(119 Posts)
juneybean Tue 06-Dec-11 17:22:55

Does any one use Goodreads? Do we have our own MN group on there at all?

MyBrainIsOutOfChristmasTunes Tue 06-Dec-11 21:40:41

I use it, but I don't know of a MN group...

juneybean Tue 06-Dec-11 22:41:10

Argh that's a pity.

this is me if you're looking to add grin

juneybean Wed 07-Dec-11 15:52:36
SarkySpanner Wed 07-Dec-11 15:56:53

How does it work?

juneybean Wed 07-Dec-11 16:00:02

The group or Goodreads? Goodreads you just add books you've read, and rate them, and find recommendations for books you want to read. I've managed to get 102 books on my to read list ... going to be very busy!

DuchessofMalfi Wed 07-Dec-11 18:40:15

I didn't know about this website. I shall be spending quite a lot of time on it from now on grin.

juneybean Wed 07-Dec-11 19:38:13

Yay at least I've lured someone to it wink

MyBrainIsOutOfChristmasTunes Fri 09-Dec-11 14:47:22

I've joined your group as Alberthe, and sent a friend request[fsmile]

juneybean Fri 09-Dec-11 23:07:24

Oo added you back, and two other people have added me, I can only assume they're mumsnetters grin

kellestar Sun 11-Dec-11 09:22:47

I am on goodreads too [ Kelle]

I am also on Librarything, was my home of homes, but tgey don't have an app so it can be months until I log into an actual computer to update. At least with goodreads they have an app that means I can add and update easily.

Abcinthia Sun 11-Dec-11 09:25:24

I joined the group and added you as a friend.

I'm on goodreads too if anyone wants to add me.

juneybean Sun 11-Dec-11 18:06:13

Yay thanks for joining the group! Added those who have added me grin

elkiedee Tue 13-Dec-11 12:25:35

I was probably one of the people who added you juneybean. Although I much prefer Librarything

NanAstley Tue 13-Dec-11 13:45:14

I've joined the group as well (long-time lurker)

juneybean Fri 16-Dec-11 16:36:06

I'm glad people are joining the group! I've added January's book of the month to our "shelf" so we can discuss it if any one is following the MN book of the month and I'll do the same for each month.

LaVengeance Sun 18-Dec-11 09:57:27

I added you too JB smile, you've probably never heard of me but in a past life I was MrsDanversBites...going to look out for the rest of you.

juneybean Sun 18-Dec-11 13:38:42

Yay I'm glad you're all joining the group, if any one has any other ideas for the group feel free to start discussions and that :D

juneybean Mon 26-Dec-11 22:22:56

Bumping this to see if we can drag any others over to the dark side grin

elkiedee Mon 26-Dec-11 23:13:58

Anyone been given any great new books? I've just bought lots for myself, some in the Kindle sale (I did get a substantial Amazon voucher) and some from the charity shops and bargain bookshop here.

juneybean Mon 26-Dec-11 23:19:12

I got given the Millennium Trilogy, started book 1 today!

Abcinthia Tue 27-Dec-11 13:59:52

I got The Weaker Vessel by Antonia Fraser for my birthday. I've been having a look on Amazon at books but I just can't decide what I want.

NanAstley Wed 28-Dec-11 00:05:51

The Weaker Vessel sounds very interesting! Is it good?

Abcinthia Wed 28-Dec-11 15:21:49

I haven't started reading it and probably won't for a week or two (I've got to finish two others I'm currently reading). I've read a few of Antonia Fraser's books before and I have always found them to be be excellent, so I have high hopes for The Weaker Vessel.

mrswoodentop Fri 30-Dec-11 23:11:26

I am on Goodreads but haven't used it much as can be a bit USA dominated,will join the group though it will reinvigorate me!

juneybean Tue 03-Jan-12 20:06:01

Thanks for joining the group!

dyzzidi Tue 10-Jan-12 20:54:16

Hello ladies

I joined goodreads as a place to store the manes of all the books I have read! I have just joined your group. I hope that is ok!

ninjanurse Wed 11-Jan-12 10:40:29

Hello I have joined the goodreads group as well smile

juneybean Thu 12-Jan-12 18:39:10

Fabulous! Great to have new members! grin

LaVengeance Thu 12-Jan-12 20:48:40

smile <waves>

brillopads Mon 16-Jan-12 00:11:26

Haha I've joined too. I also am a fully paid up member of librarything <such a book nerd>

juneybean Mon 16-Jan-12 14:06:22

Yay, I might take a look at librarything! But I'm used to goodreads now haha

TwoIfBySea Tue 17-Jan-12 17:59:00

I have to admit to going on the site, adding books and little else. So now I've joined the group I had better participate then, eh?

