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message 1: by Darryl (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:25PM) (new)

Darryl Lict | 4 comments There are a bunch of books that I've read, but to be perfectly frank, I can't much remember how well I liked them. If I don't rank it at all, will it get zero stars, or will it just not count towards the overall rating? I'd like to use goodreads as a database for books I've read.

message 2: by bup (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:25PM) (new)

bup I'm pretty sure it won't affect anything, because I've entered a book or two that nobody else has ever rated, and it just said, "no ratings yet," even after I entered the book.

message 3: by Darryl (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:27PM) (new)

Darryl Lict | 4 comments Thanks, it makes sense. I've got very poor book and movie recollection. Hell, I've got several copies of the same book because I can't remember if I've already bought it. This website and a web enabled phone should help me out. Now I can go ahead and enter the books without guilt.

message 4: by Scareyfaerie (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:27PM) (new)

Scareyfaerie | 3 comments I rarely put a rating on the stuff I've read, because I think it's up to the person who reads it to decide how good it is for themselves. It's like reading someone's review of a movie and then deciding to see it based entirely on some stranger's opinion.

I know reviews can be useful but I know that other people's tastes in books etc are much different to mine and just because I rave about how fantastic something is, doesn't mean anyone else will like it.

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