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jen (hallowwanderer) | 371 comments Keep Talking
Because we can't stop... obviously! =P
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Most Honorable One
Most Honorable One
So does anyone have any big plans for the holidays?
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Lynne Stringer
Lynne Stringer
We've just come back from a week in the Bunya Mountains, which is a lovely, quiet location about three hours' drive inland from the east coast of Queensland. It was a fantastic getaway. But fortunately, there was a cinema within driving distance so I could see The Force Awakens the day it was released. ;-)
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Karin
Karin
My big plans are to have a quiet holiday with no driving anywhere.
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rgag86
rgag86
just the usual family stuff
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Most Honorable One
Most Honorable One
Eeeee! I'm so jealous Lynne! I'm going tomorrow to see The Force Awakens! Both of my brothers saw it and said that it was really good! =) That's awesome that you had a nice little getaway! =)
Karin, that actually sounds like a nice, relaxing day! That's a really good idea to plan a quiet day! ;-)
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Lynne Stringer
Lynne Stringer
Yes, it was really enjoyable. :-)
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lindajoy
lindajoy
Christmas will be a quiet family affair which I love! NYE will be a party at our house for friends/family and I'm having so much fun planning it - ipad photo-booth, games, food, prizes, food, kids ringing in the new year - fun to be had by all! Can't wait! :)
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Karin
Karin
I'm planning for as quiet a week as I can :). I may go see The Force Awakens, but am not yet sure. We still haven't seen Mockingjay Part 2, and didn't get the holiday money we usually use for Christmas holiday movies, because, very sadly, that particular aunt of mine is not doing well. I'm not too worried about missing a movie, but am about my aunt since she lives far away.
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Kat
Kat
@LJ, that sounds wonderful! I'm always in awe of people like you who plan these great parties.
@Karin, I saw The Force Awakens yesterday. I was unhappy with it (I'm, like, the only one unhappy with it apparently). But I will say that it's much much better than episodes 1-3. Sorry about your aunt :(
I'm done with the holidays now. We had so much fun. I'm sort of glad it's over though. A little sad but that happens every year, doesn't it?
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Karin
Karin
I have only ever seen two Star Wars movies. The first when it was new, and the third on video tape. I think I'm going to wait to see this newest one when it comes out on DVD.
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Lynne Stringer
Lynne Stringer
It's not the same seeing them only on DVD!
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Karin
Karin
Right, but it's costly to take 3 teens to the movies. We just saw Mockingjay 2, and that's going to be it for now.
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rgag86
rgag86
NO SPOILERS but who saw Star Wars?! I LOVED it and can not wait to go again!
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Lynne Stringer
Lynne Stringer
I saw it on opening day. I thought it was great too, although there are a couple of things that I wish they hadn't included in the plot. Not the major spoiler; as much as I didn't like that, I thought it worked.
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Most Honorable One
Most Honorable One
Eeeeee! I'm going tomorrow with my boyfriend to see it! I was gonna go this past Saturday but I was too exhausted after work (I work retail and it was crazy busy)! Both my brothers went to see it and said that it was really good though. =D
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Lynne Stringer
Lynne Stringer
Hope you like it. :-)
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Most Honorable One
Most Honorable One
Eeeeep! I loved it!! I totally want to watch it again just so that everything can really sink in! =)
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Kat
Kat
I don't think it was great. It was like watching 4-6 again. But I've already seen 4-6 about 500 times. I really thought JJ Abrams was going to update it and make it wow-great. At least it was better than 1-3.
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Lynne Stringer
Lynne Stringer
Yes, there have been some complaints about the recycling of ideas. However, there was enough new stuff to keep me entertained.
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Stella T
Stella T
Someone already spoiled most of it for me. Not sure if it's worth my going to watch it.
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Kat
Kat
I really like the character of Rey.
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Lynne Stringer
Lynne Stringer
So do I. I thought she was great.
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Wanderer
Wanderer (edited)
Going to see it for the second time on Saturday. :)
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Lynne Stringer
Lynne Stringer
I saw it for the second time the other day and found I couldn't watch when it came time for the big spoiler at the end.
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rgag86
rgag86
I want to see it again soon, hopefully next week! I was hoping to see it for a second time with my siblings over Christmas, but we were busy/there other movies to see
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Mark
Mark
Saw it on the 26th in IMAX! It was sooooooooooo good!
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Most Honorable One
Most Honorable One
Happy New Year!!! =D
We need to figure out a new group picture for 2016 and vote again! =P
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Wanderer
Wanderer
Happy New Year! :)
Yeah, good idea.
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lindajoy
lindajoy
Happy New Year!! :)
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Karin
Karin
Happy New Year!
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message 2: by jen (new)

jen (hallowwanderer) | 371 comments Captain Korina
So....Shelfari's merging with Goodreads. How do we feel about this??
