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joulukuu 17, 2022, 9:05 am

The message board is for use by members to post general messages to the group, such as links to new group threads, announcements, questions, offers, invitations to local discussion...etc.

joulukuu 26, 2022, 4:38 pm

Just a reminder that I maintain a list of all active Club Read members with their real names and locations (if they share it), on the first post of the Introductions thread.

joulukuu 26, 2022, 9:23 pm

I only just found that out like a month ago.

joulukuu 26, 2022, 9:25 pm

What do you think of a topic "Has anyone read?" When I’m considering whether to read a book or not, I always wonder if other people in the group have read it and what they think.

joulukuu 26, 2022, 11:08 pm

that sounds like a good idea to me.

joulukuu 27, 2022, 7:43 am

That might be fun. You could try it and see if it takes.

Muokkaaja: joulukuu 27, 2022, 8:57 am

actually I already have a querey for that thread: has anyone read winter? I remember with her companion piece and with autumn I enjoyed her writing but thought the plot odd. Been trying to finish but keep getting bogged down. Is it worth it in the end, or should I bail?

joulukuu 27, 2022, 9:11 am

>7 cindydavid4: I liked Autumn and disliked Winter, I gave it two stars. I liked the characters in the first and couldn't relate to anyone in the second. I haven't read any more in the quartet.

joulukuu 27, 2022, 9:16 am

yeah thats where Im at. Really loved Sophia at the beginning, and her son Art, but by they time they were finished with Christmas, i liked no one. So I think this is a DNF

joulukuu 27, 2022, 1:58 pm

>4 dianeham: sounds fun to me too

joulukuu 27, 2022, 9:23 pm

Okey dokey

joulukuu 31, 2022, 1:14 pm

>7 cindydavid4: I feel like this has been discussed somewhere else recently but I’ll repeat myself if you don’t mind — Winter was my favourite of that series. I strongly disliked Spring

joulukuu 31, 2022, 1:49 pm

ok then thanks. maybe I should read Spring then :)

joulukuu 31, 2022, 3:41 pm

joulukuu 31, 2022, 3:54 pm

I started Autumn but put it down. The only book I read of hers was Companion Piece which I really liked.

joulukuu 31, 2022, 4:34 pm

>14 Nickelini: Im being silly - since you liked winter and I didn't, I'll read one you didn't like to see what happens :) probably will try it anyway

tammikuu 1, 5:44 am

Unhelpful, probably, but I found that the four books of the quartet suddenly gelled much more closely when I reread them all in quick succession. We also found it helpful in our book club to compile a kind of whiteboard diagram of the characters with a different colour for each book.

tammikuu 2, 5:46 pm

Just found out that somehow I posted two threads for 2023 (Ill get this computer thing right one of these days) is you are looking for me, go here

Ignore the other two that are from 2022. Havent been able to find the other one but if you see it send me the link and I'll get rid of it Many thanks!

tammikuu 2, 10:35 pm

ok so how do I delete a this extra thread ?

Muokkaaja: tammikuu 3, 10:18 am

>19 cindydavid4: probably you can’t. But you can write a post to make it clear it’s not a love thread.

tammikuu 3, 1:56 am

>19 cindydavid4: The Club Read admin (labfs39) may have magical powers to delete the thread. Send the admin a message.

tammikuu 3, 8:04 am

>21 kac522: Sadly no, as I've learned to my own disappointment with duplicate threads. The best you can do is erase the post and instead post something like "Whoops, duplicate thread."

tammikuu 3, 11:55 am

>22 labfs39: Ah, OK. A change to request for LT2 from the Powers That Be?

tammikuu 3, 12:06 pm

>23 kac522: That would be nice. I think the fear is that an admin could delete someone's thread accidently or with personal ill intent.

tammikuu 3, 12:08 pm

>24 labfs39: Understood. At least you can change the name of the duplicate thread (right?), which will at least help.

tammikuu 3, 12:10 pm

>25 kac522: I can. Cindy, let me know if you would like me to change the name of the duplicate thread, and what you would like to change it to

tammikuu 4, 5:35 am

>24 labfs39: A possible compromise would be to allow a group member to submit a request to delete a thread and an admin then approves it.

