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Re: Goodreads
« Reply #45 on: January 21, 2017, 03:23:56 pm »
One thing that could be improved is the way they distinguish between authors with the same name - at the moment I think the librarians are still adding a set number of spaces to the middle of each author's name.

Forgot to mention before, but I set BFS Journal #16 up on there too:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32181677-bfs-journal-16

(Because the BFS journals don't have ISBNs, they don't show up in the Goodreads catalogue unless manually added.)

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Re: Goodreads
« Reply #46 on: January 22, 2017, 11:06:41 am »
I dip in and out of my Goodreads catalogue and add books as I remember them or I have a little blast every so often.

One fun feature is to 'compare books' with someone. I've just done a comparison with Stephen and we're 79% similar in taste for the 71 books in common we've rated. I also use this feature to remind me of books I've read but not graded so it gradually adds to my catalogue.

All in all, I find it fun and not too time-consuming.
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Re: Goodreads
« Reply #47 on: February 19, 2018, 10:15:25 am »
Didn't notice this before, Ken - 79%, that's not too shabby! My previous best was 74% with S.C. Flynn.

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Re: Goodreads
« Reply #48 on: February 19, 2018, 10:38:22 pm »
 ;D including a love of The Stainless Steel Rat  :D
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Re: Goodreads
« Reply #49 on: February 20, 2018, 09:42:31 am »
Oh yes! I first heard of the Stainless Steel Rat in the Blake’s 7 magazine, where he had stolen something before Vila could get to it. I bought two of the books and was so excited I started reading both of them on the walk home from town. I wrote a terrible sequel to the series called Another Stainless Steel Rat in Tasword Two on the ZX Spectrum, and I was ridiculously happy when an SFX review called my first self-published novel a Stainless Steel Rat adventure with important organs missing. I must read the four newest ones at some point.