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message 1: by C., Group Creator (last edited Nov 26, 2013 10:20AM) (new)

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So why aren't you all telling us about the books you've read and adding them to our bookshelf?

Days and days go by without any activity here.

Seems I was wrong about the need for a group like this,if no one is even interested in participating. :(


message 2: by Dorcas (new)

Dorcas (onemorepageplease) Sorry, Christine. Most of the time Im on my kindle and the goodreads app only allows me to do certain things (no access to the bookshelf). But I will add some now. ;)


message 3: by Dorcas (new)

Dorcas (onemorepageplease) There, Ive added 6 books Ive read recently. :) You can see my reviews for full content disclosures. But all are what I would rate as PG.
Hello everybody!!
ps) Don't feel bad, Christine, most of my GR groups have gone quiet the last week or two, I guess everyone is just busy...


message 4: by Ljb (new)

Ljb the time that I have to read lately is spent on books that I got off this bookshelf. I appreciate it and will add as I find something new :o)


message 5: by Dorcas (new)

Dorcas (onemorepageplease) and sometimes we read a book but there's that 'one scene '....that happened to me recently with "the magic of ordinary days ". Good book but there's that one paragraph where she thinks back to whet put her in her present predicament..so I couldn't add it to the shelf. But if I owned it I would just edit if with white out so my daughter could read it..


message 6: by Ljb (new)

Ljb question(s) - if I try to put a book on this shelf and it is already there - will it allow it or will I be adding a duplicate? is there a way to batch add my bookshelf to this one?


message 7: by C., Group Creator (new)

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Dorcas wrote: "There, Ive added 6 books Ive read recently. :) You can see my reviews for full content disclosures. But all are what I would rate as PG.
Hello everybody!!
ps) Don't feel bad, Christine, most of my ..."


Thank you so much for adding your books to our bookshelf!New ones for me to check out too,yaay! :]

I know what you mean about books with that one scene.I totally love the movie "The Magic Of Ordinary Days" it is one of my top favorite romance movies,but haven't read the book.That's a shame that such a scene was included in the book,when it could have been left out as it was in the film.


message 8: by C., Group Creator (new)

C. | 921 comments Mod
Ljb wrote:"the time that I have to read lately is spent on books that I got off this bookshelf. I appreciate it and will add as I find something new :o)"

"question(s) - if I try to put a book on this shelf and it is already there - will it allow it or will I be adding a duplicate? is there a way to batch add my bookshelf to this one?"


Hi Ljb,WELCOME to our group,and I am delighted to hear that you have been getting book suggestions from our bookshelf.I hope you have been enjoying them.

I'm sorry to say that I really have no idea about adding a book to the bookshelf that is already there,or adding batches of books at once.I would think that if a book is already there,that yes,it would then be a duplicate.

I will try to find out the answer because I myself have been wondering if others can leave their own reviews for a book that someone else added to the shelf with their own review.Will get back to you on this when I find out anything. Glad you asked that question.


message 9: by Dorcas (new)

Dorcas (onemorepageplease) I can answer your question (sort of) because I have tried to add books that ive already added and no, it doesn't let you. At least it doesn't allow the same person to add a book twice. Just try it. Try adding a book I just added and see if it will let you. You can always remove it. (ir Christine can) :)


message 10: by Ljb (new)

Ljb ok- trying to add a book already on the list was a great idea. it does NOT seem to allow duplicates. that's nice to know so we don't have to search the shelves each time prior to adding.


message 11: by C., Group Creator (last edited Nov 28, 2013 12:06PM) (new)

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Thank you for that info Dorcas.:)

Ljb~ I asked in the Moderator group about importing your bookshelf to our bookshelf here,still waiting for that answer.

I did learn that if you click on "view activity" (sometimes just "view") for a book listed on the bookshelf there's a section on that page, "What Members Thought", which lists all the Group Members who have shelved the book, their rating and review. So any Group Member who writes a review of a book will have it appear on that page. which lists all the Group Members who have shelved the book, their rating and review. So any Group Member who writes a review of a book will have it appear on that page.


message 12: by Dorcas (new)

Dorcas (onemorepageplease) wow that's cool, Christine! I'm still learning how to do things here on GR. learn something new every day!


message 13: by C., Group Creator (new)

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Dorcas wrote: "wow that's cool, Christine! I'm still learning how to do things here on GR. learn something new every day!"

