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Dec 20, 2013 10:38AM

10915 Harrison wrote: "Sandra wrote: "I moved this to the Self Promotion folder."

Apologies. It's sometimes difficult to work out where to post.

Harrison"


Not if you're original intention in joining a reading group is to be a reader and not a salesman for your product.
Dec 19, 2013 08:45AM

10915 Jefferson wrote: "Possibly, Sandra. It's really a hybrid subject, because it addresses all sorts of potential people: those who want to promote their books, those who want to tell other people about books they've re..."

I have to agree with Sandra. I'm going to relocate this thread to the Author Promotional folder.

Thanks, Jon
Dec 15, 2013 05:52AM

10915 Nominations are now closed. Poll will be up soon.

Thanks for all the great nominations.
Dec 14, 2013 02:08PM

10915 Sandra wrote: "Ronhummer wrote: "I'm getting ready to read The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes. Just picked it up for $2.99. I'm into Time Travel.

http://www.amazon.com/Shining-Girls-N......"


I noticed something this morning when I was on my Android smartphone. There is no option to add a GoodReads link from within the GoodReads app.

So, warning to future posters, you'll need to use a real computer or the desktop version of GoodReads via your smartphone browser to post links to books.

Someday perhaps that app will get updated.

When Amazon freezes over ... :)
Dec 14, 2013 02:05PM

10915 Less than 24 hours left to nominate. I'll set up the poll tomorrow morning.

Nominations with seconds:

Alif the Unseen
Dragon Prince
The King's Blood
The Last Wish
Perdido Street Station
The Ten Thousand
A Thousand Perfect Things
Transformation
The Whitefire Crossing

Nominations without seconds:

Have I missed any that qualify that haven't been seconded?


Thread check and list last updated: 12/14/2013 4:05 pm Central by Jon
Dec 14, 2013 04:52AM

10915 I would like to nominate Transformation by Carol Berg.

In reviewing our bookshelf, I realized we'd never read Berg as a group, which I find tragic.

I highly recommend all of Berg's novels.
Dec 14, 2013 04:39AM

10915 Less than 24 hours left to nominate. I'll set up the poll tomorrow morning.

Nominations with seconds:

Alif the Unseen
Dragon Prince
The King's Blood
The Ten Thousand
Perdido Street Station
A Thousand Perfect Things

Nominations without seconds:

The Last Wish


Thread check and list last updated: 12/14/2013 6:40 am Central by Jon
Dec 14, 2013 03:14AM

10915 Goede wrote: "Jon wrote: "Goede wrote: "The Last Wish (Saga o Wiedźminie #1)
by Andrzej Sapkowski
Great book. I am now reading time of contempt."

Again, please provide a book link that can be clicked on. This ..."


Thanks!
Dec 12, 2013 12:11PM

10915 Nominations with seconds:

Alif the Unseen
Dragon Prince
The King's Blood
The Ten Thousand
Perdido Street Station

Nominations without seconds:

A Thousand Perfect Things


Thread check and list last updated: 12/12/2013 2:15 pm Central by Jon
Dec 12, 2013 12:09PM

10915 Helen wrote: "Through the Wildwood"

This book does not appear to be available in anything except ebook format. Nominated books need to be widely available in multiple formats (hardcover, trade paperback, mast market paperback, ebook, etc.) and preferably available world-wide (not just in North America).

Thanks, Jon
Dec 12, 2013 12:08PM

10915 Alex wrote: "I will second The King's Blood"

Already seconded.
Dec 12, 2013 12:08PM

10915 Goede wrote: "The Last Wish (Saga o Wiedźminie #1)
by Andrzej Sapkowski
Great book. I am now reading time of contempt."


Again, please provide a book link that can be clicked on. This is easily done by using the 'add book/author' link above the text box where you are typing your post.

Thanks, Jon
Dec 11, 2013 07:27AM

10915 The Hobbit is my least favorite Tolkien book. That doesn't mean that I didn't enjoy reading it. I'm just not fond of young adult fantasies and Tolkien wrote it for younger audiences.

However, Peter Jackson has definitely made it more adult, more serious and darker than I would have thought reasonable. But I really loved the first Hobbit movie, even if it didn't follow the novel verbatim. I am looking forward to this weekend and The Desolation of Smaug.
Dec 11, 2013 07:24AM

10915 Nominations with seconds:

Alif the Unseen
Dragon Prince
The King's Blood

Nominations without seconds:

A Thousand Perfect Things
The Ten Thousand


Thread check and list last updated: 12/11/2013 9:25 am Central by Jon
Dec 11, 2013 07:21AM

10915 Thomas wrote: "I'll nominate "Through The Wildwood (The Legend of Vanx Malic)" by M.R. Mathias."

Please use a book link. See other nominations posts for detailed instructions on creating book links in your posts.
Dec 11, 2013 04:02AM

10915 Since we've read the first book of that series as a group, yes King's Blood is a good nomination.

Update once I reached a real computer with a real keyboard (as opposed to my smartphone): We've read as a group The Dragon's Path, which The King's Blood is the sequel to.
Dec 10, 2013 10:37AM

10915 Nominations with seconds:

Alif the Unseen
Dragon Prince

Nominations without seconds:

A Thousand Perfect Things
The King's Blood

Thread check and list last updated: 12/10/2013 12:35 pm Central by Jon
Dec 10, 2013 10:33AM

10915 Michele wrote: "An author started a topic asking READERS what they are liking/not liking in the genre right now and her topic got shut down even though she didn't in any way plug a book or ask for money or for wri..."

If you are referring to this topic: "Dark Fantasy: What do you look for in a story?" then I have to agree with the other mod who closed the topic. If that author wants to go fishing for feedback, she can do it in her own group or some other location besides this group. That author was taking advantage of a 'captive audience' of our members. You are, however, free to reply to that author via her GoodReads profile or her website/blog.

Thanks, Jon
Dec 10, 2013 10:30AM

10915 Michele wrote: "An author started a topic asking READERS what they are liking/not liking in the genre right now and her topic got shut down even though she didn't in any way plug a book or ask for money or for wri..."

What was the message topic? Was it deleted or just relocated to a more appropriate folder?

To whom were you trying to send a private message? Some GoodRead-ers have their profiles hidden or locked down so that only friends can see them and/or send them messages. Most authors, however, leave open the ability to send messages to them.

Thanks, Jon
Dec 09, 2013 01:25PM

10915 Bev wrote: "Hi all

Apologies in advance as this is all new to me.
It is time to start nominating for Feb 2014. I am starting early as it may take time for me to figure out how to work the blooming machine!!

..."


Nicely done, Bev. I'll keep an eye on the nominations and seconds as well this week.

Thanks, Jon


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