tammikuu 4, 9:25 am

>26 labfs39: this is a duplicate thread. do not use :)

tammikuu 4, 9:26 am

>27 rhian_of_oz: thats kinda how I thought it worked

tammikuu 4, 10:29 am

>27 rhian_of_oz: That will require LT to invest into a pretty serious development effort for what is essentially a corner usecase... :) But feel free to propose it over in RSI:

tammikuu 6, 12:46 pm

Just to make sure I wasn’t missing something, I queried Abagail if it was possible for an admin to delete a thread. Here is her response:

Unfortunately, there is really no way to completely delete a Talk thread over in LibraryThing groups, even for the group admin. If someone posts by accident, and then subsequently deletes their post (not the thread, but the initial post itself), and no one else posts in the thread subsequently, it will disappear on its own. If anyone else comments however, this isn't possible.

tammikuu 7, 7:46 pm

Julie_in_the_Library posted a link that was very helpful in explaining how to achieve certain effects in your posts, like inserting images, etc.

The New How To Do Fancy Things In Your Posts thread

Which also pointed to:

The HTML help wiki

I was just browsing them and learned several neat tricks.

helmikuu 11, 5:03 am

I totally forgot that I was supposed to be running a group read of A Room of One's Own in February. Sorry!

Are people still up for this? If so we could maybe start at the beginning of March instead (or mid Feb - I need to buy a copy first).

helmikuu 11, 5:26 am

>33 AlisonY: Oh yes! I am still interested and pulled my coy off my shelves (but nothing more than that). I am fine with whichever start date you choose from (I have such a list of "to be read soon" books that I am not in a hurry)!

helmikuu 11, 1:52 pm

>33 AlisonY: I downloaded a copy onto my Kindle and am also happy with whatever start date you choose.

helmikuu 14, 11:41 am

In that case, maybe we go with a start of beginning of April so people can have a few weeks reading from their planned books. I'm short of reading time at the moment - perhaps I'll be more organised by then!

helmikuu 15, 11:59 am

>36 AlisonY: That's fine by me.

helmikuu 19, 5:49 am

For info I've added a thread for the group read to start on 1st April.

Muokkaaja: helmikuu 20, 4:36 pm

Keying off the idea in post #1 that this thread can be used for "invitations to local discussion...etc.", I thought that even as a non-member I could invite people to check out and add to the recently-revived (by me) list called "Favorite Long Books." It seemed a worthy list that would benefit from more attention and more participating members (only 34 as I write this). My impression was that it had been fallow for awhile, and I'd be happy to check back in a little while and see that it had grown!

Since I'm enough of a light user to not fully know my way around, would there have been a better or more strategic place to post this?

As a corollary: would it have been appropriate or inappropriate to add this as a topic?

David M.

Muokkaaja: helmikuu 20, 5:15 pm

Viestin kirjoittaja on poistanut viestin.

helmikuu 21, 2:24 pm

>39 dhm: Hi David, Interesting list. I'll put a link to it here for folks who are interested. Out of the 326 books listed, I have 107. Which are your favorites?

You might also be interested in the thread, The Beauty of Lists, also within Club Read.

maaliskuu 9, 3:07 pm

Help! why doesn't my kindle have buttons? why cant I remove a book after I read it? ( yes I went to amazon and clicked remove, nnothing happens) Why doesnt the book I want to read come up when I click read now? How can I reread a book? and other questions as they come up Really frustrated I like reading from it but the darn things need buttons! Any help would be apprciated thx

maaliskuu 9, 3:26 pm

>42 cindydavid4: Make sure you do not have a filter of "Unread" - that will hide your read books. Look at the bottom of the screen - there is Home on the left and Library on the right. Click on Library. Look at the top of the screen - are there any filters enabled? My kindle usually has "Downloaded" and "Unread" enabled as filters.

You reread by opening the book (now it will open at the end), then clicking towards the top of the screen to show the menu, click on the thing that looks like 3 broken lines (next to Aa) and then inside of the screen, click on the page you want to go to or on Beginning (or on Cover).

Removing books - if you are on the library screen, in list mode, click on the 3 dots next to the title in the list and remove from there. If you are using the home screen and not the library one or if you are using covers and not a list, the 3 dots are at the bottom right corner of the cover (can be almost invisible on some covers but they are there).

They went away with the buttons a decade ago. I mourned it but now I am kinda used to to the touch screen...

As for why it does not come up on Read now - is the book downloaded on the kindle? Where do you click "Read now"?

