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2020: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

We’re still a month away from the end of the year, but my reading will probably consist mainly of Christmas books in December, and I hope and pray that life won’t come up and throw anything else at me in the final month of the year, either.  So I might as well post my “Year […]

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BookLikes (and Legimi), is this really all you’ve got?

“The site is live and running again. No other features are planned in the nearest future. The performance will be looked into depending on the problems and the availability of resources. Sorry for any inconvenience.“ Comment on BookLikes’ Facebook page, last night (July 13, 2020).   Sorry, but that just isn’t good enough. Not any […]

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Good news

Reblogged from: Lillelara So far Booklikes has run very fast for me today, which made me suspicious. So I tried to check up on the domain and due to certain circumstances, I ended up on another page than the one Themis-Athena has mentioned previously.   The good news is, double checked by Themis-Athena and found […]

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Please do me a favor

Reblogged from: Moonlight Reader If you are still active on BL and if you are in our backup GR group, please head over there and post in the new thread, titled “Please check in!”   I am trying to get a head count together and make sure that I have exchanged current contact information for […]

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BookLikes Newbie Wondering Whether to Stay

See: booklikes.com/thread/4818/should-i-bother-with-booklikes?p=0#thread-post Looking at her blog, I instantly decided to follow her; I also posted a link to her blog in the “New BL Blogs to Follow” group.  In the space of a single day, she’s pretty much nailed the site’s issues such as they present to someone who’s just signed up, but instead of […]

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New BookLikes “Admin Issues” Group

As the “official” BookLikes group has been swamped by unchecked waves of spam, I’ve decided to create a replacement group for us to address the issues that we’d otherwise post in the “official” group: BookLikes Admin Issues Since it’s member-managed, it of course won’t cause any issues to actually be fixed.  But let’s face it, […]

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English language reviews

Reblogged from: Literature. Coffee.   I actually just found out about this site. I’m very late, I know. I have been reviewing my read books on my website on doodlefondue, but I’ve written it in Dutch language. And because I have signed up on this site, I thought to make it English language reviews. I don’t […]

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Booklikes Active Poster

Reblogged from: Obsidian Blue   I thought this would be a good way for us to comment and then share the post to see who is still here to make sure we are all following each other. I only bring this up because I see some people posting and I appear to be the only […]

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Work-Around for “Date Read” / “End Reading” Setting

As Moonlight Reader and Darth Pony Pedant noted, there’s a bug in the system that currently doesn’t let you record any reading end dates beyond 2019 (i.e., from Jan. 1, 2020 onwards).  This is systemic, i.e. will have to be fixed by BookLikes or their outsourced helpers, HOWEVER, for the time being here’s an easy […]

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Some thoughts on dealing with Spam – UPDATED

Reblogged from: Peregrinations   (Updated 12/4/19 with additional thoughts shared in the comments) I’ve been thinking about this.   Spam is the bane of our existence. We all hate it. We all want it to go away.   Spammers love our attention, whether it be positive or negative. The more we respond to spammers, the […]

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Some thoughts on dealing with Spam

Reblogged from: Peregrinations   I’ve been thinking about this.   Spam is the bane of our existence. We all hate it. We all want it to go away.   Spammers love our attention, whether it be positive or negative. The more we respond to spammers, the happier they are and the more they want to […]

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Finding More Blogs to Follow, Part 3 — a Revival of “Follow Fridays”?

Reblogged from: Themis-Athena’s Garden of Books Reblogging this to ask for further comments on the current thinking (see additions at the end of the post): Interviews moving from blogger to blogger, with the interviewee of one week becoming the interviewer the following week. This should (hopefully) also help in letting the interviews move away from […]

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Finding More Blogs to Follow, Part 3 — a Revival of “Follow Fridays”?

Those who were active on this site before mid-2018 probably remember “Follow Fridays”, a series of interviews presenting individual BookLikes bloggers.  (For reference, the last “Follow Fridays” post, with links to all previous posts at the bottom, is HERE.) OB brought up the idea of reviving that series of interviews among ourselves in the comments […]

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Active Groups on BookLikes – or, Finding More Blogs to Follow, Part 2

Following up on BrokenTune’s post regarding the “Find New BookLikes Blogs to Follow” group — and while it can’t be emphasized enough that to find more active bloggers you may want to follow, the best method is to actively participate in discussions on blog posts and check out the other participants in those discussions — […]

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#Follow a Newbie (or any blog with few followers….really)

Reblogged from BrokenTune Hi, I’m just sharing this again as there seem to have been a number of new members to the BookLikes community. Because it isn’t easy to find people / blogs to follow and interact with on BookLikes, some BLikers set up a few open discussion groups some time ago where people can drop […]

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Those old cheating dissembling tricks …

“To the office, where all the morning sitting and did discover three or four fresh instances of Sir W. Pen’s old cheating dissembling tricks, he being as false a fellow as ever was born.” — Samuel Pepys (@samuelpepys) March 8, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js   This (originally from Pepys’s diary of March 8, 1666) was the first […]

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Obsidian Blue: Authors and Readers

Signal boost for a great post by OB — everyone should read this: oblue.booklikes.com/post/1827253/authors-and-readers And while you’re at it, why not go the whole hog and also read Moonlight’s The Shaming of Blythe Harris? To Kathleen Hale and her ilk: Ever. And for the record:   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1827264/obsidian-blue-authors-and-readers   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Referenced Posts:

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Help me show this newcomer to BL some love, please?

Reblogged from: Grimlock ♥ Inhumans Here she is.   I like to keep up with people who are amazing, and who read what I don’t read.   So far, this looks like another booklover, who reads what I don’t. Basically: looks amazing, I get to keep up with another genre/more genres, while reading what I love […]

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10 books by female authors recommended by book bloggers

Reblogged from: BookLikes   There’s no better way of celebrating the International Women’s Day than reading books written by female authors. We’ve looked through the book catalog, your posts and reviews, and women writers tag, and picked 10 great titles written by woman recommended by BookLikes community of book bloggers. What’s your favorite title written by female author? […]

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16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Square 4 – Penance Day

Tasks for Penance Day: Tell us – what has recently made you stop in your tracks and think? –OR– What was a big turning point in your life? –OR– Penance Day is a holiday of the Protestant church, which dates its origins, in large parts, to Martin Luther, who published his “95 Theses” exactly 500 […]

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