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Discussion in 'TMB Book Club' started by Truman, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. Truman

    Truman Well-Known Member
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    Anyone on it? A FB friend recommended it. Looks pretty cool. Its a social network site based on books. Users rate books, after you rate a few, it starts sending suggestions. Not sure how much Id use it because the last several books Ive read have come from TMB recs.
     
  2. Arkie Proud

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  3. The Blackfish

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    Just joined, thanks
     
  4. Iron Mickey

    Iron Mickey is this thing on?
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    Yup. Love it.
     
  5. Arkie Proud

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    Did you get the email and have everything to your liking?
     
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  6. Iron Mickey

    Iron Mickey is this thing on?
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    Haven't gotten a chance to mess with it yet, but I appreciate it.
     
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  7. offshore

    offshore I'm on a boat

    Just joined as well.
     
  8. The Blackfish

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    Got an email saying you were my friend on goodreads now haha
     
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  9. offshore

    offshore I'm on a boat

    Hopefully now that I'm done with nursing school I'll be able to read something besides medical books.
     
  10. The Blackfish

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  11. Arkie Proud

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    Eighteen members so far. I'm not sure who is who. Only two people (I think) have the same username there as the do here. Also, no one shows to be currently reading The Passage except me...
     
  12. Truman

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    Just sent a request to be invited
     
  13. Arkie Proud

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    Just approved that bitch.

    Just FYI, the reason I set it up so I had to approve each person was so I could keep track of how many people were in the group, possibly pair them with their TMB persona (like Truman here) and, honestly, to keep me interested in the Goodreads site. It's really cool and I forget about it a lot. This keep me honest about it.
     
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  14. Truman

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    Arkie Proud Need to at The Passage to the group's bookshelf. Or is that after we read it?
     
  15. Arkie Proud

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    Done. I left the "Finished reading" date blank...
     
  16. The Blackfish

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    I don't remember having to be approved... Wonder if I joined the right group
     
  17. Truman

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    Its kind of hard to remember all the books Ive read and back logging them all. ANd I really havent read that much. I can barely remember two books ago.
     
  18. The Blackfish

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    I just did the books I have read in the last 6 months or so
     
  19. Iron Mickey

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    Request sent.
     
  20. offshore

    offshore I'm on a boat

  21. The Blackfish

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    I haven't started it yet. Should finish Closing Time (sequel to Catch-22) tonight and start The Passage tomorrow. Really excited, sounds like everyone who is reading it right now is really enjoying it.
     
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  22. Truman

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    I love it so far. Its longer, but it goes by fast.
     
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  23. Arkie Proud

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    I just changed it a few days ago, so I'm sure you joined our group.

    :yaoface:
     
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  24. offshore

    offshore I'm on a boat

    I normally read everything for free on my iPad, but I just moved into a new apartment and needed some more books to fill up a bookcase
     
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  25. Truman

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    a bookcase for books? thats SO 2009
     
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  26. Gin Buckets

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    I'll be joining here shortly... Did y'all join using FB or just make a new account?
     
  27. The Blackfish

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    fb
     
  28. Truman

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  29. Arkie Proud

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    FB. A lot of people are afraid of using FB for this kind of stuff, worried they are building some dossier on them. Here's my FB dossier:

    This guy likes reading, especially fantasy. Listens to blues and classic country. Plays board games. And really enjoys bacon. That's all we got.
     
  30. Clubber Lang

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    I use a "signup" fb account that is based off a yahoo email address I created then deleted, so even the fb notification emails go nowhere :warn: The account also gets used for work stuff once in a while when someone needs to test out tracking on FB, etc.
     
  31. Gin Buckets

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    I love this review of Blood Meridian in this site... I seriously felt the exactly the same way reading it:

    "The man finished the book. He closed the pages tightly together then put one foot on the floor then the other then used his hands to push himself up out of the chair and then put one foot in front of the other until he had walked all the way to the book shelf and then put the book on the book shelf. The deer walked in. The man whirled around and fired once with his pistol and the brains of the deer went flying out the back of its head and painted the wall a color dark red like blood. The man sat down again like a man sitting down."
     
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  32. The Blackfish

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    I loved Blood Meridian. I want to reread it soon because I know there is a shit ton more to get out of the book than what I got the first time through
     
  33. MORBO!

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    Just joined the group. Finished Ready Player One a few minutes ago. P good.
     
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  34. Truman

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    Anyone know what makes an author a "Goodreads Author'? Ive noticed that both Justin Cronin and Gillian Flynn are dubbed as such. Just curious.
     
  35. Arkie Proud

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    They have accounts and post on Goodreads. Ernie Cline is one as well.
    Me, too:peekaboo:
     
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  36. One Knight

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    Just requested to join.
     
  37. MORBO!

    MORBO! Hello, Tiny Man. I WILL DESTROY YOU!!!!
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    My request for the TMB goodreads group hasn't been accepted yet. :crossedarms:
     
  38. The Blackfish

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    A good mod would have accepted it in the 4 minutes between your posts. Unfortunately we're stuck with Arkie Proud
     
  39. MORBO!

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    I requested to join on Tuesday at 10:12 p.m. The other post was OneKnight.

    You don't read good, do ya boy?!
     
  40. The Blackfish

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    Same difference
     
  41. Arkie Proud

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    What is your Goodreads name? BECAUSE YOU ARE OUT, FELLA! OUT!

    Has everyone that applied been accepted?
     
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  42. MORBO!

    MORBO! Hello, Tiny Man. I WILL DESTROY YOU!!!!
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    Just sent another request in case the first didn't go through. It says I still haven't joined any groups...
     
  43. Arkie Proud

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    I approved you within minutes of your request. I approved two folks today: "D. H." and "One Knight".
     
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  44. MORBO!

    MORBO! Hello, Tiny Man. I WILL DESTROY YOU!!!!
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    So if anybody wanted to know my name...there you go...
     
  45. Arkie Proud

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    Changed it in my post. I figured since you signed up using your real name, and everyone can see it there, you were cool with it.
     
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  46. MORBO!

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    Haha, no worries. I signed up a loooong time ago, so I never really thought about joining a TMB group.
     
  47. Lifeiskilingme79

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    Just joined the group. I heard that's what all the cool kids are doing.

    Arkie Proud
     
  48. The Blackfish

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    The group is pretty pointless since we have this board
     
  49. Arkie Proud

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    I like the site itself. I can read reviews and chronicle my reading... I just bounce around there sometimes and read shit. Being in a group that does that same, even if we don't do it as a group, appeals to me. So I like it.
     
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  50. Truman

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    Samies.