I love books. A lot. I love hearing about what other people are reading. Even if I don't share an interest in a particular book, I still like seeing and feeling other's enthusiasm for the books they're reading. Some of my favorite books were recommended to me by other people. I want more people to share the books they've enjoyed. I encourage this at every opportunity I get outside of work and now I've figured out a way to encourage it at work.
Yes, there are social networks specifically for sharing books, but I for one do not have a lot of friends on those networks that are specifically interested in reading books about healthy eating or exercise and the like. This forum isn't limited to those kinds of books, but I do hope people will share a lot of those types of books as I think that's what'll make this different than any other social network for sharing books.
I am considering a way to integrate one or more of those social networks into this forum. Feel free to cast your vote for your favorite!
Also, please report any suggestions or annoyances you may have with anything here.
Rules and Functionality
While books in line with the Calorie Count mission are encouraged, books can be on any topic, as long as they don't violate any of the other post guidelines (e.g. no self-promotion or other promotion for friends, family, work, etc.). Books should be books you have actually read or books you are thinking about reading.
An ISBN or Amazon ASIN is required, but you don't need to look it up. If you have it handy--great, but if not, simply enter the title of the book in the Title field and the ISBN will be discovered automatically. You may need to tweak the title field if it comes back with the wrong book.
After entering the ISBN and clicking out of the field, the author and title fields will be filled automatically. You can change these if you want or if they're wrong. The book cover image will also appear.
Similarly, if the ISBN is not present and you enter a title, the ISBN and author will be automatically filled. The book cover image will also appear.
The author field is required.
You don't have to give the book a rating, but it is recommend.
I am never without a book and at least 2 in waiting....This is a great idea!
I love this idea. I usually have a stack of books by my bed and I have so little time to read but I still can squeeze it in. I cannot get used to a kindle. I prefer the paper since I love feeling the pages between my fingers. Not sure how to post my likes though. Could you give directions. I am reading Maia by Richard Adams right now. Yes, the same author who wrote Watership Down. This is actually the second time I have read it. The first time I was 20. Now I am 51 and it is nothing short of PHENOMENAL. I am not sure why it didnt get more attention. Let me know how to share this info. Thanks for the great idea.
Absolutely love to read will do so with any spare time that I have some of my favourite authors are Jeffrey Deaver (a modern day Agatha Christie), Phillip Margolin, Lee Childs, Stieg Larsson also thriller writers also away from thrillers there is Maeve Binchey and Rosamond Pilcher and lets not forget Ken Follet a wonderful story teller.
Have read so many wonderful books over the years and have never thought to join a book forum to discuss them what a great idea.
i love books and this idea!
I like this idea. I have been slacking off on my food logging lately and I'm hoping that book discussion stuff will bring me here more often. I have a job where I can listen to my mp3 player all day, so I have the chance to listen to quite a bit more books than I could ever actually read. Recently, I have been listening to some scifi and fantasy stuff. Right now I'm in the midst of a run of books by Connie Willis, including time-travel novels titled To Say Nothing of the Dog, Doomsday Book, Blackout and All Clear. All of these are well-researched about the period of human history that the characters visit, and I love learning details about Victorian England, the Middle Ages and London during the Blitz. I've also listened to and liked titles by Vernor Vinge, Robert Charles Wilson, Orson Scott Card and Robin Hobb, all authors of science fiction and/or fantasy.
I'm always interested to hear what others are reading and liking, and I'm looking forward to finding out what people here read. I'm going to look for Richard Adams' Maia mentioned above already!
Great idea to have a book forum, I might get more ideas of what to read next! There are three books I am currently reading, all completely different from each other. I just finished "The Concubine's Secret," by Kate Furnival, the third book in the series, it started off a little slow, but once you get into the story, it's quite good, although parts of it are really far-fetched imho. I am also reading the first in a four-book series by Bernard Cornwell, "The Rebel," about the Civil War; he is one of my absolute favorite writers and his books contain a tremendous amount of actual historic events surrounding his stories. And of course, I am reading the "Game of Thrones," which is now supposedly also a TV series. I wouldn't know, I rather just read the books. Sad, but my books are almost like my children, regardless how much you love them, there are days you would rather much like to give them away but just can't do it, LOL.
Great idea! I love it.
I absolutely love this idea! I love reading and love to hear about what others are reading as well. Great idea!
Love it!!! I am a book fanatic. I want to read all the time. So, I would love to hear what others are reading as well.
I love this idea! How do I join the forum?
You're already using it! You don't need to do anything special to signup for the book forum.
Yay!! I'm in.
ISBN - 13: 978-0-439-02348-1
Yep, The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
My cousin's kids talked me into it. I'm loving it so far too!
How am I supposed to log this?
What you want to do is look at all the forum topics currently in the Books forum.
You can see them here:
It looks like this:
If you already see an existing book topic, click it and you can join the existing conversation. You will not need the ISBN if you do it this way.
If you don't see a topic for a book you want to talk about, click the New Topic link near the top of the page. There, you will see this:
On that page, you can enter in the ISBN 10 number or Amazon ASIN OR the title. If you enter just the title, the ISBN will fill in automatically.
Does that help?
Oh great! Thank you!! This is great.
The Game of Thrones TV Series is on HBO and it's awesome. I read the first four books a couple of years ago and was afraid the series would fall short, but it doesn't. HBO has done a spectacular job of bringing the characters to life.
I wish we could "like" comments. sgre you are so right about the series.
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