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Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Subject: New List features in our profiles
Date Posted: 7/1/2010 12:48 PM ET
Member Since: 5/13/2009
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PBS now allowsu us to create list click on your profile and you will see a list tag. Go to club lists. I have created a historical mystery series list and cozy mystery series list. please feel free to add to them and vote on the books. Kind of fun way to find new books and series


Date Posted: 7/15/2010 7:02 PM ET
Member Since: 11/25/2007
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I love the new "Lists" Feature here on PBS!  I have created a list of Cozy Mysteries that I have read so far..  smiley

Date Posted: 7/16/2010 8:38 AM ET
Member Since: 8/10/2005
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I have so far resisted the temptation...between trying to keep track of my books on Goodreads, writing the reviews for my book journal/blog, playing around in various online book groups and various other online 'bookish' activities, it seems like these type of things often do nothing but take more and more time away from actual *reading*...I probably will go fiddle around with it at some point though. :)


Date Posted: 7/16/2010 10:25 AM ET
Member Since: 11/11/2005
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Stop resisting Cheryl :-)

Seriously,  I personally haven't found a reason yet to use the lists function for private use - keeping track of my favorite books or the books I've read this year, for example.   I have other places to do both of those (Shelfari, Excel spreadsheets, etc).

But I think the lists that are open for all members to edit are great.   I am tracking (and have contributed to) both the Cozy Mystery list and the Historical Mystery list that Alice set up.  With your knowledge of Historical Mysteries, your contribution to that list would be wonderful also.

I also track and have contributed to the Essential Historical Fiction list set up by someone on the Historical Fiction board.

If these common lists are used enough, then they will serve as a very useful resource for PBS members.

If I have one gripe, it's that I wish the "owner" of these lists could delete inappropriate books off the list.   For example, someone added J.D. Robb's Naked in Death to the cozy mystery list.  Huhhh? (My apologies to the person who added that book if I offend.  The In Death series is one of my favorites, but it's not a cozy.)    Though, PBS members can vote for their favorite books on the lists.  The books with the most votes rise to the top of the list, so inapprorpriate books should sink to the bottom of the list.

I am thinking of setting up one public list of Minnesota related books.  I'll let you know if I set that one up :-)

Date Posted: 7/16/2010 5:22 PM ET
Member Since: 11/30/2007
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If I have one gripe, it's that I wish the "owner" of these lists could delete inappropriate books off the list.

It is very easy for the owner to delete any inappropriate books off of their lists. All they have to do is click on edit and then on the "x" next to the book. But that is entirely up to the owner of the list to decide. If a member disagrees with a certain book being on the list, I'm sure the list owner wouldn't object to a pm concerning the book being appropriate or inappropriate.

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Ivy M. (Luvbug) - ,
Date Posted: 7/18/2010 9:11 AM ET
Member Since: 11/30/2005
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I have used the lists to figure out what series I would like to read next.  Or what genre I would like to give a try.  I think the lists are a good thing at this point.  I know that they will eventually add to my TBR pile and my addiction.

I agree that the list owner should delete the books that do not belong in the list they have created.   Not that hard to do ...there is a delete button that is so easy to use.