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Subject: New book recommendation feature at Goodreads
Date Posted: 9/15/2011 8:27 AM ET
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Oh, this has serious entertainment possibilities. GR has rolled out a book rec feature based on your shelves and depending how creative your shelves are...

For example I have a Harriet Loved it shelf (hope the link works). Karla has a plantation porn shelf. I am tring to figure out why Anne Easter Smith's Queen by Right showed up recommended based on my California shelf. Any one else  have shelves worth sharing here?

Date Posted: 9/15/2011 8:38 AM ET
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I'm afraid of Goodreads.  I don't need recommendations, or more books, or new authors.  I just don't.  

Maybe I'll just look around, with my hands behind my back.  That can't hurt, right?

Date Posted: 9/15/2011 9:10 AM ET
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Goodreads is a lot of fun. The feeds you get from friend acitivity is major time suck (most of us suck it at work when no one is looking). I love the reading updates where you can mark what page you are on, make comments, add an image, etc. Then your friends will see it in the feeds and can comment back. It gets lively at times.

Date Posted: 9/15/2011 9:16 AM ET
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Cathy the link took me to my goodreads shelves when I clicked it. 

It did recommend me a lot of books set in Africa based on my TBR 2011 shelf which is strange because I  think I have only 1 book set in Africa on that shelf....

Date Posted: 9/15/2011 9:47 AM ET
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The recommendations I got were rather bizarre but it was fun. But I wish they had a read it button ,  Vicky, your a strong woman you can handle it.wink



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Date Posted: 9/15/2011 10:21 AM ET
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Holly, I was afraid of that. I would guess you'd have to be signed in as me wink

Vicky, you can do it. I know you can. It is so nice to be able to shelve and catalog your books any way you want. Some of them are so creative too. I saw one once that was *no no yes yes no no yes yes no no yes yes*.

Date Posted: 9/20/2011 4:59 PM ET
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I have just now started looking at these, and they are bizarre and interesting at the same time.
Although, "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Day" is recommended as both a children's book I'd like and as a classics book I'd like. Apparently, my book choices are cranky :)