I am also still learning things about this site,and still learning new things everyday,too,lol!


message 14: by C., Group Creator (new)

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Ljb, sorry to be the bearer of bad news but here is what I was told about importing your bookshelf to a group bookshelf~"No, sorry. The only way I know to add a book to the Group Bookshelf is to type the title into the "add books" search box on the Group Bookshelf page, one book at a time." sorry :(


message 15: by Ljb (new)

Ljb I agree :0( I have a loaded shelf and very little spare time. once I find an author that suits my taste - I tend to read all she has written. but this site is great, no batch additions is a small irritation. thanks for checking into it for me.


message 16: by Annette (new)

Annette (annetteklarsen) | 14 comments Alrighty, I added 19 books. I went back through my kindle to remind myself which books I've read. Hope that helps a little.


message 17: by C., Group Creator (new)

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Re:Ljb and Annette,cool,thank you so much!


message 18: by Ljb (new)

Ljb ok- what am I missing? when I added books to the shelf I checked off what categories they should list but looking back now there is nothing but read :o/ I really appreciate it when these are added when the books go on the shelf. its so much easier to find what interests me.


message 19: by C., Group Creator (last edited Dec 02, 2013 04:28PM) (new)

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Hi Ljb,
I have noticed sometimes when I check the category boxes-"choose shelves" for the book that I am adding that it may take a few seconds before the checkmark appears and the category appears on the top of the ratings/review page you are on.

You can go back and click 'edit' and re-add the categories,watching to make sure that they have been added. Let me know if you can't get it to work and I will contact the MODs. :)

BTW,I usually only add books on our bookshelf page. If you add them from another page you only get the 'read' option until you click 'ADD TO GROUP BOOKSHELF' down at the page bottom... then it takes you to the smaller page where you are able to add your review,and choose from all the genre categories or even add your own,plus the date you started and finished reading the book.


message 20: by C., Group Creator (last edited Dec 02, 2013 03:38PM) (new)

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I see that several books have added to our bookshelf that are on my TBR list and some others that I think I would like, so I am excited to read the reviews from readers!

KEEP THEM COMING,and Happy Reading Everyone!


message 21: by Ljb (new)

Ljb frustrating. I try to edit the book I put on this shelf. it comes up with the genre categories I had noted previously, then hit Add to Group Bookshelf - and it doesn't. oh well. still love seeing what else everybody is reading. so nice to know there are options out there without smut.


message 22: by C., Group Creator (last edited Dec 03, 2013 02:07PM) (new)

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Hi Ljb, were you able to check the genre boxes? Then you click close or the x, not save,and it should let you add to group bookshelf.

Yes, I also really enjoy seeing what others have read,and I am so happy that we can get clean,non offensive books to read.


message 23: by Loren (new)

Loren Secretts | 44 comments I have less than 150 books on my personal GR bookshelf. Now, I read all the time, but I don't share books that, as Dorcas writes, has that "one scene", or that I find objectionable in some other way.
Also, I'm reading mostly YA these days, and from what I understand, that is not what this group is looking for.


message 24: by C., Group Creator (new)

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Hi Loren,I know what you mean about books that have "that one scene" or something else that some may find objectionable. I'm thinking of asking the group how they feel about a thread where we can post those books and the element[but not explicitly detailed] that keeps them off the bookshelf]for others to decide for themselves if those books are something they would want to read or not.

