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I love reading, drinking coffee, spending time outdoors, and being left alone so that I can read. I have hundreds of favorite books. 

Exclusive Status For Your Books On BookLikes -how to (because people said it doesn't work)

 

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[Masterpost] Customizing BookLikes

Re-blogged from: http://j4n3m3.booklikes.com/post/351682/-masterpost-customizing-booklikes

 

 

There are quite a few tutorials on how to change the layout of your BookLikes blog. I figured it's good to have them all in one post, and I'd like to thank all who put a lot of work into making them so others can enjoy BookLikes. 

 

Let's start with the customization blogs posted by BookLikes: 

 

 

 

Tutorials made by BookLikers for BookLikers: 

 

 

 

 

Note: All links open in a new window and take you to the original posts and their creators. Leave comments, likes and reblog the hell out of them so others can see it too :) 

 

Source: http://j4n3m3.booklikes.com/post/351682/-masterpost-customizing-booklikes
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Make Your Wish on BookLikes

How's your BookLikes experience so far? We hope you're enjoying your time here. We're doing our best to create perfect space for readers and authors with your help, of course. Here are several information that we felt you would like to know :)

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BookLikes Scanner for iPhone & Developers Program

  

Hey all developers and book lovers. Get ready to stay busy. We're opening Developers Program on BookLikes. Now you can create great and functional applications for book lovers thanks to BL API which collects book search results from all bookstores available on BookLikes.

 

First application of scanner for ISBN barcodes for BookLikes members is already out and ready to be downloaded from Apple App Store. 

 

BookLikes Scanner is perfect for all bookstore lovers!  It's designed for iPhone but works great on iPad as well.

 

Thanks to it you'll be able to add books to your BookLikes Shelf in several click - scan ISBN barcode and tap a book to add it to your shelf on BookLikes.

 

 

Scanner is available for iOS and was prepared by Springloft. BookLikes Scanner on Apple App Store

 

 

 

It's first step in BookLikes applications and more different apps are already in progress for Android, Windows 8 and other so stay tuned :-) We can't wait to see more and you?

 

To participate in BookLikes Developer Program register into service and request your application key on API page to be set and ready to build apps of your idea, shape and color :-)

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PSA - Shorten your posts in the feed!

If you don't want to annoy lots of people with big assed posts on their dash... Use the page break function. Makes things so much less huge.

 

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Spread the word!

 

This adds a "Read More" button to expand the post.

 

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BookLikes Community Guidelines

 

We're happy to see so many avid readers, authors, reviewers - all new members on BookLikes. We hope you'll feel comfy here and that you'll find BookLikes engaging and enjoyable.

 

We've prepared several points that will help you in discovering and exploring BookLikes. Here are some of our hints and guidelines:

 

 Each BookLikes member receives personal webpage with Blog, Shelf, Timeline which can be edited and personalized in particular tabs in Settings and Customization tab

Read more in post Your Blog on BookLikes - Custom-Made

 

Each BookLikes member is administrator and has access to admin mode of his/her webpage and Dashboard once he/she signs up and then logs into service. Public view of webpage is available with individual address yourusername.booklikes.com. You can also use your own domain with no fees. 

 

Dashboard is a place where you see writings and bookshelf updates of people you follow. 

Read more in post Dashboard - A Place Where All Bookish Things Happen.

 

BookLikes Community can be found on Explore page. Blogs are put into categories. You can edit and change your categories in Settings/Blog.

Read more in post Let's Explore More & Tags and Comments Updates.

 

You can publish review, text, photo, video, URL of your choice and complement it with a book/books (up to 10). Inspiring and well written reviews are always encouraged, welcome and may be promoted

 

You can create posts and publish them on your webpage, however, if BookLikes members find it assaulting or violating they can block the user who might be removed from Follower list. This means that the person with inappropriate texts might receive lower priority and may not be presented in Explore page where we present BookLikes Community. 

