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I wanted to let people know that you can give 1/2 stars here at LibraryThing. It's a bit "funny" the way to do it. I had to ask someone, but I suspect some (many?) of you might be interested in this feature.
When you are clicking on the stars to rate them, just click twice in a row on the star just above where you want to rate. So, if you want to give 4.5 stars, click twice in succession on the 5 stars.
Amazon covers aren't recommended, they are attached to ISBNs and will change your ISBN if the cover isn't connected to the one on your book. Their covers can also randomly change, if a publisher makes a new printing with the same ISBN and a different cover.
If there's not a member uploaded cover that matches yours, you can always add it yourself, either photographing/scanning your copy and uploading, or finding it online.
When you go to the book page, on the left nav area there's a link to Change cover. :)
Yesterday, 3:05pm Top
>1 LibraryCin: LibraryCin: Cin, do you know how to batch edit? All my books dumped into the my library collection and didn't retain their read, currently reading, tbr status. I want to fix that but I don't have the time to do it one by one.
Yesterday, 3:09pm Top
>8 LibraryCin: Mootastic1: Batch editing is done via power edit mode, the little lightning bolt icon in Your books (click it again to exit).
Edited: Today, 9:38am Top
I know of three places you can enter your review. It should work, but if you are having trouble one place, maybe try another.
1) I don't use the catalogue page for editing, but I know that gives problems on at least some touchscreens.
2) The reviews page.
3) The edit book page.
Just tested 2 and 3 with my iPad, and they both worked.
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I looked up on google and it said there is an icon to delete duplicats of books but I can't find it. Has anyone else seen it?
Edited: Today, 10:16am Top
An icon? No. But if you go on your profile under your Stats/memes you can see the list of your work dupes.
If you hover them, then you can click to see them larger and make sure that they're the one you want.
Member-uploaded covers (0) with each book
Covers from Amazon (0)
No covers to choose from
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I'm trying to still figure this out.....
Jim Chee & Bernadette Manuelito have come back from their "honeymoon", to go out to Monument Valley to help Jim's cousin who is in the process of setting up a guided tour business.
While there, Chee is called in to locate a missing woman from a movie set and ends up w/ a murder and and unexplained many years old mystery.
Bernie stops and arrests a suspicious driver who offers her a bribe... only to find the FBI are very interested in this man....
Bernie's sister is a major piece of work & disappears often, leaving their ailing mother alone...
Lieutenant Leaphorn is recovering from a bullet to the head and learning to communicate via computer (word programs).... he is asked by both Chee & Bernie to help with their respective cases...
It took me quite awhile to finish this book. It did not really hold my interest, too much going on in too many different places with too many people.
2016 Challenge: "A book you put down & didn't finish"
Now I remember why I put this book down... The opening was boring and I just didn't care but I needed a book for the challenge.....
Two young nursing students are murdered... They were not particularly well liked and one was a self-righteous petty blackmailer. Called in to investigate Inspector Dagliesh has his work cut out for him..... for there are many other victims besides the two poisoned nurses and many people jousting for positions of power.
I couldn't keep the characters straight as many were on the peripheral and mentioned in passing and for the most part, I didn't care about the rest. They were not nice or likable people and I found Inspector Dagliesh tedious as well.
Now, maybe I should ask if people want me to start a review thread? There's no focus or topic with this group for books/reviews. Our commonality is that we emigrated from shelfari, but if people want to share reviews here...
Anyone want to weigh in?
I don't think I want to "promote" specific groups in this group, but if anyone sends me a message to my profile, I can fill you in on a few groups I'm in. I'm sure there a lot more that I'm not a part of that would be of interest to people, as well!
Nanuuq, don't forget that you can "link" the title of your book to the book page when you are posting in a discussion thread. I think I explained it in the "groups" thread, but basically it's called a "touchstone". Instructions on that are immediately to the right of the text box you type your post into.
Having said that, I didn't check anything else...and you did say "some." Just be sure you are searching "All Collections " (upper left drop down) when searching for dupes. That's usually how I end up with dupes.
Most of your duplicates - most of your books, for that matter - are in your 'series' Collection and not in 'Your Library', which LT tends to use as the default. As lesmel says, make sure you're searching "All Collections".
2016 Challenge: Book I've Been Meaning to Read
★ ★ ★ ★
What an enchanting read.....
I ♥ most all of Hiaasen's work: he's honest, irreverent, funny, and takes a look at real environmental issues.
Wahoo & his father have a wildlife rescue center in their backyard.... His father has recently suffered a concussion from a frozen iguana that fell out of a tree, and now has headaches & sees double.....
They are approached by a reality t.v. show that wants to hire them & their alligator for an Everglades episode.
The star of the t.v. show is a total egotistical fake with ideas of grandeur. While filming w/ Alice the tame alligator, the star decides to hop on Alice's back and ends up going for a wild ride...
Soon all are on their way to an Everglades tour site, with the addition of Tuna, a run-away schoolmate of Wahoo's whose father has blackened her eye.
When her father shows up, even more madcap madness abounds.