As far as YA books.I welcome young adults here and enjoy those books myself,so feel free to add them to our bookshelf. :]


message 25: by Jessica (new)

Jessica (stress_less_jess) | 2 comments Currently reading 'Loyalty's Web', by Joyce diPastena, a medieval suspense-mystery-romance. I knew it was going to be good judging by the reviews I'd read, and (currently at 50%) I am loving it!! Such a great mix of all the genres I mentioned above.


message 26: by C., Group Creator (new)

C. | 921 comments Mod
Jessica wrote: "Currently reading 'Loyalty's Web', by Joyce diPastena, a medieval suspense-mystery-romance. I knew it was going to be good judging by the reviews I'd read, and (currently at 50%) I am loving it!! S..."

That is great to hear Jessica since I have it on my TBR list,thanks. :]


message 27: by Dorcas (last edited Dec 13, 2013 09:57AM) (new)

Dorcas (onemorepageplease) I just finished a nice clean read called Painted Ponies by Amanda Harte. It's G rated and a very sweet story. I'll go ahead and add it to the group's bookshelf.It's about a scarred woman and a woodcarver who creates carrousel horses at the turn of the century. Beautiful story.

Painted Ponies by Amanda Harte


message 28: by Jim (new)

Jim Vuksic Dorcas wrote: "I just finished a nice clean read called Painted Ponies by Amanda Harte. It's G rated and a very sweet story. I'll go ahead and add it to the group's bookshelf.[bookcover:Painted Pon..."

I checked out the synopsis and was intrigued by the fact that the wealthiest man in town was aggressively courting the woman whose face was scarred in a fire.
Usually, a wealthy person in such stories tends to be portrayed as being more superficial in his/her taste.
This rich guy is either a very nice and good person or he has ulterior motives.


message 29: by C., Group Creator (new)

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Thank you Dorcas.That is certainly a very original plot as Jim pointed out. It sounds very sweet and interesting.


message 30: by Dorcas (last edited Dec 13, 2013 10:24AM) (new)

Dorcas (onemorepageplease) Ah, Jim! There now you have to read the story! The wealthy man who ATTEMPTS to court Anne (the burned heroine) is an older man who was in love with Anne's mother and in his rather shaky state of mind imagines himself given a second chance. He even calls Anne "Mary" (her mothers name).
However, the REAL love interest, the carver, Rob, is itinerant. He goes where the work goes and is not wealthy.
Incidentally, Anne IS wealthy (her family founded the Hidden Falls mills)...
Also, I should mention that Anne's burns were not totally disfiguring. Partially they affected her face but mainly her neck and arms.
Apparently burn specialists in Switzerland can affect miracles on faces...


message 31: by Jim (new)

Jim Vuksic Dorcas wrote: "Ah, Jim! There now you have to read the story! The wealthy man who ATTEMPTS to court Anne (the burned heroine) is an older man who was in love with Anne's mother and in his rather shaky state of mi..."

A country like Switzerland, that makes such great chocolate, can probably do anything.


message 32: by Dorcas (new)

Dorcas (onemorepageplease) LOL I agree!!!


message 33: by C., Group Creator (last edited Dec 13, 2013 10:46AM) (new)

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Hmmm don't think I've eaten any Swiss Chocalate unless Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa counts! What names would they be?

I sure love Cadbury chocolate from England,though.


message 34: by Dorcas (last edited Dec 13, 2013 10:49AM) (new)

Dorcas (onemorepageplease) Lindt is a swiss one and I believe Godiva? No Godiva is Belgian (I don't like Belgian chocolate). But I'm with you, Christine. The best things come from England (my hubby being one of them :) Cadbury is the BEST but if you buy it here it is not the same. Its still good but not as creamy. (I think its made here under licence.) But you can still get the true English Cadburys at places like World Market and, funny enough, at some Indian grocerys where they import from England...


message 35: by Jim (new)

Jim Vuksic I have never read a romance novel and only listened to one in audio book format (my late wife made me!); so I was sitting here wondering what possessed me to become involved in this thread.
Then I remembered - It's Friday, the 13th.


message 36: by C., Group Creator (new)

C. | 921 comments Mod
Dorcas wrote: "Lindt is a swiss one and I believe Godiva? No Godiva is Belgian (I don't like Belgian chocolate). But I'm with you, Christine. The best things come from England (my hubby being one of them :) Cadbu..."

