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  1. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    Anyone else a member of Goodreads? I just signed up yesterday and I'm still figuring it out! I reviewed 21 books I've read in order to get recommendations.
    Might be interesting to see what others here are reading...professionally or just for fun!
     
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  3. KinderCowgirl

    KinderCowgirl Phenom

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    I'm not sure I really have the hang of it either. I signed up a few weeks ago and rated some books but haven't done anything else with it. My problem is people have such varying tastes-I have certain places I really trust for reviews and I can usually predict what I'll like. But I would certainly be willing to share my reviews! :)
     
  4. jen12

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    I'm on goodreads. I use it mainly to keep track of the number of books I read. It's just a piece of information I like to track each year. In terms of recommendations, I generally read the reviews on Amazon.
     
  5. kpa1b2

    kpa1b2 Aficionado

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    I'm on goodreads. I don't use it very often. I tend to forget about it.
     
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    I'm on it and really like it. I get to see recommendations from others and share ideas on what I've read.
     
  7. Caesar753

    Caesar753 Multitudinous

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    I love Goodreads! You can link it to your FB and see all your friends who also have a Goodreads account. Feel free to add me! =)
     
  8. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    Saw you there!
     
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    giraffe326 Virtuoso

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    this
     
  10. TeacherNY

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    I love it. I challenged myself to read 100 books this year. I am 9 books behind right now but I plan to catch up soon. I would love to add anyone just let me know.
     
  11. Ima Teacher

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    I'm on there, but I rarely use it. I don't think about it.
     
  12. Jerseygirlteach

    Jerseygirlteach Groupie

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    Never heard of it before I saw this a whole ago. I played on it and got some recommendations. I'm always looking for good book recommendations. :)
     
  13. paperheart

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    Goodreads is my facebook. I am on it several times a day. I keep track of the books I have read, book I want to read, find recommendations, etc. I am a librarian, afterall lol. I actually have a shelf for books to use in a lesson and books to order for the library which is very helpful.

    Please friend me or follow me: http://www.goodreads.com/user/edit?tab=profile
     
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    Great! I'll be sure to look for the request.
     
  15. dizzykates

    dizzykates Habitué

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    I am on it, same screen name, but I don't use it often. I keep meaning to update it...but then I forget.
     
  16. platypusok

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    I'm on it and use it all the time. I don't review lots of books (I rate them) but I do read the reviews. I especially like to read the 2 star and 1 star reviews.

    I have some students who are friends with me on goodreads and they will come and ask to borrow books that I have on my lists.

    I know it's a social media thing but I use mainly for organization and reading reviews of books I'm thinking of reading.
     
  17. TeacherNY

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    Sometimes I will see a book at Barnes and Noble or something and want to read it at a later time but end up forgetting about it. If I put it on my Good Reads "want to read" shelf then it reminds me of them when I run out of things to read.
     
  18. Lynn K.

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    I have a good reads acct, but I use my shelfari acct way more. I found goodreads cluttered feeling for me...
     
  19. Shanoo

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    I'm on goodreads. I signed up last summer (I think). I tend to use it much more in the summer than during the school year because I don't really have time to read for pleasure during the school year.
     
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    I'm on it, but use it sporadically.
     
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    I have an account, but haven't really used it.
     

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