Anyone on goodreads?

Silvion Night

Sir Readalot
Staff member
#41
I just bought Blood Song by Anthony Ryan (another recommendation from my friends on BFB). It goes to the bottom of my TBR pile, because I also purchased the 2nd and 3d installments in the First Law trilogy (I'm halfway through the Blade Itself).
 

Derk of Derkholm

Journeyed there and back again
#42
No issues there, but I've seen it already has a rating of 4.39/5, based on 36 ratings !!! Just thought it a bit weird is all...
All that is eloquently summed up by this rather funny post by Patrick Rothfuss (himself a Goodreads junkie) on his upcoming book "Doors of Stone":

Patrick Rothfuss said:
While it's nice to see folks out there giving this book five stars, and in some cases even reviewing it, I'll admit that I'm kinda puzzled.

After thinking it over for a while, I've realized there's only one explanation for this:

Time travelers love my books.

This is strangely reassuring, as it lets me know that, eventually, I do finish my revisions, and the book turns out good enough so that I still have a following out there in the big ball of wibbly-wobbly.... timey-wimey.... stuff that I like to think of as the future.

I would also like to say, future readers, that I appreciate your taking time to read and review my books. It's really flattering knowing that even with time-travel technology at your disposal, you'd rather read my stuff and mention it here on goodreads, rather than, say, hunt dinosaurs, get drunk with da Vinci, or pants Hitler.

Secondly, I'd like to say if you're The Doctor, and you're reading this, I would make an excellent traveling companion. I know you normally tend to hang out with pretty young women and robot dogs. And honestly? I respect that.

Still, I bring certain things to the table. Humor, witty banter, and a beard that will allow me to blend in seamlessly with any pre-industrial Germanic culture. I'm also an excellent kisser and play a mean game of Settlers of Catan.

Just throwing it out there.

Lastly, if any of you happen to have a digital copy of the book you'd like to e-mail me, I'd really appreciate it. I'd love to see the five-star version of the book, because right now, the one I'm toiling away at is about a three an a half-in my opinion. It would save me a lot of work if I could just skip to the end and publish it.

Sincerely yours,

pat
 

ofer

Journeyed there and back again
#43
Was extremely bored a few hours ago so decided that what the world needs right now is for me to create a goodreads account and rate all 400 books that I own - either e-books or in dead tree format. Didn't do many reviews - only about 5 or so for books that I liked and most people have never heard of.

Don't know how active I'll be, but if anyone is interested:
https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/46394799-ofer
 
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samalam_91

Mixes poisons and sharpens knives with Kylar
#46
Good news for all UK kindle users, goodreads is finally coming to kindle in the UK :D

Official Announcement
 

Derk of Derkholm

Journeyed there and back again
#48
I don't have a good answer to that question, but the next best thing would be to share it in this thread....

Anyone on Goodreads?
 

Alucard

In the name of the Pizza Lord. Charge!
Staff member
#49
@LexieS17
Merged your thread with this one. Most members have shared their profiles here, you can do the same.
Alternatively you can link them in your signature
http://bestfantasybooks.com/forums/account/signature
or in About you section of your profile
http://bestfantasybooks.com/forums/account/personal-details
they appear under Best answers tab on your profile

For example I explained my ratings in about me, and they can be found under best answers
http://bestfantasybooks.com/forums/members/alucard.26912/
 

LexieS17

Fought a battle in the name of the old gods
#51
@LexieS17
Merged your thread with this one. Most members have shared their profiles here, you can do the same.
Alternatively you can link them in your signature
http://bestfantasybooks.com/forums/account/signature
or in About you section of your profile
http://bestfantasybooks.com/forums/account/personal-details
they appear under Best answers tab on your profile

For example I explained my ratings in about me, and they can be found under best answers
http://bestfantasybooks.com/forums/members/alucard.26912/
THANKS SO MUCH! I do need some more help tho. I'm trying to use the Librarything widget in my signature section and I'm copying and pasting the HTML they provide but it keeps appearing the way it looks down below. Whats wrong with the code?
 

Silvion Night

Sir Readalot
Staff member
#52
THANKS SO MUCH! I do need some more help tho. I'm trying to use the Librarything widget in my signature section and I'm copying and pasting the HTML they provide but it keeps appearing the way it looks down below. Whats wrong with the code?
Hi Lexie. Have you converted the html into BBcode? You can do this via some online converters, such as Gary's Hood (Google it).
 

Alucard

In the name of the Pizza Lord. Charge!
Staff member
#53

rudyjuly2

Journeyed there and back again
#57
For those that like to use Goodreads I thought it would be a good idea to add your username to a list so we could check out the books we like to read and our reviews. I've found it helpful in the past to follow certain people and their reviews and impressions help steer me towards or away from books I may be interested in.

I'm rudyjuly2 (same as here - try and guess my birthday!). I following TomB, Ryan Mueller and Jason from this site along with some other authors and people on Goodreads. You can compare books and see how similar your tastes are. You don't have to add people as friends - just follow their reviews. That way every time you click on a book on goodreads their reviews show up first. I find it useful and interesting.

Rudy
 

TomTB

Super Moderator
Staff member
#58
I came up with a really awesome and witty username, which was funny and brilliant, but then I forgot it, so I went with TomTB.
 

Silvion Night

Sir Readalot
Staff member
#59
I use GoodReads a lot. My name there is Berry