Read more in post Followers, Book Blog Directory Reminder & Import Updates.

 

No text, review or any other post will be removed from personal webpage. Inappropriate and assaulting texts can be hidden from BookLikes Community Dashboard but will stay on personal public blog. Remember that opinions in posts are those of the post's author and not BookLikes.com.

 

Comments under posts can be moderated by author of the post. Author of the post can delete comments if he/she finds comment inappropriate.

Read more in post Comments Open For All & Add Shelf in Book Pop Up.

 

You can import books from Goodreads (export your library to csv file), LibraryThing (export your library to csv file), Lovely Books and Lubimy czytańá in Settings/Import. You can also sync your Goodreads account with your BookLikes profile - then books and reviews published on BL will be also visible on GR.

Read more in post BookLikes -> Goodreads Synchronization.

 

BookLikes Team releases new feature once a week every Thursday.  All updates and news can be followed on BookLikes Blog and our social media. If you have any questions, requests, suggestions or concerns, just mail us. We're open to new ideas and appreciate all the feedback.

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We're happy to welcome so many new book lovers on our site.

 

BookLikes Team hopes that the service will stay a positive, friendly and respectful place for people who love reading books and discussing them. We all hope you'll help us in creating unique space for avid readers, reviewers, writers, all book lovers and members of book world. 

 

BookLikes Welcomes New Book Lovers :-) And now let's start reading.

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We're Importing Books to the ceiling, Books to the sky

 

Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them.

 

The little rhyme by Arnold Lobel fits all book lover just perfectly. BookLikes is also working hard to put all your book piles back on your shelves as soon as possible.

 

As you've noticed we're experiencing massive inflow of book lovers and huge amount of imports which is responsible for import queue. We feel honored that all of you have chosen BookLikes as home for your books, you books reviews and your writings.

 

We're doing everything we can to shelve your titles. We don't want to miss any of your book or your review, we try to be as accurate with book match as we can. We're really excited about this situation and we're working hard to meet all your expectations.

 

We would like to ask you for patience and thank you for understanding in advance. We can promise you that all your books and texts will be put on your blogs and shelves and it will be much sooner than the estimated time.

 

In the meantime, all you are set and ready to discover and explore BookLikes. Book import is done in background so you can add your notes, texts and new books to your shelf right after registration. Your activity on BookLikes won't stop or slower the import process so get ready and Explore, search and follow.

 

And read of course:-)

 

P.S. All newcomers are also advised to look at BookLikes Community Guidelines where we present several hints about getting best of BookLikes experience. The text can be found here: BookLikes Community Guidelines.

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The Mysterious Howling (The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place Series #1)