MayCanary Thu 19-Jan-12 12:06:56

Joined and going to read!

Abcinthia Fri 20-Jan-12 19:15:38

I joined Librarything a while back but I never really got into it. Maybe I'll try and give it another go.

fatballerina Sat 28-Jan-12 13:35:55

Just marking my place here to show you all I do actually exist in MN land..longtime lurker!Have joined the goodreads group too-looking forward to sharing recommendations.

juneybean Sat 28-Jan-12 23:24:23

Good to see you all on the group grin

NanBullen Sun 29-Jan-12 09:04:54

Hello, have just joined the group if that's ok? Looking forward to some good discussions!

juneybean Sun 29-Jan-12 10:56:12

Of course! All MNers are welcome grin

highlandcoo Mon 30-Jan-12 14:49:16

Hi have just joined!

Not on facebook so not too sure what adding people as friends actually does .. can someone tell me please?

Looking forward to chatting about books!

juneybean Mon 30-Jan-12 22:23:52

Just adds them to your main page so you can see what we're all reading and see if any of the books interest you grin

Abcinthia Mon 30-Jan-12 23:39:38

You might also get emails about what friends are reading/their progress in books depending on what your email settings are.

I really like seeing what everyone on my friend's list is reading or their reviews. My wishlist has grown loads grin

highlandcoo Tue 31-Jan-12 10:16:23

Thanks, juneybean and abcinthia, for explaining. I used to have a useful teenage son at home to explain such things : )

flipflopper Thu 02-Feb-12 11:09:11

I'm on goodreads too, I have joined the mumsnet group, hope thats ok!

juneybean Thu 02-Feb-12 12:09:54

More the merrier grin

DuchessofMalfi Wed 15-Feb-12 17:44:10


juneybean Wed 15-Feb-12 22:45:50

All welcome to our mumsnet group and if any one wants to be a moderator who is fairly active feel free to ask! Any help is muchly appreciated (not that there's much to do but anything to increase activity is a start!)

MayCanary Thu 16-Feb-12 15:43:37

juneybean happy to try moderating. Not massively active but posted a couple of times.

DuchessofMalfi Thu 16-Feb-12 18:10:55

I'd be happy to chip in with a bit of moderating. I'm on Goodreads fairly frequently - what does it involve?

juneybean Thu 16-Feb-12 18:51:11

Thankfully the group itself runs without any actual moderating but any thing to keep it active and any new thread ideas would be great!

I know who you are Duchess on there but May you'll have to poke me so I know which one is you! grin

Abcinthia Thu 16-Feb-12 19:32:35

I'll happily help with moderating. I usually go on goodreads several times a day so I'm very active

DuchessofMalfi Fri 17-Feb-12 09:24:31

I'll have a think today about some thread ideas, if the children ever stop yelling. Looking forward to school restarting next week smile.

juneybean Fri 17-Feb-12 11:49:27

I've added the three of you to the mods list.

My inner pedant is sobbing that I cannot change the "g" on general in the folder list sad

Portofino Fri 17-Feb-12 12:06:27

Ooh I have just asked to join. (JB)

fivegomadindorset Fri 17-Feb-12 12:11:35

Being thick how do I ask to join?

juneybean Fri 17-Feb-12 12:11:55

Ooo welcome to our group grin

juneybean Fri 17-Feb-12 12:12:55

We're a public group so you should just be able to click join somewhere on our page

Portofino Fri 17-Feb-12 12:54:20

Do I add you all as friends like on FB?

juneybean Fri 17-Feb-12 13:05:47

I don't know about every one else but you can definitely add me!