Removing from the Amazon page will work only if your kindle's Wifi is enabled - and the operation itself is queued so it may not happen immediately.

maaliskuu 9, 7:35 pm

ok, thats what those lines are for. I got back to the first page.

filters are downloaded and unread

I have been using the Amazon page to delete or read now, , should I be using the library instead the book is downloaded ont to kindle and Wifi is enabled

How do I know when a new book comes up? do I need to remove the present one first?

If I have already purchased a book on amazon would it still be readable on the kindle

I am enjoying the lightness, being able to control size and warmth. I have a way cute cover.

thanks for your help! I also just noticed the help link. a little slow on the uptake......

maaliskuu 9, 7:56 pm

>44 cindydavid4: If your kindle stays on WiFi and you send a book from Amazon, it will download itself. I usually stay off WiFi - that way the battery lives a lot longer. I turn on the WiFi only when I know I have books to download. So I delete from the device - once I connect, it tells Amazon that the book is removed. :)

Be careful because there are two deletes - remove from the device and a real delete. You want the first.

If you had bought a kindle book at any time, you can read it on the kindle. If you bought a paper book, the no, you don’t have access to the kindle version.

maaliskuu 9, 11:43 pm

Yes, be careful - if you remove a book from your library on Amazon it's gone forever. You want "remove from device", and it's easier (once you figure out where the controls are hidden) to do it directly _on_ the device.

You can be reading several books - there's a Library screen on your Kindle where you can see all the books you currently have downloaded on that device (actually, you can see either all your Kindle books or the downloaded ones). You can be reading one book, decide you want to switch, go to the Library and open another book (download and open, if necessary), then when you're done with that one go back to the Library and choose your previous book and it will open at the spot you left off.

I have a rather old Kindle (not old enough to have buttons, but far from the latest greatest) and very seldom read on it. So I don't know where stuff is - how, exactly, to get to the Library, for example. I went to look and it's low battery so I can't try it out and tell you - charging now, but it'll take a while to get up to functional.

Muokkaaja: maaliskuu 10, 8:04 am

(once you figure out where the controls are hidden)

yes, thats what Im having trouble with. I did find the help guide and will try to figure it out (took me forever to figure out how to turn pages!)

How do you get to the library from the screen with the book cover?

maaliskuu 10, 10:34 am

>47 cindydavid4: How do you get to the library from the screen with the book cover?

If you are in a book and you want to go back to the library, tap up at the top of the Kindle screen to bring up the menu. You should see ← Library (or ← Home) in the top left area of the screen. Tapping that text will bring you back to your Library screen (or the Home screen). Navigation between Home and Library is at the bottom of the screen; just tap on the area you want to be browsing in.

If you're looking at the lock screen of the Kindle, you need to swipe up to unlock things. That will bring you either to the book or to your Home/Library screen, depending on where you left things last.

I don't think there are too many differences between the display of the standard Kindle and the Kindle Paperwhite (I have an older Paperwhite, and use it nearly every day), so these directions should work for either model.

maaliskuu 10, 4:17 pm

Thanks for that, it helps alot. BTW I was joking about wanting buttons, just wish for less complex way of using technology. But Ill figure it out

maaliskuu 10, 4:43 pm

I need to find my charger for my kindle. I got it over a year ago and something that it didn’t do that it used to do pissed me off. But now I can’t remember what it didn’t do or where the charger is. A mind is a terrible thing to lose.

maaliskuu 10, 8:31 pm

Mine (a 2012 Paperwhite) just uses a micro USB - and those I have around (though not as many these days, most of my gadgets have gone to USB-C). Did it have a proprietary charger, or just one of the standard USBs? Of course you need to plug the cord into something that will put out enough electricity - but usually a computer will work, or a recent phone charger (they need more and more electricity...).

maaliskuu 10, 8:51 pm

>51 jjmcgaffey: ah, thanks. You’re probably right.

maaliskuu 10, 9:28 pm

It takes a village---to learn the ins and outs of a kindle! Cindy, I watched a couple of YouTube videos when I got my Kindle. It helped for me to be able to watch someone operating it. You just have to be careful that they are demonstrating on the Kindle version that you have.

maaliskuu 10, 9:45 pm

Thanks for the warning and the suggestion I actually was going to message you about my issues with it then remembered ther you are under the weather and don't need to be helping me out. Yes it does take a village which is why I love this place

maaliskuu 31, 12:33 pm

A reminder that a group read of A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf is starting tomorrow. If anyone would like to join in stop by the thread in CR.

