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Alternatives to Goodreads since Amazon bought them.
« on: March 30, 2013, 02:52 AM »
Right now I am giving aNobii a try.
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Note in addition to listing books and groups, I discovered they offer free copyright free books.  Some of them are hard to find.  It's a very easy download for them too.
« Last Edit: March 30, 2013, 03:50 AM by philo »
 

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Re: Alternatives to Goodreads since Amazon bought them.
« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2013, 12:05 AM »
1984
One of my favorite books.
You know...
Read..
Remember that?  Read? :D
 

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Re: Alternatives to Goodreads since Amazon bought them.
« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2013, 12:33 AM »
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1984
One of my favorite books.
You know...
Read..
Remember that?  Read? :D

Orwell. Yes, I read it. Gosh. :-[

Though in my defense (I feel like saying it) I wouldnt have guessed its not a personal date. :P

Phil this site is GR with fees? :unamused: I thought it was like select a book and they will produce the ebook for me to read. :D
 

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Re: Alternatives to Goodreads since Amazon bought them.
« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2013, 01:21 AM »
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Orwell. Yes, I read it. Gosh. :-[

Though in my defense (I feel like saying it) I wouldnt have guessed its not a personal date. :P

Phil this site is GR with fees? :unamused: I thought it was like select a book and they will produce the ebook for me to read. :D

Yep. Unless you got a free account.
Basically the members are paying for the site to  run.  No ads no other unwanted goodies and from what I can see it beats Goodreads hands down on tracking cookies and beacons.  You do realize Goodreads is tracking you right?  The only thing I can see on LT being blocked is the twitter button and google.

I also like the fact I love the recommendations.  They were broken for over half a year on Goodreads for me while they were saying there was no problem.  Right.  Sure there wasn't.   I will give em credit.  They did fix it right before Amazon bought it so I don't think they fixed it for me.  I mean not that it  mattered because the recommendations on Goodreads were so off base I was usually saying NO not "Now that is interesting.  Let me read this." 

I like the fact that it is user supported.  They will listen quicker to the users that way.  Goodreads doesn't have a great track record for that. 

I've been unhappy with Goodreads for over a year.  I am happy at this moment with Library Thing.  I've got a year free to figure out if I want to pay them for this or not.  Lifetime is 25 dollars.  That's what gaming sites like Pogo cost a month.  I'll know at the end of the year if it is worth it.  I'm not losing anything.  I can import and export books so all I have to do is generate a file if I want to leave at the end of the year.

The only thing I can think of that would be even nicer right now is a computer program that lets me enter the books I have in the library and it uploads to my shelf there automatically.

AND if you get bored?  You can always join the 2nd annual edible book contest.
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but you better hurry.
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