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FRIENDS LIST, I HAVE AN IMPORTANT POLL FOR YOU.

So, everybody else has a few hundred books on their GoodReads accounts, and I am still in double digits and feel left behind. Plus it keeps recommending books for me that I have already read. I could add up to 10 years' worth of reading lists because I have exact dates for them all. Buuuut...that is literally over a thousand books, not counting childhood classics. I'm afraid to start.

Poll #1854719 GoodReads!

Should I start adding books from my pre-2012 reading lists to GR?

Yes! The more the merrier.
8(100.0%)
How about just the ones you feel strongly about?
0(0.0%)
Nah, keep it streamlined - only add books as you read them.
0(0.0%)

What about other favorites I may have read before age 14?

Why not?
6(100.0%)
Depends. I will discuss in a comment.
0(0.0%)
What did I say about keeping it streamlined?
0(0.0%)

Would (or have) you ever add(ed) older books you've read?

Yes
4(80.0%)
No, only as I read them
1(20.0%)


VOTE OR I WILL BAN YOU.

YOU HAVE NO WAY OF KNOWING WHETHER I AM KIDDING OR NOT.

[Edit: I'm kidding. I'm actually in a really good mood, as talking about books tends to do that for me, but I do appreciate your participation.]



[EDIT 2: ...I probably should have started this epic "Add ALL THE BOOKS OF MY LIFE TO GOODREADS!" project on the weekend, seeing as I have now been at it for two hours and I'm not even a quarter of the way through 2011. Adding date stamps really slows you down, to say nothing of adding the reviews, even though most are just copy/pasted from my reading list. I'm also not tired in the slightest, which is bad, because I have work left to do tomorrow that I either need to start now or finish semi-early tomorrow morning after getting a good night's rest if I want to go to garage sales. A prospect that is looking pretty bleak, as I show no signs of stopping my obsessive cataloging anytime soon.]

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lieueitak
Jul. 18th, 2012 11:29 pm (UTC)
I like your new layout, BTW.

I think you might as well add older books if you are inclined to do so. It might not be streamlined, but if I were looking at your account, it would give me (or whoever is looking at it) a better idea of what you like/dislike and whether or not I can trust the reviews you leave, lol. If I like 10 books you like, then a big list gives me more ideas of what to read next. ... not that any of that benefits you, ;)

But then it might be cool to have one long list of books you've read in your life. Then again you're pretty good at keeping track of what you've read. So then maybe it's only worth it to get them to rec you things you haven't already read. Actually, you could always add books to your list as GoodReads accidentally recommends them to you.

*stops rambling and hits post comment button*
rainbowstevie
Jul. 18th, 2012 11:43 pm (UTC)
Ooh, votes and a comment. I see threats are effective motivators. ;) It's a really good comment, too. It reminded me that you can sort by date read, not just date added, so no matter how many I add I can still keep it organized, because I like your point about more books giving other people a better overall picture. Maybe I just needed to hear someone else say it?

But then it might be cool to have one long list of books you've read in your life.
And then there's that! Faster and more fun than hand-compiling an Excel or Word file. I might make that my ultimate goal while adding in bits and pieces at a time.

(and aw, thanks on the layout. Which sounds like I'm taking credit for it...I'm just glad someone else likes it)

lieueitak
Jul. 19th, 2012 01:53 am (UTC)
It wasn't the threat, lol. I wanted to say the other day that your layout looked nice, but in my head, that was a weird drive by comment to make so I saved it~ until I had other things to say. And apparently I had lots of feelings about how you use GoodReads.

GR would definitely be easier to use to keep a full list of books. Also if your computer ever died or something of the sort, you would still have a list elsewhere.
muzzy_olorea
Jul. 19th, 2012 02:34 pm (UTC)
Definitely add the past books if you have them recorded somewhere.

I'd say draw the line and really childish books but everything else is fair game.

I only added the older books I can actually remember reading, I can still remember the plot of - if I can't remember the plot it doesn't count.

Also, the more you add, the more accurate your recommendations get. You could create shelves based on years so then you'll get recommendations similar to books you read in a certain year etc.

Anyway, yes, if it were me, I would definitely add past books as I like things to be complete and I weirdly like having online "projects" like this.
rainbowstevie
Jul. 21st, 2012 09:10 am (UTC)
Good, good responses! "Add if you can remember the plot" is a smart rule. I'm trying to make myself include at least quick reviews, if I don't already have them, to ensure that I follow this standard.

Shelves will be my next major project - I'm excited for that, but at the same time, that is going to be crazy. Especially with my now 600+ books while I'm only back to around 2007. SO MANY WAYS TO SORT. NO LIMITS. PANDEMONIUM!

Semi off topic, but I'm seeing so many recs already just in the sidebars after adding a book that I'm starting to envy an idea I read many years ago in, I think, Feed - a future society where nobody reads anymore, you just pick a title from a catalog that sounds good and have it downloaded instantly into your brain. That always sounded like the ultimate tragedy to me. As of today? Suddenly making sense!
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