Muokkaaja: huhtikuu 4, 12:46 pm

>56 ELiz_M: What?! Noooo!!! The Book Depository was my source for buying books from the UK that hadn't been published in the US yet, especially ones from the Booker Prize longlist. They sold these books at a 10-20% discount from the list price, and shipping was free.

My life is ruined. 🤬

ETA: The above may be a mild overstatement.

huhtikuu 4, 12:52 pm

>56 ELiz_M: Oh, crap!

And that will hit really badly a lot of people outside of the big countries - BD is often the only ones that ship to some places (unless you want to pay a lot of money for shipping - often a few times more than the book price - and that is when other vendors would ship to you at all)...

huhtikuu 4, 3:46 pm

>57 kidzdoc:
I didn't realize BD was Amazon.thats what I used it for, until a few instances where I never received the book , so have been using But for others its a real shame they are doing this

Muokkaaja: huhtikuu 5, 9:05 am

Inclined to agree with >57 kidzdoc:. US sources sell in US dollars, and Book Depository sold in Canadian dollars at usually less than prices in Canada, with the added benefit of free shipping. ABE's shipping costs as >58 AnnieMod: says are often more than the price of the book. Also agreeing with others that it was the place where you could buy books which didn't have rights in the country where you live.

I can see a large order in the near future!

huhtikuu 4, 5:42 pm

>57 kidzdoc: I don't how it will compare on prices, but Blackwell's includes the cost of shipping in the cost of the book displayed on the website.

>58 AnnieMod: I don't know if they have decent stock of new, popular books, but my understanding is that Better World Books will ship anywhere in the world for, at most, $1.49. It just takes a reeeeaaallly loooooong time to receive them.

huhtikuu 4, 6:01 pm

>61 ELiz_M: People don't buy just popular books though. If someone was using them exclusively for popular books, I suspect they will find another solution from almost anywhere in the world.

I use BD mainly for UK and Australian editions these days. The latter are rarely available from anyone not shipping from Australia (BD shipped from there as well but it was from the same interface and with free shipping) and UK editions of less popular things (plays for example) are very hard to find outside of the publisher's sites and BD.

huhtikuu 4, 8:18 pm

That's rough news for me. I definitely used BookDepository as a source of books that would ship to Japan without the exhorbitant shipping costs (although understanding of course that shipping costs were included in the higher book prices). But it also aided me in getting to buy books you can't find in bookstores like certain history books or more obscure classics like the major Chinese classics I have been purchasing. Now I'll have to go back to waiting till I'm back in the States to buy English language books and that will have to be via Amazon anyway. My suitcase will not be happy.

huhtikuu 4, 9:52 pm

This is sad for me too. Although they were part of the Amazon, it didn't feel that way because I used them almost exclusively for German language books and Brit stuff like the Big Finish CDs of Doctor Who. And not just that, they were offering (until relatively recently) good deals on German DVDs and even trinkets like the publisher-logoed notebooks, calendars etc. (I'm filling up now a blank notebook in the Insel Verlag format with a sentence from Gryphius on the cover: "Der Augenblick ist mein"--the moment belongs to me.)

I'll miss all that. But really feeling for the people worldwide who have much less choice to begin with!

huhtikuu 5, 12:22 pm

I mostly stopped using them after the Amazon takeover, but that was only possible because I now have good local non-Amazon alternatives for most things here. Bad news for people who don’t. There was a long period when I used BD a lot and was very happy with the way they worked.

Sad to see that the inevitable has happened at last. I expect it will make this year’s SantaThing trickier to organise too.

Muokkaaja: huhtikuu 6, 6:31 am

>56 ELiz_M: BD just sent me the notice. I'm with Darryl!

>62 AnnieMod: So true. I'm with Annie. I like to discover interesting books from around the world and not be dependent on US publishers to deem something worthy ....(bless the many US small independent publishers)
I use BD for everything but US authored books (although I do sometimes have to use if a book is not available in the US, and I had to go through to get that latest Gail Jones novel).

Might use Blackwells (UK) ...of course they don't have the stock BD did, and I don't know how broad their selection is.

huhtikuu 11, 5:19 pm

Talking about the closing of BD, a different thread elsewhere on LT mentioned Wordery:

Had anyone used them? At a first glance, they have the kind of books I usually go to BD for (UK editions - including plays) and the prices look comparable (plus they also offer free shipping).

huhtikuu 12, 4:56 pm

>67 AnnieMod: Thanks for this. I remember it was around when I first started using BD, so good to hear it's still out there and a reasonable substitute for UK books unavailable here.

