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There is no 'meh' emoticon, but there is a 'Terminator' emoticon.

Which I use if I ever use an emoticon.
Murder by Death 12 months ago
Terminator seems strong for 'meh' but I definitely need to remember it's there for those books that make me want to hurt them. I always look for the obvious (hate, angry, etc) and get frustrated that they aren't there; I need to think more creatively because I'm missing some pretty clever ways of expressing my displeasure. Like Terminator. :D
Debbie's Spurts 12 months ago
I sometimes use the "misdoubt" or "?" emoticons for certain flavors of "meh" ; I'd like to have a "disappointed" emoticon. And more genre related ones for mysteries, romances, etc.
I don't mean for meh. If I ever need to feel anything with an emoticon, I use Terminator. Because yay robots.

I more meant I can live without meh, but I will fight for my Terminator emoticon.

And as for the post you've put up, Jenn, yes, thank you! You're always so helpful.
Murder by Death 12 months ago
No way should we get rid of the terminator - but I could get mileage out of a meh one too. But I do need to be more clever with what is there.
Hey, if people want a meh, I say give it to 'em!

I'll stick with my porny emoticon...
Bark's Book Reviews 12 months ago
Great job, Jenn!
Murder by Death 12 months ago
Thanks. :)

(I'm trying to ignore the 'it's' that should have been 'its' that I missed before I handed this over to Kate...)
Debbie's Spurts 12 months ago
Excellent posts.

I also use the exclusive shelf for abandoned/DNF books, samples/excerpts, "not for me" and for other reasons.

DNF'ed books just don't fit Read/Currently-Reading/Planning-to-read. And I don't want to confuse a downloaded book sample with the actual book.

The "not for me" is important to me because if I once found a book intriguing or interesting form a booklikes post or other sources -- I'll look at it again and again unless I shelved it as one I already decided not to read. Particularly if the book changes covers a lot (which a lot of today's authors do very frequently) where posts now are showing what looks like a different book. Ditto if I read a sample so know I don't want to read the book -- shelve it so I don't download and read the sample again or buy the book.

I love that booklikes doesn't require us just to have three book status shelves or restrict us only to shelves considered to be "book promotional" and "positive" shelvings. It's actually a feature I test before joining any book sites.
Murder by Death 12 months ago
I'd planned on using the DNF shelf as an example, but started stressing over how bloody long the post was, so I trimmed a bunch of stuff out and since DNF was the most negative of my examples, it got the cut - but I use it myself as an exclusive, which I did keep in my shelf screenshot. It's an excellent use of the the custom exclusive shelves, because there's nothing worse than accidentally re-reading a book you disliked the first time. :P
Debbie's Spurts 12 months ago
Or re-buying it because you forgot you gave away the first not-a-keeper one.

A good chunk of my DNF shelf isn't necessarily negative but rather the victims of misleading book descriptions or incorrect genre tags. I have less DNF books now that most have free samples/excerpts available.
BookLikes 11 months ago
Thank you for all all remarks :)