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User Topic: GoodReads?
ladyvorkosigan
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Default  Posted: 3:51 AM, April 23rd (Monday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Anyone using?

PM me here if you want to be friends.


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14226 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
m334455
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Default  Posted: 9:43 AM, May 1st (Tuesday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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


BW 38, 5 kids
Dday Dec. 2009

Posts: 4034 | Registered: Dec 2009
trumanshow
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Default  Posted: 6:06 PM, May 1st (Tuesday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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?


Your ex wanting to be friends is like asking a kidnapper to stay in touch when they let you go.

The type of fierce loyalty that I possess made me incapable of comprehending the level of disloyalty that he possessed


Posts: 1742 | Registered: Sep 2009 | From: Charlotte, NC
ladyvorkosigan
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Default  Posted: 6:01 AM, May 2nd (Wednesday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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)]


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14226 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
Threnody
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Default  Posted: 10:04 AM, May 9th (Wednesday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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.


If you don't like my opinion of you, you can always improve. ~ Ashleigh Brilliant
"Great love requires determination." ~ tryingtwo
"Don't try to win over the haters, you're not the jackass whisperer." ~ Brene Brown

Posts: 14040 | Registered: Jun 2003 | From: Middle-of-Diddly, TX
wildbananas
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Default  Posted: 1:23 PM, May 9th (Wednesday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Sending you a PM too.


Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light. ~ Yogi Bhajan

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osca
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Default  Posted: 4:14 AM, May 27th (Sunday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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


Me: BS 32
Him: WS 36
Kids: 3 yr Son
Complication: Expats living abroad
Married: 03/2006, together since 2003
Dday: April 7th 2012, 6 months emotional, 3 months physical
OW: 35, his first gf, daughter of a prostitute (no really!) Apple >> Tree

Posts: 266 | Registered: May 2012 | From: Europe
Healing2012
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Default  Posted: 9:00 PM, May 29th (Tuesday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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


BS: Me (40)
WS: Husband (46)
Married 8 years
Two children 5 & 17 (my stepson)
D-day #1: 12/18/11
D-day #2: 8/26/12 (still in contact w/ OW)
Status: Separated - not R, not D.

Posts: 353 | Registered: Apr 2012 | From: Midwest
twinmama
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Default  Posted: 2:17 PM, June 11th (Monday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

sent yall some PMs too!! Add me


Twinmama 35
Wh 34
Twins 4
T 13 yrs M 11 yrs
Dd EA 2/2012
Dd EA/PA 3/21/2012
Separated and I filed for D 7/12/12 ready to move on without this jerk!

Posts: 82 | Registered: May 2012 | From: MO/IL
abbycadabby
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Default  Posted: 2:28 PM, June 11th (Monday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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

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bluelady
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Default  Posted: 9:56 AM, July 10th (Tuesday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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...


Me (BS): 33

Divorced


Posts: 1429 | Registered: Jun 2006 | From: a little bit of everywhere
tsol25
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Default  Posted: 4:40 PM, July 12th (Thursday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I need to see your correspondence recommendations

PM-ing


me - tsol, that's all for now

Posts: 1208 | Registered: Aug 2010 | From: Canada
shockandhurt
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Default  Posted: 6:51 PM, July 18th (Wednesday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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


Me-BW 35
Him-WH 38
D-day#1 1/11/10
D-day#2 1/26/10
D-day#3 3/25/10
D-day#4 5/20/10-discovered he signed up at AFF in 2004-claims it was just curiosity and nothing came of it.

Posts: 73 | Registered: Feb 2010
CallMeRed
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Content  Posted: 9:40 AM, August 25th (Saturday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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.


D-Day 19 July 2012
Me - BS - 41
Him - WH - 40
Stepchild: 16 Children: 9, 8, 5
Together 14 years, married 10.5 years.
Status: aiming for R with a Plan B just in case.

Posts: 275 | Registered: Jul 2012 | From: England
devistatedmom
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Default  Posted: 6:04 PM, August 25th (Saturday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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


BS(me) 46, Two wonderful teens.
He is no longer my best friend. Repeat until it sticks.

WH says marriage is over: May 15, 2009.
EA#2 July 20, 2009. Legally sep: Aug 16, 2009. DIVORCED!!!! Signed Nov 23, final Dec 24, 2010, adultery listed.


Posts: 5372 | Registered: Jul 2009 | From: Canada
jrc1963
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Default  Posted: 8:09 PM, August 25th (Saturday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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


Me: BSO - 45
Him: FWSO - 68
DS - 12
D-Day - 12-11-09,
R - he finally came home
Your life is an Occasion. Rise to it. - Mr. Magorium, "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium"

Posts: 24341 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: Florida
girlsbird
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Default  Posted: 2:56 AM, October 11th (Thursday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

OK You got my curiosity up.


D-Day 10/28/10..almost admission 7/10 Reconciled. I was the betrayed

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