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What’s that book about?

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When I scroll through the book titles on my Goodreads.com friend feed, sometimes I wonder, “what’s that book about?” I consider asking the person who is reading the book. But then I realize I could just click on the link and read the official summary.

Funny how online stuff works. If a friend tells us in person that he/she read a particular book, it’s natural to ask what it’s about. But when you read online that someone read a book, it seems like it’s more proper to click on the link and see what the book is about. Even if the person didn’t give a review, there’s still the official book summary.

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[…] Amazon acquired Goodreads in March 2013. There was good news and bad news from Amazon buying Goodreads. One year before that happened, I predicted an Amazon and Goodreads partnership. Goodreads is a great place to ask your friends what a book is about. […]

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