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Re: Goodreads
« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2013, 08:54:24 PM »
I've set up the latest BFS titles on Goodreads, so here are links in case any members would like to add them to your reading lists:

BFS Journal #9: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18456191-bfs-journal-9
The Burning Circus: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18749871-the-burning-circus
Unexpected Journeys: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18749889-unexpected-journeys

I've added The Burning Circus and Unexpected Journeys to Library Thing, too. Couldn't find a pic for Unexpected Journeys, though.

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Re: Goodreads
« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2013, 11:58:13 AM »
Excellent! I've just asked Lee if he has a jpg of the cover, and will pass that on to you when I have it.

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Re: Goodreads
« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2013, 05:35:36 PM »
I have a Goodreads author account and I tend to copy book reviews across from amazon when I remember, but I generally find Goodreads too volatile for any serious interaction. Say one thing in the wrong place and you can be trolled by angry mobs right across the internet. For those of us who rely on reviews to sell books, GR is way too scary to linger in....  :-\

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Re: Goodreads
« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2013, 09:03:36 PM »
I keep a written record of the books I've read & most of those I've bought, fiction only. It's because I realised I cannot remember what I have read or own so I can check so I don't end up buying multiple copies of books. not fool proof but the action of writing them down helps me remember. Being dyslexic with associated memories problems can be a bit of a pain.


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Re: Goodreads
« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2014, 03:39:30 PM »
Did your BFS Journal #10 arrive today? Are you on Goodreads? Add it to your booklist! http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20650686-bfs-journal-10

And once you've read it, ratings and reviews would be brilliant.

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Re: Goodreads
« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2014, 06:08:30 PM »
Did your BFS Journal #10 arrive today? Are you on Goodreads? Add it to your booklist! http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20650686-bfs-journal-10

And once you've read it, ratings and reviews would be brilliant.

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Great looking edition of the Journal. I look forward to reading it.

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Re: Goodreads
« Reply #21 on: April 12, 2014, 07:54:41 AM »
BFS Journal #11 is up on Goodreads, if you fancy adding it to your booklist.

The full series of BFS Journals is listed here.

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Re: Goodreads
« Reply #22 on: April 12, 2014, 12:21:22 PM »
BFS Journal #11 is up on Goodreads, if you fancy adding it to your booklist.

The full series of BFS Journals is listed here.

Useful to me for working out which of the earlier ones I'm mising. Thanks.

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Re: Goodreads
« Reply #23 on: November 30, 2014, 11:48:16 AM »
BFS Journal #12 and BFS Journal #13 are now listed on Goodreads, if you're on there and you'd like to add them to your to-read lists:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23635694-bfs-journal-12
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23635701-bfs-journal-13

The whole series is listed here:

https://www.goodreads.com/series/96586-bfs-journal

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Re: Goodreads
« Reply #24 on: July 26, 2015, 02:12:09 PM »
BFS Journal #14 is now listed on Goodreads, if you're on there and you'd like to add it to your to-read (or have-read) lists: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25983160-bfs-journal-14

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Re: Goodreads
« Reply #25 on: October 16, 2015, 10:04:21 AM »
BFS Horizons #1 is up on Goodreads, if you'd like to add it to your to-read lists:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26594848-bfs-horizons-1

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Re: Goodreads
« Reply #26 on: November 20, 2015, 10:26:46 AM »
I do tend to record my books on Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/3440483-alan), but I find the site so huge it's rather impersonal. I sometimes wish there were a smaller, UK-based site.
Not everything I've read is on there though (that would take too long).
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Re: Goodreads
« Reply #27 on: November 30, 2015, 07:47:49 AM »
It took me ages to get everything I'd read and owned on there. There was a month where I spent a couple of hours a day grabbing a shelf-full of books, piling them up on my desk, and adding them one by one. I didn't even have the app with a barcode reader then.

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« Reply #28 on: December 01, 2015, 09:15:31 AM »
That's extraordinarily dedicated. I use it to track current reading (it is useful when it comes to end of year posts and awards season and all that), but the idea of methodically tracking down everything from the past gives me shivers. I'm really impressed!

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Re: Goodreads
« Reply #29 on: December 01, 2015, 10:58:30 AM »
It was a kind of mania. I already had a list of everything I'd read up until I was about twenty-two, recovered from old Amstrad PCW8256 disks, and I uploaded that which got me off to a good start. And then a lot of what I read was easy to track down - Doctor Who, Moorcock, Superman, etc. What took longest was cataloguing the books I own but haven't read, and manually adding small press books that weren't on there already.

I do find it useful to have, now it's done. It's surprising sometimes to see how few books I've read by some people. Like, I feel as if I've read a lot of Stephen King, but I've only finished nine of his books, and not all of those are full length novels. And it's nice to know that I'm now in my own top ten authors read list, level in tenth place with Philip K. Dick with 31 books each!