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Susanna - Censored by GoodReads 2605 books
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Lazy 1125 books
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message 1: by Bob (new)

Bob Arnold Curious, Gone with the Wind is not on the list.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads You could add it; it's easy to add books to lists. At the top of the list, at the tab next to "all votes."


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads You add books to lists at the top of the list, at the tab next to "all votes," not down in the comments section.


message 5: by Meredith (new)

Meredith Gould E.B. White is not a woman.


message 6: by Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (last edited Mar 11, 2013 02:22PM) (new)

Susanna - Censored by GoodReads ::sigh::

Where is it? I'll remove the E.B. White if I can find it.

ETA: Found Charlotte's Web, will remove it.


message 7: by Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (last edited Mar 11, 2013 02:25PM) (new)

Susanna - Censored by GoodReads 13 more voters than people who rated; that's impressive.

Also not very convincing.

ETA: Whoa, 6 ratings, 35 votes!


message 8: by Pat (last edited Mar 14, 2013 08:03AM) (new)

Pat I think all books that have more votes than ratings should be disqualified. These lists really aren't much fun when authors take unfair advantage of the voting system to plug their books.


message 9: by Schell (new)

Schell Susanna wrote: "You could add it; it's easy to add books to lists. At the top of the list, at the tab next to "all votes.""

Wow, I need to read that...


message 10: by Yakub (new)

Yakub Medici >Women were once forbidden to read and write

Not exactly.... This was never true in the vast majority of societies.


message 11: by Melanie (new)

Melanie Page I added some great literary fiction by important women who are alive and writing today. I feel good about this :)


message 12: by Lucinda (new)

Lucinda This is quite frustrating to find that Lois Lowry features high in the list (while her style is actually quite poor) as compared to Isabel Allende and when you see that there is no book by Zelda Fitzgerald! Save me the Waltz is a must-read, guys!


message 13: by Lucinda (new)

Lucinda (just added it :) )


message 14: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Is there a way to search for a book on the list? Where is The Flamethrowers?


message 15: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey Librarians regularly check for duplicates on this list, Rachel, so if you can't find a book you want to vote for, just add it and it will be combined with its other votes in short order.


message 16: by Rachel (new)

Rachel ok thanks!


message 17: by Sharmon (new)

Sharmon I wish there was a way to search a list because I don't want to make duplicates but it is hard to sort through 20 pages to vote.


message 18: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey I can guarantee that the duplicates won't last long, Sharmon. You could also try looking at which of the lists the most popular edition of the book you wish to add is on. If the book shows up at a certain position on this list, you can click on the link and it'll take you to the page the book is on.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I'd just add it; I reflexively combine duplicates pretty much every time I visit a list, and I don't think I'm the only librarian with that habit.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads No idea who gave this list that tag, so I don't know.


message 21: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Does this list include women who wrote under a pseudonym? A lot of women wrote under males names in certain time periods or if it suited more (e.g George Elliot, lot of female sci-fi/fantasy writers, etc.). Just don't want to miss some of the greats, or finally give women their due.


message 22: by Autumn♥♥ (new)

Autumn♥♥ Lauren wrote: "Does this list include women who wrote under a pseudonym? A lot of women wrote under males names in certain time periods or if it suited more (e.g George Elliot, lot of female sci-fi/fantasy write..."

Just slowly scroll down the list which is about 30 pages and you will see them.


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