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Kat
Kat
Crappy. Shelfari's much more fun to use, easier to discuss things. This is how they get rid of shelfari without making any cool changes to goodreads.
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Lynne Stringer
Lynne Stringer
Is it really? How's that going to work?
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Erin S
Erin S
I'm going to miss having shelves that actually look like shelves, and I'll miss this group!
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Captain Korina
Captain Korina (edited)
We have a group on Goodreads! :D You can find a link to it in our group description.
http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/5...
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Karin
Karin
Okay, good to know. When the first rumours started, I joined 3 or 4 other reading places so I can go find my groups and my reading people! I am not making the full switch yet, but will find my goodreads password and start joining groups from here that are setting up camp over there, at least soon.
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~ Fluttering Rose ~
~ Fluttering Rose ~
='(
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Captain Korina
Captain Korina
Good! Definitely come find us Karin! I hate the thought of losing a bunch of you guys because of this.
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lindajoy
lindajoy
I'm sad about this - I like the group format better in Shelfari, but Goodreads has some good points also - I've been using both for a while. I just wish if they are going to merge, that they take the best of each and make some changes at Goodreads.
And I'm with Erin S., I like having a shelf that looks like a shelf.
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Mark
Mark
So I guess this is really the end of Shelfari, right? For the same reasons as with you guys, I like it better here primarily because I've been here first than Goodreads. Also, while Goodreads have tons of features, it lacks that look and feel of simplicity and ease of use. See you on Goodreads, guys.
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Mark
Mark
Received this email a while ago:
For the past few years, Amazon has supported two online communities of readers: Shelfari and Goodreads. Both services share the same mission - helping readers find new books and share their reading - so it makes sense to merge them. We plan to complete this by March 16, 2016. Our team can then focus on building innovative new features and creating a great experience for readers on just one platform: Goodreads.
We would like to invite you to set up your group on Goodreads and invite your existing members to join the discussion there. The first step in the process is to move your own books to Goodreads. To make it easy for you, go to http://www.shelfari.com/moveToGoodrea... and you will find instructions to migrate your account.
Once your account is set up on Goodreads, you can find tips on how to create a Goodreads group here: https://www.goodreads.com/help/list/g.... From Shelfari, when you export your information via CSV (http://www.shelfari.com/exportData/Ex...), we include the bookshelves from any groups you participated in. You can then reference that list of books to recreate your group shelves on Goodreads.
We also recommend you send a message to your group members on Shelfari letting them know that your group is now live on Goodreads.
We are sorry to let you know that we will not be migrating group discussion content to Goodreads, as we cannot export comments without all individual members permission.
If you are not familiar with Goodreads, the core features you love on Shelfari - keeping track of books you have read and want to read, and connecting with fellow readers over your shared love of books - are at the heart of the Goodreads experience. You will also be able to enjoy additional services and features including:
On-the-go access to your bookshelves and friends updates through the Goodreads iOS and Android apps
The ability to use Goodreads on most Kindle e-readers and Fire tablets
Personalized book recommendations from the Goodreads recommendation engine based on books you have enjoyed
More ways to share and enjoy your love of reading through the Goodreads Reading Challenge, the ability to write rich text reviews, and enter to win books in our popular Goodreads giveaways program, and
Connecting with your favorite authors, including using Goodreads Ask the Author feature
If you have any questions about creating your group to Goodreads, please email support@goodreads.com and our team will be happy to help. You can also choose to export your data for your own records following the steps at http://www.shelfari.com/exportData/Ex....
From your fellow book lovers,
The Shelfari and Goodreads teams
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Lynne Stringer
Lynne Stringer
I'll go and join it now.
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Wanderer
Wanderer
I am very irritated over the idea...I've always liked Shelfari so much more, especially their group discussion and shelf layout. =\
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Rebel Rider
Rebel Rider
I'm a little annoyed but not upset. I was mostly using both because I had more books and such on Shelfari. The biggest annoyance is some of my read dates didn't import to goodreads, so I'll have to add them manually. Grrr.
Also, I don't much like the reviewers on goodreads. Some are downright mean, like multiple people rating a book I liked one star because the character said something, that with a long stretch of the imagination, could be perceived as racist. (Neither the character or the author are racist.)
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Cullengirl l
Cullengirl l
I'm SO bummed. I tried Goodreads when I started at first, but I found the whole process complicated. Plus I'm not too thrilled about the drama of the reviewers and sometimes even authors about book ratings, etc like Rebel Rider mentioned. I will say that I use Goodreads for book descriptions, cover, and release dates for my blog, but I really like the simplicity of Shelfari.
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J. Leigh Bralick
J. Leigh Bralick
As an author, I like Goodreads much better, in that more people are on Goodreads and so I get a lot more ratings/reviews/discoveries of my books there. But just for talking and discussing things, I like Shelfari much better. I wonder if they're going to make any changes to how Goodreads looks/feels...
