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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favourite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Navigating Goodreads

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Mon April 18th, 2011, 12:38 am

I think I saw a post about doing 'cloud searches' for specific topics on either Amazon or goodreads. How does one do that? I am always hampered in my searches by getting a torrent of unrelated info that I can't sort through.

But I can see that there are places to 'tag' books, so there must be a way to sort through the offerings by what other people have tagged them. Can anyone help this tech-ignoramus?

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Post by Misfit » Mon April 18th, 2011, 12:51 am

I really haven't wandered into that realm at Goodreads, but I think there's been some recent discussions about it at the Goodreads feedback group here. If you don't find your topic, go ahead and start a new thread there and ask your question. There you will find the most expert of the Goodreads experts.

I know Amazon has a search products tagged with feature, it always pops up when I pull up my communities page.
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MLE (Emily Cotton)
Bibliomaniac
Posts: 3562
Joined: August 2008
Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favourite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Mon April 18th, 2011, 2:26 am

Misfit, where do you find that 'search products tagged with' feature? I can't seem to see it on my Amazon page.

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Post by Misfit » Mon April 18th, 2011, 2:43 am

[quote=""MLE""]Misfit, where do you find that 'search products tagged with' feature? I can't seem to see it on my Amazon page.[/quote]

There seems to be more than one way to get there, but without signing out of my Amazon page I don't have a link. Click on your profile, and choose see all tags (assuming you've tagged stuff). Look up at the search bar and you now have the search all tags feature. Carry on ;)
At home with a good book and the cat...
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