Well written, fast paced , and entertaining... a good read for pre-teens.
If we are not going to have a Thread/Discussion where we post reviews, then I need to ask:
Why are we here?
This other thing about linking to other pages is confusing..... I am retired, I'm on other book places and I don't want to have to work to figure this place out.
If it isn't easy, then I'm sorry to say, I'm not going to be bothered. Reading & sharing should be enjoyable not a hassle.
Cin made the group for people to come and talk, see familiar faces, and ask questions about how LT works, since it is new and there's lots of things here. Help is always nice.
There are lots of groups here already where you can join and post reviews. I can't recall which thread (in this group), but there have been a number of group suggestions made to people who have asked. I suspect you are looking for a "general" group like that, and I believe Melissa has asked about that, so there are a few answers to that question already. I do hope that helps for you wanting to post reviews. (I get that! I like posting/sharing my reviews, too. If you want me to, I can also PM you with some of the groups I'm in, but - at least the ones I'm active in - are either challenge groups or Canadian. :-) )
I will admit that LT is confusing, especially when starting out. That's (in part) why I started this group. So, people could ask questions and maybe feel more comfortable doing it with mostly other shelfarians around. (Though I am grateful that other LTers have jumped in to help answer things I can't answer.)
I am wondering if anyone can help me. I imported all my books over from Shelfari but when I did so they all came in under one place and didn't separate out into "read" "currently reading" or "to read." The problem is I don't see any option under my collections. I click the folder file and get "your library" "wish list" Currently reading" "to read" "read but unowned" and "favorites" but no option for plain old "read"
Does anyone know how to help me fix this? This is true when I access the individual book or the "all collections" drop down menu.
I just wanted to add that I've tried talking Jen through finding where to mark a book "read", but she really doesn't seem to have the option! She could always "edit collections" and add a "read" shelf, but "Read" should be one of the main options, so we decided she should ask for help to get that fixed instead of setting up a "band aid" solution.
Sorry for the inconvenience. Will take a look at this issue.
Now, all the dates from the 'Date Read' column will be imported from your Shelfari file.
Cin ... maybe you want to change the TITLE of this thread to "questions about books/reviews"
I'm going through combining a bunch of your singletons now ;)
The thing I notice right off was that some of my most recent reviews (Lord of Light, for example) did not translate over to LT. Is there a delay somewhere? Perhaps I'm too wordy??
Also, several of my books are showing as being in multiple categories (Wishlist, Read, TBR). Is this a glitch?
Thank you! I can breathe again!
Anything I need to re-download and then upload?
For your case, I'd recommend either deleting what books initially imported (you'll get better data with the new import), or, when editing your import options, selecting a different, currently empty import collection to import to this time around. That way, if there are any issues, we'll be able to isolate the new import from the old.
The only issue that has persisted with your particular import (I tested your specific file a few times) is that some of your books are missing authors. This is a larger issue with our import system, which relies on Amazon for certain bits of data (like authors). Amazon is missing authors for the ISBNs in question. However, it hasn't been a widespread issue—the vast majority of your authors do import successfully—and I'm afraid the author issue isn't one we can fix quickly or easily. It would take a few weeks, minimum.
The story of a English professor of creative writing and told through his memos and letters that he writes as recommendations for students and colleagues. Dark, funny and a little bit sad. He contends that nobody reads the recommendations so he writes in them how he really feels. I enjoyed it. Fast read.
by Alan Cumming
This is the unbelievable story of the relationship between Alan Cumming and his father. Not a complete biography but Cumming's writes about life growing up in Scotland, his family and about secrets that are revealed when he agrees to be on the show Who Do Think You Are? Could not put this down.
Thank you so much for all your work on this issue.
I'm on-line for a little while so I'll delete my initial import of books and go to the link you provided to re-download my books from Leafmarks.
Can't wait to get back on and add some reviews and updates!
BTW, I was able to successfully follow the steps (thanks for the screenshots - that was a huge help) and now my books are importing, all 422 of them, into LT. Woo-hoo!
I know, I should have chosen better titles when I posted the threads! Oops! A few people have done that, now. Unfortunately, I am not able to change the titles of the threads!
Thanks so much!
lorannen ... when I go to enter it asks for YYYY/MM/DD
I'm okay doing it that way, but it sure is an adjustment from how I typically enter dates here in the US of A.
Is there a setting that I'm missing to enter as MM/DD/YYYY?
ETA: I forgot there was a setting for this, I'm sorry! Here's where you can adjust your date format: https://www.librarything.com/settings/account
I have a vague memory that what format these dates display in is a user-customizable setting, but I may be breathing in too many paint fumes from my landlord's repainting of the hallway outside my apartment.
Edited to add: If I go to my Home page, click the Settings button, and look at the options under Account Settings, there is a place to specify preferred display style of dates. It's not clear to me which dates that refers to — but post dates here in Talk do not follow the format I have set, which leads me to believe they may be for reading dates and perhaps other things?
You're correct—Talk date formats aren't customizable, but stuff in your catalog is! Here's the link to the Account Settings page: