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Good Reads

So I'm setting myself up on Good Reads, which is proving more difficult than it should be. 'Cause there are books

(1) I own, but read so long ago, I don't remember if I liked them or not,

(2) I think I remember reading, but that was so long ago, I am not sure if I read them, or maybe it was my sister that read them, or my best friend in junior high....

(3) I read during that period of time when I was poor and living in San Francisco and got all my new reads from the library, so I didn't keep a record of them,

(4) I own, but for the life of me, can't remember if I read, or if I just bought them intending to read them but haven't,

(5) I own them, read them, maybe even liked them, but don't want to admit it,

(6) I'm pretty sure I only saw the movie. But maybe I read the book. Or maybe not. If it's the former, it's tough to judge a book by its movie.

(7) I read, I hated... do I dare list it to let everyone know of the hate, or risk giving it the attention it doesn't deserve?

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cactuswatcher
Jun. 14th, 2012 03:39 pm (UTC)
It is interesting to see your list.

My reading tastes are such I doubt it be worth it for me to do that. Once the books are of a certain overall quality, a persons likes and dislikes shed more light on the person than on the books themselves.

Cool to see Dub is doing it, though.

By the way, I think you have Prisoner of Azkaban on twice and I didn't see Chamber of Secrets.
masqthephlsphr
Jun. 14th, 2012 04:02 pm (UTC)
I was on a clicking spree. It's quite possible.
kathyh
Jun. 14th, 2012 04:05 pm (UTC)
I am very familiar with all of these, which is why I don't admit I'm on Good Reads *g*. I am particularly familiar with 5 and its variant 5a - I've had this on my TBR pile for ages but I daren't read it and confess I own it on Good Reads!
masqthephlsphr
Jun. 14th, 2012 04:13 pm (UTC)
I have less (5)'s than other people seem to. Hard to judge, though, when no one is 'fessing up.
cornerofmadness
Jun. 14th, 2012 04:29 pm (UTC)
honestly I mostly only put the new things on my goodreads but I DO put up bad ratings for ones i think deserve it. if I didn't read more than a chapter or two I don't mention it.

I only put older things on there if I suddenly remember them (or I'm trying to win the next in the series from the giveaways)
masqthephlsphr
Jun. 14th, 2012 04:38 pm (UTC)
I am apparently trying to remember every book I ever read. I suspect that I am trying to qualify for librarian status so I can add my book to their list and start an author page. *smacks myself*

Either that, or I'm being my usual obsessive-compulsive self.
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mamculuna
Jun. 14th, 2012 05:31 pm (UTC)
I often think about setting up there, but never get around to. Want to hear what you think about Galileo.
masqthephlsphr
Jun. 14th, 2012 05:50 pm (UTC)
Since Galileo's Dream is as dense as my forthcoming novel, it may take me a while to wade through it. But I like KSR, so hopefully it will be good.
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masqthephlsphr
Jun. 14th, 2012 06:13 pm (UTC)
That's part of my issue. I hate those books, but I hate negativity even more. Easier to ignore them.
ponygirl2000
Jun. 14th, 2012 06:43 pm (UTC)
I keep meaning to get on Good Reads, let me know how you like it.
masqthephlsphr
Jun. 14th, 2012 07:10 pm (UTC)
So far it just seems like a book nerd club.
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ann1962
Jun. 15th, 2012 03:30 am (UTC)
For all your reasons, plus the time I'd use to set this up, I could actually be reading. That's why I haven't gotten one.
masqthephlsphr
Jun. 15th, 2012 03:41 am (UTC)
I do it when I'm bored at work and can't be reading (anything other than the intertubes).
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masqthephlsphr
Jun. 15th, 2012 09:45 pm (UTC)
I am hoping it will motivate me to read more. I have been so lax at that in recent years, and it's effecting my writing.

Friended you on GR.
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