:
Absolutely. I wouldn't want to type it in myself, being a lazy slob sometimes.

I'll keep you informed about the process!
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I think that level of integration would be fantastic.
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Old 08-13-2008, 04:42 AM   #6
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I recently found Goodreads and I'm really impressed by the site. Being able to import my list from Delicious Library was also a huge help (didn't want to put in almost 600 books by hand!)
Also be sure to check out AllConsuming and LibraryThing, and I am sure there are many more of these types of site.
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Old 08-13-2008, 04:46 AM   #7
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LibraryThing just didn't do it for me, for some reason.

I really like how AllConsuming is setup, but there does not seem to be an import feature.

Also, anyone know anything that works like this for movies/music?
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Old 08-13-2008, 11:52 AM   #8
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I love Goodreads too; I started putting all my 2008 reads and more there to keep track of them - user name Liviu as here

http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/1229019

Library Thing just did not work for me for some reason.

I try and add mini-reviews to all the books I've been reading since I started making the list, and I added listings for several who are e-only and are not found in their databases.
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Old 08-13-2008, 03:39 PM   #9
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I also use Visual Bookshelf on facebook to keep a list of books I own, have read, plan on reading, want to borrow, reviews, etc.
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Old 08-13-2008, 03:40 PM   #10
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LibraryThing just didn't do it for me, for some reason.

I really like how AllConsuming is setup, but there does not seem to be an import feature.

Also, anyone know anything that works like this for movies/music?
LastFM would be worth checking out for music.
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Gideon, I've been thinking of integrating something like this to MobileRead. Wouldn't it be fun?
I think this would be a great idea.

Are you done yet?

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Old 08-13-2008, 07:57 PM   #12
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LastFM would be worth checking out for music.
Yeah, I use LastFM (though I like Pandora MUCH more for actual music.) I just don't like the simple "up/down" rating system of Last.fm. And it recommends such TERRIBLE music! :grins:
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Hi Gideon,

I've been on Goodreads since the beginning of the year. I really enjoy the site. Of course, as an author, it supplies some promotional visibility for me because people at least see me, but I mostly use the site as a reader.

I like the "to-read" list because I can stick titles here that I am interested in. Because so many books catch my eye, it's a nice list. This way instead of forgetting what I think is interesting, I actually have a place to refer to when I am looking for something to read.

I also peruse the ratings and reviews of the other readers that are my friends. I usually form a reading friendship if I see a review that interests me or someone tends to read the type of books I like. This way I get exposed to new titles on a regular basis and can use a friend's rating to gauge potential quality.

This is my goodreads URL:

http://www.goodreads.com/profile/Tracy_Falbe
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Yeah, I use LastFM (though I like Pandora MUCH more for actual music.) I just don't like the simple "up/down" rating system of Last.fm. And it recommends such TERRIBLE music! :grins:
Pandora was going to be my other suggestion. Sorry I didn't have anything new to share with you
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