Monday, June 29, 2015

Recommend books with emotions: now you can add emotion status to your posts and reviews!

Reblogged from: BookLikes

We're feeling super excited today and now we can highlight it with our brand new emotion status :-D

 

Really good book is the one that provokes thinking and emotions. After all that's the best thing in reading: feeling and living several lives at a time, , don't you think? On the other hand, you may want to express sadness or disappointment if the book did not fulfill your expectations. Well, go for it! Don't keep your thoughts and emotions to yourself -- show how you feel about your reading experiences and share your feelings with your friends!

 

To choose the emotion status for your post start writing any kind of post, and answer the questions: How do you feel about this? 

 

 

 

Click the smiley face to see all emotion statuses, and click the one that fits your mood and corresponds to your post and book(s) attached. 

 

 

The emotion status will be added to your post and highlighted on Dashboard giving your followers a clue how a given book made you feel. 

 

How cool is that!?!

 

 

 

Btw, if you're thinking Hey, I'd like to add emotion status not only to posts but also to books, we would say you read in our minds. Just wait and see what's coming next :-)

 

 

P.S. If you've recently experienced some issues with the commenting system or issues with the buttons on the upper right corner on the blog pages, we just wanted to let you know that our team is working hard to sort everything out. If you notice anything disturbing, please mail kate@booklikes.com -- we'll help and keep you updated about work progress.

Original post: thebookendsreviews.booklikes.com/post/1192289/recommend-books-with-emotions-now-you-can-add-emotion-status-to-your-posts-and-reviews

Reblogged from: PinkPanthress reads

Book Review Infographic
Book Review Infographic

Original post: thebookendsreviews.booklikes.com/post/1192284/post

Reading progress update: I've read 264 out of 336 pages.

Heaven's Keep (Cork O'Connor, #9) - William Kent Krueger

Original post: thebookendsreviews.booklikes.com/post/1192264/reading-progress-update-i-ve-read-264-out-of-336-pages

Reading progress update: I've read 53%.

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle - David Wroblewski

Original post: thebookendsreviews.booklikes.com/post/1192263/reading-progress-update-i-ve-read-53

Monday, June 22, 2015

When shelving new titles, show your bookish mood - emotion status is now available for books

Reblogged from: BookLikes

Share your bookish mood with your friends and followers and show how do you feel about books you're reading! Now when you shelve books, click Finished! or set any other reading status you can supplement the shelving information with the emotion status. 

 

To add the emotion status to a book you're shelving, search the book or click the book cover as usual and go to the advanced pop up with the additional shelving options: 

 

 

Answer the question How do you feel about this book?

 

 

 

The emotion status will be visible in the book pop up and on Dashboard: 

 

The emotion status in the advanced book pop up 

 

 

Book emotions on Dashboard

 

 

Why to use emoticons when shelving and reviewing?

 

Emotion statuses and emoticons won't replace full length reviews, they can, however, complement the text with an enjoyable mood addition.

 

Some scientific surveys revealed that our brain reacts likewise when we see an emoji and a human face -- this means we pay the similar degree of attention to the smiley face as we do to real face. And attention is what we wish for when we write or share the book news, right?

 

What's more, emojis tend to enhance our memory skills and have a highly positive influence on getting the message across -- they make a happy news more enjoyable and negative more approachable. 

 

Being just an addition and another mean of conveying the message, emoticons can be a fun supplement to your texts, and a way of expressing yourself and how you feel about your books. In a short and tips-like manner. Why not? :-) 

 

 

Updates

 

  • Emotion statuses are now available in Draft views. This means that when you write a text, add an emotion status and click Save as Draft, the emotion status will be attached to your text and visible in Draft view (to see your Drafts, click Blog from the upper menu and Drafts in the right column). 

 

  • Emotion statuses are visible on your public blog pages. This refers to reviews, posts and 3 BookLikes design templates only (Gentle Spirit, Notebook, Smart Casual).

 

If you have a different blog theme, a customized blog look or if you have edited your blog's HTML code, please have in mind that this update will not be visible on your public blog page. To make the emojis visible on blog pages, please follow the instructions on Theme Docs (in the footnote) and add the changes to the code or contact your designer. 

 

 

Emotions on public blog pages

Original post: thebookendsreviews.booklikes.com/post/1188638/when-shelving-new-titles-show-your-bookish-mood-emotion-status-is-now-available-for-books

New group - Find New BookLikes Blogs To Follow

Reblogged from: The Grand World of Books

Hunger for Knowledge started a new group called Find New BookLikes Blogs To Follow. If you're relatively new to BookLikes and have been frustrated with how difficult it can be to find people to follow and interact with, you might want to join. And if you've been on BookLikes for a while, you might want to join to help newbies out. We all remember how daunting BL was when we first got started, right?

Original post: thebookendsreviews.booklikes.com/post/1188614/new-group-find-new-booklikes-blogs-to-follow

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