DuchessofMalfi Fri 17-Feb-12 13:23:03

You can add me as a friend too if you like, Portofino smile

Dillydollydaydream Fri 17-Feb-12 15:58:54

I've just joined smile

DuchessofMalfi Fri 17-Feb-12 18:23:51

Welcome to the group Dilly smile.

whereismywine Fri 17-Feb-12 20:45:42

Oo good I love goodreads. I have joined! So far my only friends are family which dh thinks is hilarious :-/

juneybean Fri 17-Feb-12 23:03:34

Welcome to the group every one who has joined today! grin

Ooo where add us and show him how popular you are!

Dillydollydaydream Sat 18-Feb-12 07:55:54

I haven't added any friends [loner]
I haven't been a member long though so that's my excuse!

whereismywine Sat 18-Feb-12 09:53:47

I'm the one looking skywards..

juneybean Sat 18-Feb-12 11:12:52

Ooo dilly you can add me!

Thanks for the add where!

Portofino Sat 18-Feb-12 12:04:08

ooh - there is iPad app!

juneybean Sat 18-Feb-12 13:32:29

Oo yes! Sadly my phone is too inept (Windows HTC) so I can't get a nifty app for it sad

chocolateyclur Sat 18-Feb-12 13:39:18

Marking my place for when I'm at my computer. Though am installing the app right now (in tesco. I have my priorities right)

lisa1968 Sat 18-Feb-12 21:16:04

Hi Abcinthia-have added you as a friend if thats ok!!

lisa1968 Sat 18-Feb-12 21:17:03

have just joined if anyone wants to add me xxx

Abcinthia Sat 18-Feb-12 21:24:20

Yes that's ok smile

juneybean Sun 19-Feb-12 00:38:28

I can't find you Lisa... But feel free to add me smile

juneybean Sat 25-Feb-12 13:33:50

I applied to be a librarian, as I was getting frustrated with my books not being correct!

Abcinthia Sat 25-Feb-12 18:56:17

Yes I was considering becoming a librarian for the same reason! I've always enjoyed keeping a record of excatly how many pages I've read but it's all messed up now because loads of my books have missing page numbers.

SilverMachine Sat 25-Feb-12 19:31:39

Ooh, I've just come across this thread and have joined the group. I'm stuck in a bit of a literary rut at the moment so I'm hoping to get some recommendations. Please feel free to add me as a friend (unusual yet oddly common sounding name).

Abcinthia Sat 25-Feb-12 19:52:55

I think I added you SilverMachine smile

SilverMachine Sat 25-Feb-12 21:03:32

Yes, thank you smile I have just added The Somnambulist to my 'To Read' list. I love modern gothic fiction and it sounds like an amazing debut.

juneybean Sat 25-Feb-12 21:12:08

If you don't become one, throw me a message and I can edit any books you like grin but do apply!

Welcome to our group SilverMachine!

DuchessofMalfi Sun 26-Feb-12 08:59:47

I think I've added you as a friend too, SilverMachine!

Abcinthia Sun 04-Mar-12 19:40:47

Bump incase anyone else is interested smile

Groovee Sun 04-Mar-12 20:00:57

I've been on Goodreads for a while. Have asked to to join the group though

DuchessofMalfi Mon 05-Mar-12 08:16:51

Look forward to chatting to you on Goodreads, Groovee smile.

DuchessofMalfi Tue 06-Mar-12 08:13:26

Anyone else interested in joining? Follow the link in the fourth post from the top.

juneybean Mon 12-Mar-12 20:45:55
Moln Thu 22-Mar-12 22:33:25

I've just joined (or asked to join?)

Also added the two links as friends on this thread (in case you are wondering who the randomer request is!!)

Please bear in mind I am a really really REALLY slow reader!!!

NoraHelmer Fri 23-Mar-12 07:57:02

Welcome to the group Moln smile. I look forward to chatting with you.

Abcinthia Fri 23-Mar-12 11:00:35

Welcome to the group!

offmystomachstillis Fri 30-Mar-12 08:32:05

Hello! (waves exscitedly) I've just asked to join.
Only just started getting back into reading now LO is a little older, although not getting through books as fast as I used to to (time and tiredness!)

offmystomachstillis Fri 30-Mar-12 08:32:41

excitedly lol

Teladi Fri 30-Mar-12 08:39:10

I have also joined. I like Goodreads but haven't got quite 'into' it yet, hopefully being part of a community type group will help!

