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  1. 1. If I add a Books Section, would you use it?



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Lots of people post info about books here.  If I were to add a separate section for Books, would people use it?

You'd enter the ISBN number and info would automatically be pulled in from Google.

It has the option to create a buy now link from BN or Amazon, I would not turn those on as I suspect it would not generate revenue.

People could comment and rate the book.

I paid a developer to do some work for me that I ended up not needing, and instead of asking for my money back, I told them to keep it.  They offered for me to pick from their other apps, and the Books app is nice looking.

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I love the idea, but I think I am one of five or six who read the comics section.  :(  Or the Proc Cycling section. Or the Gear section. Or the Ride Reports section. Or the ...

 

Maybe a Book tag instead?

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I'd like reading about other people's book interests, but am sadly behind on my own reading.  Plus most of what I read are mindless mysteries that are the  literary  equivalent of Hallmark movies.  But that is also on the list of my to do for retirement, so I may get better in the future.

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12 hours ago, Zephyr said:

I like the idea and am an avid reader, however my taste in books tends to be somewhat specific and most of the stuff posted about books here so far rarely appeals to me

Is it the lack of centrefolds?  :) 

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I have been working my way through Brad Thor's Scot Harvath books and Brad Taylors Pike Logan books.  In between I have been reading Aimee Thurlo's Ellah Clah books about the Navajo Tribal police.

Today's lunch book is The Big Picture by Ben Carson.  Got to hear him speak recently at a Boy Scouts fundraiser and was gifted the book for being a table ambassador for the dinner.

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4 hours ago, jsharr said:

I have been working my way through Brad Thor's Scot Harvath books and Brad Taylors Pike Logan books.  In between I have been reading Aimee Thurlo's Ellah Clah books about the Navajo Tribal police.

Today's lunch book is The Big Picture by Ben Carson.  Got to hear him speak recently at a Boy Scouts fundraiser and was gifted the book for being a table ambassador for the dinner.

Both Taylor and Thor write very similar stuff.  In the vein of Tom Clancy.  Teams of US special forces type operators, male and female, that work to thwart the evil powers that would take down America.  Clandestine shoot em up thrillers.  Not really spy stuff.  Very well written and believable.  Pertinent to the world today.

Thurlo is a husband wife team that write about a female investigator for the Navajo Tribal Police, Ellah Clah, and her team who investigate crimes on a reservation in Arizona.   Very cool to see the differences between the Native American / Navajo way and the modern world.   I do not know enough about the Navajos to know how true to life the stories are, but always a good read.

I tend towards prolific authors so I can read through a series of books, not just one and done.

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So, it's installed, initially configured, but turned off.

It needs categories.  For now, I propose Books.  If this were a book related site and we were going to have thousands of books uploaded, I think categories would make sense.

Do those who care agree on one category, for now?

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39 minutes ago, Square Wheels said:

So, it's installed, initially configured, but turned off.

It needs categories.  For now, I propose Books.  If this were a book related site and we were going to have thousands of books uploaded, I think categories would make sense.

Do those who care agree on one category, for now?

Should prolly keep the porn separate

 

Thank You Square One, your generosity is appreciated

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51 minutes ago, Square Wheels said:

So, it's installed, initially configured, but turned off.

It needs categories.  For now, I propose Books.  If this were a book related site and we were going to have thousands of books uploaded, I think categories would make sense.

Do those who care agree on one category, for now?

Sure, one category sounds good. Thanks!

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14 hours ago, jsharr said:

Both Taylor and Thor write very similar stuff.  In the vein of Tom Clancy.  Teams of US special forces type operators, male and female, that work to thwart the evil powers that would take down America.  Clandestine shoot em up thrillers.  Not really spy stuff.  Very well written and believable.  Pertinent to the world today.

Thurlo is a husband wife team that write about a female investigator for the Navajo Tribal Police, Ellah Clah, and her team who investigate crimes on a reservation in Arizona.   Very cool to see the differences between the Native American / Navajo way and the modern world.   I do not know enough about the Navajos to know how true to life the stories are, but always a good read.

I tend towards prolific authors so I can read through a series of books, not just one and done.

I'll take a look at those.  Unfortunately, having finished the first two of the Command and Control trilogy I now have to wait till November for the third book to be released.  This series was very similar to Clancy's Debt of Honor in style and plot.

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OK, It's open.

It's easy to add a book (but not intuitive).  In the ISBN line, enter the 10- or 13-digit code.  Not letters, dashes, spaces, or anything else.  The hit Tab.  It will fill in the rest.

You can get the ISBN in lots of places.  The book itself, Google books is a help https://books.google.com/.

I will try to add instructions to the page on how to do it.

I don't find these three items useful, and may remove them, let me know what you think:

Books From Same Author

Books From Same Publisher

Related Books

Thanks

 

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