Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Goodreads has some bad data.

I am an addictive user of Goodreads.  I record every single book I read and I read serious stuff.  I am a major book snob.  Here are some of my most recent books:

The Lusiads

The Lusiads

by Luís Vaz de Camões
 3.98 avg rating — 4,830 ratings — published 1572
1998 is the quincentenary of Vasca da Gama's voyage via southern Africa to India, the voyage celebrated in this new translation of one of the greatest poems of the Renaissance. Portugal's supreme poet ...more
The Tale of Kieu: A bilingual edition of Nguyen Du's Truyen Kieu
Poems of the Late T'ang
Tao Te Ching
The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are
Confessions of a Sociopath: A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight
The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow
R.U.R - Rossum's Universal Robots
Piers Plowman: A New Translation of the B-Text
Beat Zen, Square Zen and Zen
The History of the Kings of Britain
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo
The Winter's Tale
Tales of Cu Chulaind: Irish Heroic Myths
The Threepenny Opera
The Quantum Thief (Jean le Flambeur, #1)

There must be something really wrong with Goodreads Big Data because they keep sending me these emails.

Message to Goodreads, email that is not composed by a Big Data analysis of usage patterns is smap. 

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Mister O
by Lauren Blakely (Goodreads Author)

Nick calls himself a superhero of pleasure. At first his lack of sexual humility annoyed Harper. Then she slept with him. Now the two can't keep their hands off each other, but will they be able to make an actual relationship work?

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The Darkest Torment
by Gena Showalter (Goodreads Author)

After centuries in purgatory, assassin Baden is back in the land of the living. A botched job thrusts dog trainer Katarina into his path. She's his hostage—for now—but Baden finds himself, almost against his will, opening up to the spirited woman.

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Sugar Daddy
by Sawyer Bennett (Goodreads Author)

The Sugar Bowl is a website that matches wealthy older men with impressionable young women. To take down the seedy business, Sela goes undercover. Nothing can distract her, until Beck, the Sugar Bowl's charismatic tech genius, sends her mission spiraling.  

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by Jordan L. Hawk (Goodreads Author)

Dark magic is on the rise in New York City. Running out of options, brash Irish cop Tom reluctantly teams up with free spirit (and cat shape-shifter) Cicero to investigate. The only thing the two men can agree on: their crazy chemistry.

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The Beast of Clan Kincaid
by Lily Blackwood (Goodreads Author)

To the men of the Highlands, he is known only as the Beast. Elspeth, the beautiful daughter of the Beast's sworn enemy, should fear him, but instead she's captivated. Against a backdrop of clan warfare and politics, their wild passion ignites.

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King of the Streets, Queen of His Heart
by Porscha Sterling (Goodreads Author)

Shanecia comes home to chaos. The streets are crawling with gangs, and her mom's addicted to drugs. Fed up, Shanecia confronts gang leader Legend. The man's compassion surprises her, sparking a fragile romance in a city of violence. 

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