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message 1: by Dlmrose (last edited Dec 03, 2013 05:20AM) (new)

Dlmrose | 17859 comments Mod
30.5 Susan A's Task: I Love My TBR

For this task you will need to utilize your To-Read bookshelf and the wonderful goodreads tools to organize it.
At the top right of your bookshelves page
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at the very bottom of your bookshelves page
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Use your To-Read shelf. If you do not use the bookshelf feature, use the To-Read bookshelf of any one of the 30pt task task finishers:
Ms. Anderson
Ty
Sassafrass
Dlmrose
Susan A
Kate S
Delicious Dee


Required:State the bookshelf you are using if not your own.

The purpose of this task is to become familiar with the TBR tools. Each column can be organized by clicking on the title name. It sorts in the opposite direction if you click again.
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Choose 2 different options and read one book for each.

Option 1:

Set "per page" to 40
Set view to Table display
Sort by position, starting with 1.
Find the number of TBR pages, divide by 2, round up if necessary. This is the middle page of your TBR. Example: 21 pages = 11
Navigate to the middle page. Read a book from that page of 40 books on your TBR.
Required:State the TBR page number you used

Option 2
Set "per page" to infinite scroll
Set view to Covers display . This creates 6 columns of images
Sort your TBR alphabetically using the bottom sort option by choosing title. Titles that start with numbers appear first, then titles starting with the letter A
Roll die Set number to 1.
Read a book from the column that corresponds to your die roll- column 1 starts on the left across to column 6
Required: State the number you rolled when you post

Option 3
Set "per page" to 40
Set view to Table display
Sort by avg rating high to low
Read a book from the first page of 40 books on your TBR
Required: State the book's rating when you selected it when you post

Option 4
set "per page" to 40
Set view to Table display
Sort by "Date Added", oldest to newest
Read book from the first page (oldest books)
Required: State the date the book was added when you post

Option 5
Set "per page" to 40
Set view to Table display
Sort by "Date Added", newest to oldest
read book from 1st page (newest books)
Required: State the date the book was added when you post

Option 6
Set "per page" to 40
Set view to Table display
Click on shelf settings: custom (It's the alternate to "main")
Click on "num ratings". This will add a number of ratings column to your TBR.
Sort by number of ratings highest to lowest.
Read a book from the first page of results
Required: State the number of ratings

Note: If nothing on a resulting page meets the minimum page requirement of 100 pages or the books have not been released yet, try one page down, or if necessary one page up to find an appropriate book

Required: Please indicate the options you chose and each option's required information


message 2: by Susan A (last edited Nov 27, 2013 08:17PM) (new)

Susan A Answers to questions:

You can chose a different shelf labeled TBR or to-read, but you must use one shelf only for this task. The two books should come from the same shelf. State the shelf you are using.

Yes, you can add books to your TBR at any time.


message 3: by Susan A (new)

Susan A reserved


message 4: by Dlmrose (last edited Dec 03, 2013 04:59AM) (new)

Dlmrose | 17859 comments Mod
This help thread is open!

Goodreads has changed the display on your bookshelves
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All the features are available but it looks a bit different.
The icon with the lines sets the list view.
The icon with the squares sets the cover view.
If you need detailed instructions, just ask


message 5: by Felina (new)

Felina This was so much fun to plan for! I just found books for all 6 options (you never know what you'll be in the mood for). I didn't realize our TBR's can be sorted in so many ways. Great task.


message 6: by Susan A (new)

Susan A Thanks! I was nervous about it.


message 7: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7690 comments If I have multiple to - read shelves - can I mix it up - i.e I have to-read (anything random that looks good), to read 2013 - books slightly higher priority etc


message 8: by Susan A (new)

Susan A Hmmm...I want to say yes. You will still be using the tools of the TBR, so I don't see the downside. However, can you let me check in with the mods? First timer here...worried about screwing it up.


message 9: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7690 comments Np - they are all labeled TBR in various ways


message 10: by Susan A (new)

Susan A yes, and they are mutually exclusive shelves right? The books on your TBR are not on your T0 read 2013, since for you it is an above the line shelf


message 11: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7690 comments Yep they are


message 12: by Susan A (new)

Susan A Yes, you can chose a different shelf labeled TBR or to-read, but you must use one shelf only for this task. The two books should come from the same shelf. State the shelf you are using.


message 13: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7690 comments Thanks :)


message 14: by Claire (new)

Claire (proud-mum) | 1092 comments Option 1:

Pages: 16 Half: 8

Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult

Option 2:

Die: Number 6

Amelia Grey's Fireside Dream by Abby Clements


message 15: by Isha (new)

Isha | 224 comments I knew you could sort your books in your shelves but I've never actually tried using it to select a book, so this was perfect....great task Susan A


message 16: by Susan A (new)

Susan A THanks!


message 17: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 16193 comments Mod
Yes, I have learned a lot about the TBR from this task! I knew about adding/taking away fields (ratings, page numbers, etc), so that I could use it to find books for tasks, but I had never even noticed the cover view - makes it MUCH easier to scan my list for cover tasks!

I love the tasks that point out some sort of feature/way of using GR that I didn't know about!


message 18: by Jecca (new)

Jecca | 518 comments This is a cool task and now I wish I had more books on my shelf. My question is before I pick my options can I add more books to my list because I only have 42 on there and about 10 of them haven't been released yet?


message 19: by Susan A (new)

Susan A Jecca wrote: "This is a cool task and now I wish I had more books on my shelf. My question is before I pick my options can I add more books to my list because I only have 42 on there and about 10 of them haven't..."

Yes!


message 20: by Dlmrose (last edited Dec 03, 2013 05:20AM) (new)

Dlmrose | 17859 comments Mod
Goodreads has changed the display on the bookshelf page
 photo ScreenShot2013-12-03at81807AM.png
All the features are available but it looks a bit different.
The icon with the lines sets the list view.
The icon with the squares sets the cover view.
If you need detailed instructions, just ask

They did add the ability to print a list, that's a good thing!


message 21: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7690 comments to make sure I understand Option 1 - my to-read-2013 shelf has 8 pages, when I divide by 2 - with 40 books per page...so I can select either pg 4 or pg 5 (the middle pages)


message 22: by Susan A (last edited Dec 13, 2013 06:43PM) (new)

Susan A No. 8/2 = 4. Choose from page 4.

Although, you are right. I guess page 4 & 5 are the middle pages, but since I gave directions to divide the number of pages by 2 (rounding up if you have an odd number of pages), we better stick with that.


message 23: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7690 comments duh...I was confusing myself....haha...apparently, I either need more sleep or more alcohol


message 24: by Susan A (new)

Susan A I'm having a glass of wine right now! You should join me!


message 25: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7690 comments I should...but its nearly bedtime


message 26: by Kristine (new)

Kristine (kristinekae) | 258 comments I have a question. I chose my books for opt 1 and 2. Read and shelved other books as well as the two for this task. As this changes the shelving orders, how do the mods verify? Just don't want my name redlisted, lol.


message 27: by Susan A (new)

Susan A Just post the date you selected the books. Mods know that the bookshelves change.


message 28: by Kristine (new)

Kristine (kristinekae) | 258 comments Ok...now to think back, lol. I can figure it out by books read though. Thanks


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