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Questions, Questions | Marcus Pfister
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1. I love all the people who love to read. That it doesn't matter if you are slow, fast, ⬇or inbetween. We all share a love for the written word.
2. What I am not interested in I just scroll past. Just because it's not my thing doesn't mean somone isn't into it. I will say a Pet Peeve is posts that are mostly hashtags #. Hash tags are great when they are specific, but lately we have people (probably from bookstram since that is a popular #)

LibrarianRyan who use most of the post for #. and many of them so general that they really don't help anyone find anything. hashtags are meant to group things and be a finding aid, not a way of speaking. I want to know what the reader thinks about the book, not what hash tags they think will get the most attention.

3. I wish we could double search. For example search a person and a # or two # at once. Or two people at once. I would also love a list search
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LibrarianRyan 4. Ummmm. Too often. I go in spurts. When i get busy I read, and when I get time I post. But at least 2-3 a week, and slow weeks daily.

5. I love it all when Im in the mood for it. When I am not, i scroll past. It can change from day to day.

6. I wish I could see everyones post that I follow every day. It feels like i am missing people I used to talk to daily, and now maybe some have left, but others just don't show up in my feed until
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That-Bookish-Hiker I agree with the hashtags. That‘s big in bookstagram but here they aren‘t necessary if you aren‘t doing a group read or group activity. 7d
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LibrarianRyan I go looking for them.

I also which others participated more. It's easy to scroll past and just “ ❤“ something. But actually comment. Even if it is just a word, or an emoji.

I also want others to realize that this isn't bookstagram. Most do not care if you photos are not award winning. just show us what you are reading. A well loved book is always a better picture than a professionally staged one.

@ljuliel
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vivastory I've definitely noticed some spillover from the bookstagram community into Litsy. I personally wouldn't mind it if there was more of a genuine effort to engage, rather than cross-platform promotion 7d
Caterina Yes, the posts that are mostly hashtags seem to be copied and pasted from Instagram, which bothers me because it means those people aren't treated Litsy as its own platform. Lots of times the hashtag "bookstagram" is even left in, and I'm like, that's literally all Litsy is! ? I love Litsy-based hashtags though, they're so helpful for following a particular event or questionnaire. ? 7d
wanderinglynn I agree with all your answers, especially on the this is not bookstagram. 👍🏻 7d
LibrarianRyan @vivastory @Caterina @Wanderinglynn I'm not knocking Instagram but since its a FB product I wont use it. But Litsy is a BOOK site. Why does someone need to use tags such as Book, reader, litlover, etc. Ummmm that's all of us... 7d
wanderinglynn Totally agree. 7d
ValerieAndBooks You make some very good points. Hashtags such as #book here on Litsy are just silly 😋 7d
Bookwormjillk @LibrarianRyan you must love my terrible photos 😁 7d
LibrarianRyan 😁@Bookwormjillk I do. have you seen all mine with the work desk calendar on them that we use as coaster? I think I did 3 of those this morning alone. 😂 7d
julesG I'm pro unstaged pictures, too. Love your thoughts on these questions, Ryan! 7d
ljuliel Good points Ryan. I remember seeing a few posts that are all blue hashtags. Like 50 words worth of hashtags. I didn‘t know what the heck the need for all of that was so I just ignored it. I guess if I was in Instagram I‘d know why they do it. Looks like a waste of time to me. 7d
Bookwormjillk 😁😁😁 7d
LibrarianRyan @ljuliel tags help people find treads or events etc. So if you ever wanted to see all @MrBooks #temptations in one spot you could, and not have to sort through his entire feed. Right now on Litsy you can only see one tag at a time, but if we could search ore than on tag say #CoverLove and #MGedition you would see all the cover love just about middle grade books and none about YA books. So they serve a purpose but that purpose gets lost in 2 many # (edited) 7d
jb72 All of my photos are unstaged. BG is for staged. IG has me so frustrated lately with all the ads. Hashtags can be fun, but I‘ve seen a few posts with way too many tags. 7d
Sarahreadstoomuch Um so nearly all of my photos are taken on my bed, so yes to the unstated photos. Staged are pretty yes, but I‘m just not that committed to the photo. More committed to the reading and simple sharing! 6d
BookwormAHN Hardly any of my photos are really staged and if they are its because I'm planning to stick them on Bookstagram. Litsy is more causal which I appreciate. It's also more of a book focus than a picture focus 😺 6d
Bookzombie I also agree about the “bookstagram” photos with all the hashtags and have unfollowed a few people if that‘s all they post. I also enjoy unstaged photos. I like to see reality. 6d
Daisey I really like this idea of a more advanced search. It would be so helpful for finding things I know I‘ve seen! 6d
TheAromaofBooks Love the idea of doing a dual search! That would be super helpful for narrowing down the results. 6d
mrp27 #1 💕💕💕 6d
UnidragonFrag I agree about the hashtags! If all someone posts are copypasta from IG, I unfollow. If I wanted bookstagram, I'd go on IG. Most of my photos are unstaged, but I also have poor lighting in my place, so I'll often throw it on my windowsill or something for a pic lol a dual search would be cool! Or if you could go on someone's profile and search just their stuff... same thing but maybe easier to implicate? Idk 6d
LibrarianRyan @UnidragonFrag I have that same bad lighting. I love lots of light but most of mine have Edison bulbs which gives sepia tone to photos. It‘s quite annoying. I seem to take more at work. 6d
lele1432 Loved all your points! One of the things that initially drew me to Litsy was not having the pressure of creating staged bookstagramish posts. They're great eye candy, but I really just want to be exposed to more books and know what people think about them lol. 6d
AmyK1 Photography is a hobby and one of the few things I‘m kinda good at so I do admit to trying to make my pictures look nice, though I do use my phone 🤷‍♀️ I don‘t care what other people‘s pictures look like though. I just like to see the books 😁 6d
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Maanaland | Pam Mu Ryan
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I am looking forward to this. And such a great cover.

Out March 3, 2020
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Thank you for Join this edition of Cover Love

Zelma Ooh, that is a nice one! 2mo
LibrarianRyan @Zelma Yes. I love the face hiding in the tower. 2mo
Zelma @LibrarianRyan I didn‘t see it until I scrolled back up to second or third time to appreciate it. 😆 2mo
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RealBooks4ever And the trees/humans! What a fabulous cover! 💜 2mo
LibrarianRyan @RealBooks4ever I just noticed the tree people after you said it. Yes this gets better each time i see it. 2mo
4thhouseontheleft I didn‘t know she has a new book coming out! I love Esperanza Rising. 1mo
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Arlo Finch #3

Out Feb 4, 2020
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This is a book three that is a few decades away from book 1. It will be interesting how time has treated the character.

Out January 28
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Race to the Sun | Rebecca Roanhorse
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Another Rick Riordian Presents. His house is picking some amazing books until another big name with their own publishing house (cough cough Patterson)

Out January 14
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Notorious | Gordon Korman
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Love Gordon Korman

Out January 7
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The Baby-Sitters Club Little Sisters are getting the graphic novel treatment as well.

Out December 26
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ShelleyBooksie Thank you for sharing - I think my 8 year old.will enjoy these :) 2mo
LibrarianRyan @ShelleyBooksie I bet she will. 2mo
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Fraggle Rock GN? Ahhh Yes Please.

Out Dec 10
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Blaire I loved this show! 2mo
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Caveboy Crush | Beth Ferry
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hummmmm

Out Nove 12
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Vol 4

Out Nove 12
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RealBooks4ever Oh I do like this cover!💜 2mo
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