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Around The Bookish World: Week-In-Review

Welcome to this edition of  our news post and for a quiet week, it has definitely ended with  a huge bang with the announcement that Amazon has purchased Goodreads.  We also have our usual book and author news as well books to watch out for!


My twitter stream last night was ablazed with the news of Amazon purchasing the social reading site Goodreads. I am not really surprised by the move of Amazon buying Goodreads. It makes a lot of sense, because it is the popular reading social site compared to the other sites like Library Thing and Shelfari (which Amazon owns). Although Goodreads in an interview stated there wont be any huge changes, I do suspect there will be more integration with Amazon’s online store and their buy buttons will be prominently displayed. And Library Thing’s, Tim Spalding states the same thing and is asking members of …

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Around the Bookish World: News Week-in-Review

This week in the blogosphear we have Goodreads questionable policy and trashtalking galore for Dabwaha which has commenced this week in style. (Note this year has been brutal and if anyone follows Dabwaha on twitter – I apologize with the penis pics and the altered tweets which has led to cries of foul cheating!) But good luck to everyone who has entered Dabwaha!

Lauren Dane has highlighted another issue with Goodreads. She noticed that more and more star ratings are given to books that have hardly been written, and contacted Goodreads about this issue because it wasn’t realistically reflective of a book’s ranking. Goodreads replied with the following:

“Thanks for writing in with your feedback. While I can understand your frustration, it is not a requirement that …

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