NoraHelmer Fri 30-Mar-12 08:40:07

Welcome to the group. Do I call you stomach or off?grin. Look forward to chatting to you. What sort of books do you like to read? Are you reading The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides for MN's April bookclub? Some of us will be reading it, and some not smile. See you over on Goodreads.

NoraHelmer Fri 30-Mar-12 08:43:20

Oh, and welcome Teladi too grin. See you on Goodreads. This is great - our group is growing quickly smile.

juneybean Fri 30-Mar-12 17:41:46

Oooo welcome to our new MNers! grin

Lillyreader Sat 31-Mar-12 16:01:35


I'm new to mumsnet but I joined Goodreads a couple of months ago. Was finding it a bit difficult to navigate so haven't used it much however, I'd love to joing your group over there too.

NoraHelmer Sat 31-Mar-12 18:48:54

Welcome to the group Lillyreader smile.

Lillyreader Tue 03-Apr-12 18:02:00

Thanks! Nice to be here. smile

IamtheSnorkMaiden Wed 04-Apr-12 23:39:21

I'm on it but not a big fan.

IreadthereforeIam Thu 05-Apr-12 08:12:59

I've joined, if that's ok grin. I've been using Goodreads up until now to record what I've read and to follow some of the authors that I like. It would be good for me, I think to read some different books. I was in a book club, but had to give it up for work sad. I look forward to joining in!!

NoraHelmer Thu 05-Apr-12 09:16:32

Welcome to the group Iread smile

Snork - feel free to join our MN group - the more the merrier smile.

NoraHelmer Tue 10-Apr-12 18:26:40

Bump - in case anyone else is interested in joining smile.

juneybean Wed 11-Apr-12 15:17:54

Welcome to all the new members, we have 60 now! grin

DontHaveAtv Wed 11-Apr-12 16:51:29

Have just asked to join. smile

NoraHelmer Wed 11-Apr-12 17:42:10

Welcome to the group DontHaveAtv smile.

Abcinthia Wed 06-Jun-12 16:00:54

Bumping incase anyone else wants to join smile

juneybean Fri 13-Jul-12 17:25:44
juneybean Tue 06-Nov-12 13:39:51

We've decided try and do our own book of the month! smile

OneHolyCow Fri 09-Nov-12 09:39:20

I joined too. Hi all!

Oh how I love goodreads. I have a bit of a book addiction and its fab as I have all the books I own on it. I think if my husband was to divorce me tomorrow, too many books would be the number one reason grin

Just joined the group, hope that's ok. the app is on my phone and I'm on my iPod so I can't add anyone as a friend, but please feel free to add me. My profile picture is David tennant wink

NadineBeyer Fri 30-Nov-12 13:52:06

Yeah I love Goodreads, it's much easier to remember how many books and which ones you have read.

I'm going to bump and join if i may?

I love the Goodreads site and am particularly chuffed today having logged on and got a direct message from F.G. Cottam after doing a review on The Waiting Room.
Which is fabulous btw. (My review comes across as harsher than i remember when i re read it but he was very nice! smile )

So that's my middleaged excitement for the day grin

DuchessofMalfi Sun 13-Jan-13 09:48:36

Did you find our group bringbacksideburns?

The link's here, if you need it, and for anyone else who would like to join in.

The Book Vipers

Yes! I have joined. Thanks.

Ouroboros Mon 14-Jan-13 14:04:12

Hello, I've just joined the group. I've been on Goodreads for a few years but have been neglecting it a bit... I'm MB if anyone wants to add me.

TallulahTwinkle Tue 15-Jan-13 14:36:24

Hello, I have just joined too smile

VickyNicholas Fri 18-Jan-13 09:08:38

@ juneybean - the Millenium Trilogy is great - i'm not really into Crime novels, but I was hooked on those and couldn't put them down!

I just finished a book called The Night Circus which I would really recommend to anyone who likes a good love story with a twist. It's just the most magical book - set against the backdrop of a truly incredible circus (the type I dreamed about running away and joining as a little girl...) x

gailforce1 Sat 26-Jan-13 21:09:22

Hi, I have joined and thought I would give this thread a bump!

MarianneEnjolras Mon 30-Dec-13 21:17:07

Bumping as I've just been searching the book groups on goodreads and came across your group. As soon as I saw the name I knew it was mn related but thought I'd google first to check! grin

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