You are so right Dorcas about the Cdbury found here not being the same,I recently read something about that. I'm not sure if that was always the case,because I remember my dad being thrilled when I was a kid several years after he had been stationed in England,because he found Cadbury candy bars at a store[would have been in the '60's] and I don't remember him saying anything about a difference. So I wonder if the difference is a recent thing?

I haven't tried Lindt because I don't care for Truffles,but a daughter loves them.


message 37: by C., Group Creator (new)

C. | 921 comments Mod
Jim wrote: "I have never read a romance novel and only listened to one in audio book format (my late wife made me!); so I was sitting here wondering what possessed me to become involved in this thread.
Then I..."


Guess that excuse is as good as any ,Jim,LOL!


message 38: by Dorcas (new)

Dorcas (onemorepageplease) lindt does bars too (gotta check the label to be sure it comes from Switzerland) but the truffles are most common. I,like yourself, am also one of the minority in hating truffles. Truffles and those Belgian marbled seashells that every loves. yuck!


message 39: by Dorcas (new)

Dorcas (onemorepageplease) Cadbury was bought out by Kraft and Hersheys in the last 10 years or so. Don't know if that has anything to do with it...


message 40: by Jim (last edited Dec 13, 2013 02:32PM) (new)

Jim Vuksic If you ever visit San Francisco, make it a point to visit Garibaldi Square, a courtyard surrounded by small shops that specialize in selling unique items.
It includes the home-store for Garibaldi Chocolates.
Be prepared to kiss your diet good-bye; at least temproarily.


message 41: by Dorcas (new)

Dorcas (onemorepageplease) Those are the chocolate chips I buy.


message 42: by C., Group Creator (new)

C. | 921 comments Mod
Jim wrote: "If you ever visit San Francisco, make it a point to visit Garibaldi Square, a courtyard surrounded by small shops that specialize in selling unique items.
It includes the home-store for Garibaldi C..."


I would so love to visit CA someday.So is Garibaldi a brand of Swiss Chocolate,Jim?


message 43: by C., Group Creator (last edited Dec 14, 2013 03:54AM) (new)

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Dorcas wrote: "Cadbury was bought out by Kraft and Hersheys in the last 10 years or so. Don't know if that has anything to do with it..."

That sure sounds likely,Dorcas.If I had continued to buy Cadbury throughout the years I would probably have been able to taste if/when they changed,but I never saw Cadbury here in my city[until the last few years] where I've lived since '68 after marrying my husband,but I didn't think it tasted any different when my dad found it for sale when he was stationed in North Dakota around '64,keeping in mind though that it had been about 7 years since we had,had it.


message 44: by Jim (new)

Jim Vuksic Christine wrote: "Jim wrote: "If you ever visit San Francisco, make it a point to visit Garibaldi Square, a courtyard surrounded by small shops that specialize in selling unique items.
It includes the home-store for..."


I really don't know; however, Garibaldi is the name of a famous historic political figure in Italy.
Do the Italian's make good chocolate?


message 45: by C., Group Creator (new)

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Jim wrote: "Christine wrote: "Jim wrote: "If you ever visit San Francisco, make it a point to visit Garibaldi Square, a courtyard surrounded by small shops that specialize in selling unique items.
It includes ..."


LOL,I have no idea,but I do love Italian food!


message 46: by Jim (last edited Dec 14, 2013 07:25AM) (new)

Jim Vuksic Christine wrote: "Jim wrote: "Christine wrote: "Jim wrote: "If you ever visit San Francisco, make it a point to visit Garibaldi Square, a courtyard surrounded by small shops that specialize in selling unique items.
..."


If this conversation continues much longer, you will have to create a new thread dedicated exclusively to chocolate.

Dorcas started it all with her comment on the synopsis of a book she had just read in which she mentioned Switzerland way back in message #27. It's all her fault!


message 47: by Dorcas (new)

Dorcas (onemorepageplease) I think everyone was just hungry :)


message 48: by Annette (new)

Annette (annetteklarsen) | 14 comments Yes, Italian chocolate is great. But I think Swiss chocolate is the best.


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