The Mysterious Howling (The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place Series #1) - Downloaded this one in the summer, when Sync was offering it for free. Not my usual genre, but I still loved it. Super cute ya book. I will be reading the next in the series. Got to find out what happens to the incorrigibles.
Fantasy Lover - Sherrilyn Kenyon The whole time I was listening to this book I kept thinking this sounds so familiar. I may have read it before or read a book that is really similar to this. This was not one of my favorites. It seemed to drag on to me at times, the danger elements were resolved quickly, and there was very little action. Good book and I would have probably enjoyed it more a couple of years ago. I seem to be in a place where I gravitate toward dark, tortured, gritty heartbreaking angst, and nail biting danger. The overall story was good. Grace and Julian both were loyal, willing to face off danger to protect each other, and were both willing to make sacrifices just to make the other one happy. Julian is the typical tortured hero SK writes. However, this one seemed to be written a lot lighter than the ones I have recently read by her (league series). Julian has not had an easy life and cursed to live as a love slave by an evil, jealous asshat of a god. All Julian wants since he was a little boy was to be loved, accepted, and cherished. Can Grace give him what he needs and wants?Grace has decided to just live her life and forget about everything else that has to do with love, getting compassion, and moonlight walks. Then she meets Julian because of her pushy friend. Will she let him show her how much love she deserves, how compassionate a hot warrior general can be to her? Not much sexy time in this one. Lots of talking about it and heavy petting.
Born of Fire - Sherrilyn Kenyon I really do not know how to explain what I thought about this book. The only reason I gave it a 5 star rating is because of Syn. If I had to rate it based on Shahara it would be less than a one star. Not because of the writing but because I totally hated her. In fact, I need to add a book shelf called, suck it bitch, just for her. She has to be one of the worst heroines I have ever read about. First of all she keep making stupid mistakes, had no common sense, had a chip on her shoulder the whole time, betrayed Syn out the ass the whole time, and was just an all around bitch the whole time. She may have had one or two redeeming moments in the whole story. I really wish his hea would have been a heroine that had compassion for the hero, loyalty for the hero, less judgmental, and more supportive.Syn proved his worth over and over to Shahara by his actions, behaviors, generosity, and kindness. He has to be one of the most sweetest and compassionate heroes I have read in awhile. He really did not expect anyone to care for him and pretty much expected to be betrayed due to his past history of being rejected time and time again by those he loved. He was total alpha male with demons of his past chasing his every moment but he still worked to be an honorable, respectable man.I am so glad that I read book #4 and #5 of the League series before this and got to see Syn in each of them happy, healthy, and thriving with the Sentella group doing his medical and fighter thing. I would have been seriously unhappy if I did not get to check up on him after he decided to hea with Shahara.
Born of Shadows - Sherrilyn Kenyon This story had everything I enjoy in a book, action packed, treachery, passion, snarky characters, tension, and danger. The hero reminded me of MacGyver with his handy-dandy back pack. I truly enjoyed the adventure that Caillen and Desideria went on as they ran all through the universe to keep themselves and their family safe. I loved the chemistry that flowed between the two characters, the sacrifices they were willing to make, and the sit on the edge of my seat action they were involved in. Kept me glued to the earphones all day and night. Desideria comes from a culture that prove their worth by how tough, strong, and emotionless they are. Well, they can have anger, jealousy, and competitiveness. Desideria is having trouble fitting in due to all of the crazy family dynamics, envy from others, and her spots of showing emotions to the warrior nation she is from. Caillen is a fly by the seat of his pants, snarky womanizer. He rarely takes anything seriously but is loyal to his sisters and the Sentella. Caillen never questioned his life but literally he was down to the wire and a huge secret exploded right into his life. (can't tell you anymore, it will spoil it). That secret takes him on a journey that changes everything he has ever known, throws him into danger, throws him into betrayal, and he has to fight for his very life to discover how deep the deception goes. Fast paced journey between two outcasts, that are searching for belonging, love, and acceptance. Loved it!!
