Social Networking Books (eg goodreads)

Discussion in 'Non-WOT - Literature and Fiction' started by Toral Delvar, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. Taika Vinh

    Taika Vinh Aes Sedai

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    When I joined I added around a hundred of the books I had read previously, but left it there. There are still lots of books I've read but haven't added. :lol I click some of those "read" when they for some reason pop up in Goodreads (i.e. some of my friend has read them), but otherwise it's just updating what I'm reading right now.
     
  2. Toral Delvar

    Toral Delvar Archivist Gaidin

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    I added every book I could remember reading, though there must be dozens I missed.
     
  3. Lenore Carvoe

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    I'm one of those who wants to have exactly the same books in the account as on my bookshelves. Which means, I'll most likely never have all of those on Goodreads as I have far too many. Those in the account are those I've read since I have said account and a few plus from my real bookshelves which I added at the very beginning. So my account is just missing round about 2000 books or so. :look Not to mention those I've read but which aren't my own.
     
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    Lenore, you own 2000 books?? :eek Wow.

    I am working on updating a goodreads account. I will add my link here once it's done and add you all :D
     
  6. Lenore Carvoe

    Lenore Carvoe Aes Sedai

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    More. :look
     
  7. Kallarn Lo'Vosh

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    How do you even have room for that many books?!
     
  8. Lenore Carvoe

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    I actually don't, a lot of them stand in two rows where it's possible.
     
  9. Kethaana Nia Khamara

    Kethaana Nia Khamara Aes Sedai Mistress of Novices & Recruits

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    Since I don't have an e-reader (yet), but I found so many free e-books on goodreads, I was wondering if goodreads would also work on a kindle and if you could read the e-books you download there on kindle. Does anyone of you know?
     
  10. Gedhan Audax

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    I thought that Kindle was an e-reader, or at least it began life that way. My galaxy can cope with most ebook formats, so I don't see what another tablet can't, have a look for suitable apps.
     
  11. Taika Vinh

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    I guess at least Kindle Fire would handle Goodreads, as it's a tablet really. But you'd have to choose between a tablet-like e-reader with a good browser and just backlit screen option (=bad for at least my eyes) or a non-backlit (=nice to read) e-reader with a crappy internet browser. I never even buy my books via my Kindle (Touch, which I really like) because the browser is frustrating (I buy via laptop and put the Kindle's wifi on just for the 60 seconds it needs to transfer the book to the device :p). But I tested, and it's possible to download free e-books from Goodreads and send them to the Kindle device via e-mail. That's probably the most complicated way to do it, though. I believe there must be some apps, and if you connect your Kindle to the computer it should be possible without the e-mail thing, but at least it's possible somehow. I just use my Kindle for reading. :lol
     
  12. Kethaana Nia Khamara

    Kethaana Nia Khamara Aes Sedai Mistress of Novices & Recruits

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    That's good to know. I really don't like to read things on my computer screen or the iphone. I don't have a tablet, but I suppose it would be just as bad.
     
  13. Onis O'Leia

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    Sephrenia: You do not download books on GoodReads. It is a networking site for readers, basically. We make lists of books we own, have read, want to read etc, and it's becoming a huge database of books. To get the books, we go to other sites to buy them (or download free ones).

    The e-reader is not on GoodReads itself - you need to have an e-reader like a Kindle Touch or similar, or an app on a tablet/computer. I would recommend an e-reader that does not have a backlit screen. There should be a separate thread about e-readers.
     
  14. Gedhan Audax

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    I use an old sony e-reader with Calibre (the sony interface is not a winner), the tablet is good for colour, but its not comfortable to read a story on. These things seem to be going a little out of fashion now and ebay has some at very nice prices.
     
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    I have a Goodreads account, but it is linked to my facebook, and it the last few days I have not been able to log on :(
     
  16. Kethaana Nia Khamara

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    Thanks Onis, I never tried to download one yet, as I don't have a devuce to read ebooks anyway. That's why I also never checkef where the books come from ;)
     
  17. Taika Vinh

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    There's a section on Goodreads where you can actually download free e-books in different formats (at least PDF and the mobi which can be read by Kindle) to your computer, or maybe the e-reader if you're using the Goodreads online on your tablet/e-reader. They're probably all public domain books (or maybe some Goodreads projects I dunno) so they should be also available via Amazon (for free) or other places like Project Gutenberg.

    Like Onis I really recommend an e-reader without a backlit screen, but I know some people that use their tablet as an e-reader and like it (ask Deleios for example). I think there has been different e-reader-related threads here or in General, but none in the near past. Maybe start your own, I'm sure people will like to respond their experiences.
     
  18. Kethaana Nia Khamara

    Kethaana Nia Khamara Aes Sedai Mistress of Novices & Recruits

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    I think I am very sure that if I was buying an e-reader, it would be the kindle paperwhite. I'm just still trying to figure out if it will be worth the 130 € or if I just end up reading paper books anyway ;)
     
  19. Taika Vinh

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    For what it's worth, I'm really fond of the e-reader, I've had it for almost a year now. I still read some paper books (mostly Finnish language ones) but for thick heavy fantasy I really like the e-format. Physically much easier, lighter to carry around, and super nice when traveling. :lol Besides the "library" doesn't take any physical space. We already have so many books (five tall bookshelves + half again that much for CDs) in our Helsinki home (which is smallish) so I'm happy that my fantasy collection doesn't take any more shelf space.
     
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