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message 1: by Donna (new)

Donna Davis Mandy wrote: "Please add Alex Rider:)"
I haven't read Alex Rider, and don't plan on it, so I can't add it. To add it, we have to be the one voting for it. But you can add it, and you should. To do so, go to the top of the list. Beneath the title, and to the right of it, are two tabs. Click on the one that says "add books to this list". Then you will get a window on the left that says "all", and a window on the right that is empty. If you enter the titles of the books in the Alex Rider series that you have read and rated, they should pop right up. If you have a lot of books recorded and don't want to have to check all of them, you can change the window on the left to "read", or even to a more specific category, if you have created shelves for Alex Rider books. When you see the titles, click "vote for this book". You can keep scrolling till you have found all the books you want to add, and you can also change the order by clicking on the number of your votes as they appear on the left and erasing the number, and re-entering the number you want it to be. So if you add ten books and the last one you entered was really the best, click on "10", delete the zero, and hit enter. That title should then rise to the top of your list.

I hope this will work for anyone and everyone who would like to add a title. Again, many librarians like me are volunteers, and no librarian will enter a title onto the list for you, but once you play with it a little bit, you will find it is easy and fun to do so yourself.


message 2: by Donna (new)

Donna Davis Note to all: "Action-Adventure" is a category with a lot of wiggle room, especially since the list's creator didn't even specify that the book must be fiction. If there are hard and fast parameters for this category, I will leave their definition to Goodreads employees.

However, whoever put Elie Weisel's Night here was one sick troll, and it has been removed from slot #255.


message 3: by BookLovingLady (last edited Feb 04, 2017 02:06AM) (new)

BookLovingLady I noticed The Bostonians (#562) on this list. Funny, I don't remember it as 'Action-Adventure', although I admit it's been years since I've read it.

I can't see The End of the Affair (also #562??) as 'Action-Adventure' either, and that's one I've read far more recently.


message 4: by Donna (last edited Feb 04, 2017 12:05PM) (new)


message 5: by Donna (new)

Donna Davis Booklovinglady wrote: "I noticed The Bostonians (#562) on this list. Funny, I don't remember it as 'Action-Adventure', although I admit it's been years since I've read it.

I can't see [book:The End of the ..."


Good call on both, and now they are gone.


message 6: by T.J. (new)

T.J. Burns Did 8 people really vote for "The Great Gatsby" as action/adventure? This must be someone's idea of a joke -- I can not imagine a book with less action or less adventure than TGG...

...and Pride and Prejudice? No action or adventure there (unless taking long walks counts as adventure). ;)


message 7: by Donna (new)

Donna Davis TJ wrote: "Did 8 people really vote for "The Great Gatsby" as action/adventure? This must be someone's idea of a joke -- I can not imagine a book with less action or less adventure than TGG...

...and Pride a..."


Not to even mention Agatha Christie right there on page 1. Sorry, but this one has gotten away from me, and I'm not sure there's any redemption for it now. It's pretty far gone.


message 8: by Chris (new)

Chris Gager The Great Gatsby???? Animal Farm???? LOTS of inappropriate titles listed.


message 9: by Donna (new)

Donna Davis Chris wrote: "The Great Gatsby???? Animal Farm???? LOTS of inappropriate titles listed."

When you find a title clearly out of genre, please leave both the title, as you did, and also the book# listed beside it. I don't have time to comb through 22 pp. looking for them, but if you tell me where they're located, I'll be happy to zap them.


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