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Hope
Hope
Yeah I agree with what everyone said. Goodreads is better fir just finding books and seeing more ratings and reviews. But the community on shelfari and the shelf layout and group layout is so so so so much better on shelfari. So disappointing they won't be transferring more of shelfari's layout at least over to goodreads...but whatever :/
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Lynne Stringer
Lynne Stringer
Yes, it will be interesting to see if there really is a merge, or if it just turns out that Shelfari ceases to exist.
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Erin S
Erin S
Yay! Thanks for the info!
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Cullengirl l
Cullengirl l
My import didn't go through correctly and now I have to manually update everything! Looks like this will be a 3 month project for sure.
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Wanderer
Wanderer
Same here! I am so frustrated by this... =/
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Rebel Rider
Rebel Rider
Try downloading the date, then upload that to goodreads. That's what I did.
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message 3: by jen (new)

jen (hallowwanderer) | 371 comments Kylie ~ Pirate Queen Sura Rose *Go to Leafmarks, not Goodreads.*
There's a petition to try and stop the merge to Goodreads. https://www.change.org/p/amazon-com-p...
Also, if Shelfari does go, a lot of people are moving to Leafmarks. It's interface is not as complex and confusing as Goodreads. It's groups also have a similar layout to Shelfari.
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Rebel Rider
Rebel Rider
I'm okay with the move to goodreads, just annoyed that my dates didn't make the move. (I use both, and I'm sad to say, but I haven't been that active in the community.) Shelfari's gotten very disorganized of late, which is sad.
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Most Honorable One
Most Honorable One
I am both on Leafmarks and Goodreads. I like the layout of leafmarks, however I like goodreads better for finding and reviewing books.
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Wanderer
Wanderer
I am on both, as well as BookLikes, but I think I'm just gonna stick with Goodreads...
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Lynne Stringer
Lynne Stringer
I must check out Leafmarks. I'm already on BookLikes, but I don't spend much time there. I don't think it's that great.
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Kylie ~ Pirate Queen Sura Rose *Go to Leafmarks, not Goodreads.*
Kylie ~ Pirate Queen Sura Rose *Go to Leafmarks, not Goodreads.*
I definitely love the layout on Leafmarks better than Goodreads. Here's my profile, if anyone wants it: https://www.leafmarks.com/lm/#/users/...
I might get a Goodreads to keep track of books, too, but I'm not sure.
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Mark
Mark
To our Slytehrin Headmaster,
Good luck on your next great adventure. Good night, our sweet (Half-Blood) Prince.
*manly tears were shed*
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-GukrfmxrhlY...
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Lynne Stringer
Lynne Stringer
Yes, it's so sad.
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Wanderer
Wanderer
Just a reminder that voting for our new group photo ends on Sunday. We currently still have a tie between 10 & 16!!!
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Most Honorable One
Most Honorable One
Woah, it's like a ghost town here! All the threads are gone... it feels like it's too soon, it's not March yet! x(
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Wanderer
Wanderer
Sorry precious...starting organizing and I'm impossible to stop. xD
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Cullengirl l
Cullengirl l
Ditto.
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Most Honorable One
Most Honorable One
Also there's a tie breaker for the new group photo so be sure to vote! Voting on the tie will end Friday, January 22. If anyone need that date extended a little for any reason, let us know! =)
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Captain Korina
Captain Korina
You guuuuuuys! Friend me if you haven't already.
https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/5...
I'm Korina on https://www.leafmarks.com/lm/
I have the same profile picture on both sites :)
Please post your own!!!
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Wanderer
Wanderer
Same here!!! :D
https://www.goodreads.com/i_love_seco...
I haven't actually done much with my Leafmarks account so far, but I am on there....
https://www.goodreads.com/i_love_seco...
As well as...
http://hallowwanderer.booklikes.com
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Rebel Rider
Rebel Rider
There's mine: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/1...
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Most Honorable One
Most Honorable One
Same here!
Goodreads I'm "Racheal (most honorable one)":
https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/6...

Leafmarks I'm "Racheal":
https://www.leafmarks.com/lm/#/users/...
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Lynne Stringer
Lynne Stringer
I'm at https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
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Lynne Stringer
Lynne Stringer
Just joined Leafmarks too:
https://www.leafmarks.com/lm/#/users/...
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Brittany The Temptress of Books
Brittany The Temptress of Books
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/1...
Leafmarks: https://www.leafmarks.com/lm/#/users/...
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~ Fluttering Rose ~
~ Fluttering Rose ~
I'm on both as well!
Goodreads, I'm ~ Rose ~ ☯Desert Rose❀
https://www.goodreads.com/butterscotc...
Leafmarks, I'm Rose
https://www.leafmarks.com/lm/#/users/...
BookLikes, I'm Desert Rose
http://desertrose.booklikes.com/
I'm also on LibraryThing, as Rose
http://www.librarything.com/profile/R...
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