Lethal Rider (Lords of Deliverance, #3) - Larissa Ione As I read this book I kept thinking Thanatos may be my favorite horseman. I loved how Ms. Ione wrote his character to be the jilted pissed off deadly horseman, that was used to save the world from the Apocalypse. Just about everyone in this story has their hands in preventing or causing the Apocalypse, and the Aegis has decided to strike while the iron is hot to prevent the destruction of the world. Their interpretation of how to stop the Apocalypse is to make Than a father. Demon-slayer Regan is chosen to help with the task. That decision will set in motion not only a pregnancy but huge consequences for the Aegis, horsemen, and the world. Pestilence is a real ass in this one. He goes all out to cause as much chaos as he can, to his siblings. He inflicts pain, heartache, and destruction to his siblings and their family. His one true goal is to start the Apocalypse and he wants to break Thanatos's seal as soon as possible. Thanatos, has to deal with quite a bit in this story. He has a big secret that starts to bite him in the ass, it is exposed, and he has to finally answer to it. He has to deal with being used, being betrayed, becoming a father, passion for the woman who tricked him, and saving the world.The Aegis go through some changes and I can only hope that Lance gets his right up the ass in any upcoming book. He is such a foul assed-bastard. Loved this one. Thought it was faced paced, dark, witty, sexy, funny, and many sweet moments. Quotes I liked:From virgin to dad in zero to sixty."Well, your're a Horseman... the father... so...Ponyboy.""Fine, he muttered, taking her wrist. You're a terrible prisoner, you know that?""You're going to pleasure me." He got a dark, wicked thrill from her sharp inhale. "Whenever I want. At my every whim."Than said, "she's better. No thanks to you. But she's having... what are they called? Breaking Dicks?"There were several appearances from the UG medical staff including Wraith. Loved catching up with Eidolon, Shade, Con, and a sneak peak from Gem.
On the Edge -  Ilona Andrews I had a hard time getting into this one, it took at least six chapters until I was able to start enjoying the characters. Gave it up a hundred times. I am quite happy that I stuck with it. Rose, Jack, George, & grandma made the story come alive with their commitment to each other and the sacrifices they were each willing to make. Loved the way Declan interacted with the boys and grandma. He was a true alpha out to serve and protect the little family. It took awhile to see his whole character but when I did. I absolutely loved him. He is loyal to those he cares for and will take on the baddies to make sure they stay safe. His relationship with Rose was interesting, they were both pretty guarded and it took a bit for them to warm up to each other. That did not stop his attempts to make demands on Rose or hers to challenge pretty much any demand he made if her. The bad guy was totally disgusting and evil. I can't wait to read William's story.
Maverick - Lora Leigh I listened to this book by audio and I think that made it that much hotter. Risa and Micah burned my ears off. Micah aka Maverick was assigned to keep Risa safe from the baddies. He was hardcore alpha but had a sweet spot when it came to Risa. He wanted the assignment because he had a score to settle with Orion. Risa was a seriously tortured heroine, working on putting her life back together. This story had strong alpha men, special ops/military, suspense, a sweet tough as nails granny, and a whole lot of sexy loving. I will be reading the series soon.
Hidden Away - Maya Banks Garrett is my favorite Kelly brother and I am glad he got his book. Although, Garrett is portrayed as the grouchy hard-ass brother to his family in this story he is super sweet and gentle with Sarah. He takes an assignment to keep track of Sarah due to his past association with her half brother Marcus Lattimer. He starts off using Sarah to find his old nemesis, in hopes of paying him back for all of the pain Marcus has caused. After a whole lot slow build up to sexy time it kind of ended for a bit. Sarah bailed and went into hiding. Garrett went back home, did some family things. Then Garrett, tracked down Sarah and sexy time happened, the team came in, and the suspense ended pretty quick. I enjoyed this one but it was different from suspense books that I usually read. I do love the KGI team and Kelly family so I will be checking out the next one.
Claimed (Club Sin, #1) - Stacey Kennedy ARC provided by Random House Publishing Group via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I had a difficult time connecting the characters at first. The first meeting that Dmitri and Presley had, at his mansion, left me wanting more maybe a different setting or a different encounter. I don't know but it did not grab me at first. However, I did find that connection as the two had numerous encounters throughout the story. Dmitri is a hardcore Dom was a soft spot for the his submissive Presley. Even though he is taking curious innocent Presley on a journey of discovery, Dmitri finds out his limits as well. I enjoyed reading how the D/s relationship grew for the two as well as their overall relationship of trust, caring, and desire.Enjoyable read of two characters exploring their emotional needs that they normally avoid and the changes that Dmitri and Presley embrace. I found this book to be a light introduction into BDSM and figure that it fits with the story line, of lightly introducing Presley to the lifestyle of BDSM. I was rooting for the characters before the story ended. I wanted Presley to start embracing the changes her life was taking and become more empowered to experience all that Dmitri was introducing her to. I wanted Dmitri to let go of all of his hang ups and explore how good it could be with Presley. And did I mention there were plenty of steam up the mirror, change your panties scenes. I look forward to reading more of Club Sin bring it on Aidan and Cora.