Muokkaaja: huhtikuu 13, 5:51 am

Yes, Annie, thanks; I'll take a look.

ETA: Not sure it will work for me. Although, I might be able to buy from them anything a UK publisher might be listing on their sites.

huhtikuu 15, 1:43 pm

dianelouise100 and I are going to do a group read of The Snopes Trilogy by William Faulkner, starting June 1. Any and all are welcome to join us. Danchaikin (Dan) and jpaul (Jennifer) have already indicated an interest in joining in.

It will be very laid back, and we will read one book a month, so The Hamlet June 1, The Town July 1, and The Mansion August 1.

I will set up a thread mid-May or so for The Hamlet. We'd love to have you join us. Any questions?

huhtikuu 15, 2:08 pm

>70 arubabookwoman: I'll plan to join. Oddly, I own The Town, but not the others.

huhtikuu 15, 4:11 pm

New thread: CR's Recommendations for Roving Readers - a place for travel related questions and suggestions.

huhtikuu 15, 4:59 pm

>70 arubabookwoman: Ive not read faulkner that I can remember but this trio looks interesting. Ill give it a try, just put it on Kindle

huhtikuu 15, 5:00 pm

>72 SassyLassy: oh yes! what fun that would be!

huhtikuu 15, 5:06 pm

>70 arubabookwoman: sounds great! Looking forward to it.

huhtikuu 15, 5:11 pm

>70 arubabookwoman: Count me in for the group read of The Snopes Trilogy. I own the complete Library of America set of Faulkner's novels, including the books in this trilogy, and since I haven't yet started reading him it's best for me to join this party.

huhtikuu 16, 2:44 pm

>70 arubabookwoman: I like the idea of Faulkner in the summer. I don't have these three books, but that should be easy enough to correct!

huhtikuu 17, 4:54 pm

Sadly, I have just sent off my last (small) order from the Book Depository (may BD rest in peace).

huhtikuu 17, 4:56 pm

>78 avaland: Yeah... I may have sent in an order or 2 yesterday (and small does not apply to either)... and still thinking about one more before they fold.

Muokkaaja: huhtikuu 17, 5:37 pm

>78 avaland: >79 AnnieMod: Ha! It looks like quite a few of us were busy placing last minute orders this week. I will really miss BD.

huhtikuu 17, 5:40 pm

>80 Yells: I hedged my bets - I sent a small order to wordery as well (see >67 AnnieMod:). They report much longer delivery windows but we shall see -- will report back when I get the books.

>69 avaland: What did you see in there that made you think it won't work? (I am just curious - I may have missed something). :)

Muokkaaja: toukokuu 20, 10:13 pm

I have posted a thread for the Snopes Trilogy group read, Volume 1, The Hamlet. It officially starts June 1, but feel free to jump in any time. We'd love to have you join in!

toukokuu 20, 9:00 pm

link goes to shakespear, fyi

toukokuu 20, 10:13 pm

>83 cindydavid4: Thamks Cindy. Corrected.

toukokuu 21, 8:53 am

We have an extra paperback copy of Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong by Terry Teachout. Michael misplaced the first, so he picked up a 2nd copy and then, of course, we found the first (of course!) His review of the book is on our thread or the book's page. Willing to send the extra copy to a reader here in the continental US (on our dime). Leave us a note on my profile page.

elokuu 22, 1:34 pm

I'm going to be in Chicago the weekend of September 8 - 11 at the Printers Row book festival, if anyone living in Chicagoland would like to meet up.

syyskuu 4, 9:20 am

Fyi - the cyber attack on lt is ongoing. See link.

syyskuu 4, 2:41 pm

>87 dchaikin: That's scary. It was down for awhile yesterday and I wondered if it might not be wise to make an off-line copy of my library, just in case.

syyskuu 4, 2:47 pm

>87 dchaikin:, >88 RidgewayGirl:

I don’t get why anyone would care to hack LT. Other than to cause mischief. Which I also don’t understand

syyskuu 4, 2:49 pm

>89 Nickelini: In the linked thread, Tim explains that there was an extortion demand, which LT refused to pay.

syyskuu 4, 3:30 pm

>88 RidgewayGirl: They must have back ups.

syyskuu 9, 8:29 pm

>90 RidgewayGirl: oh my! How nasty