Review Discussions

This group has become officially dormant. It happens. If you want to revive this group, or create a new group on the same topic see this page.

Unlike some other book related sites LibraryThing has no option to leave comments on reviews.

Some users would be happy to add such a feature, others are very much opposed. (See excruciatingly long discussion)

This group is a work-around in place of a review comments feature. If you would like to open up your reviews to public commentary and discussion, you're in the right place.

Here's the process:
1) Create a new thread in this group and put the title of the book under review and your username in the subject line (e.g. Anna Karenina - eromsted)
2) As the first message enter, "Comment area for my review of [Book Title]." Try to make sure the touchstone is correct. Submit the message.
3) Note the number of your new thread. It's at the end of the html address up in the address bar.
4) Head over to your review for the book and edit it to include the following html text at the bottom:
<a href="/topic/topic number">To leave a comment, click here.</a>
topic number is the number of your thread from step 2.
5) Save your review. Click on the link to make sure it worked.

It helps to keep your review and this group open in separate tabs.

If desired, you can also paste your review in the first message or add a link back to your review. A link to your review will take the form:
<a href="/review/review number/">To read the review, click here.</a>

The review number can be found by finding your review on either the work page or your reviews page, and clicking on the little chain-link icon at the bottom of the review. It's the number at the end of the html address.

It seems a bit complicated, but try it once and you'll get the idea.

Have fun.

TopicTopicMessagesLast Message 
Learning the World by Ken MacLeod - Reading_Fox's review3 unread / 3reading_fox, July 2016
Progeny by RT Kaelin - reading fox's review5 unread / 5jjwilson61, July 2011
Golem in the Gears by Piers Anthony, jimroberts' review1 unread / 1jimroberts, June 2011
FlashForward RJ Sawyer - reading_fox's review1 unread / 1reading_fox, January 2011
Whose style do you review in?12 unread / 12Mr.Durick, July 2010
Good Omens - reading_fox's review6 unread / 6inkspot, July 2010
Changes by Jim Butcher - reading_fox's review3 unread / 3reading_fox, May 2010
Hero fo Ages reading_fox's review1 unread / 1reading_fox, April 2010
Faded Sun by CJ Cherryh - Reading_fox's review1 unread / 1reading_fox, April 2010
Stardust by Neil Gaiman Reading_fox's review1 unread / 1reading_fox, April 2010
Infinite Jest review -- katieinseattle5 unread / 5pyrocow, March 2010
Frost Moon - reading_fox's review discussion thread1 unread / 1reading_fox, March 2010
Well of Ascention - reading_fox's review1 unread / 1reading_fox, February 2010
Paladin of Souls - reading_fox's review1 unread / 1reading_fox, February 2010
Curse of Chalion - reading_fox's review9 unread / 9jimroberts, February 2010
Heavy Time - reading_fox's review1 unread / 1reading_fox, January 2010
Hot Money - reading_Fox's review3 unread / 3reading_fox, January 2010
Hallowed Hunt - reading_fox's review1 unread / 1reading_fox, January 2010
To say nothing of the dog - reading_fox's review3 unread / 3reading_fox, January 2010
Lady of Sorrows - reading_fox's review1 unread / 1reading_fox, January 2010
The Quiet Game - reading_fox's review1 unread / 1reading_fox, January 2010
Harmonies of the Net - reading_fox's review1 unread / 1reading_fox, January 2010
Kill Artist - reading_fox's review1 unread / 1reading_fox, January 2010
Welcome4 unread / 4klarusu, January 2010
Uplink - Reading_fox's review1 unread / 1reading_fox, January 2010
Faery Moon by CJ Cherryh - Reading_fox's review7 unread / 7readafew, December 2009
Groundties -Reading_fox's review1 unread / 1reading_fox, December 2009
The poll to combine with Reviews Reviewed?8 unread / 8calm, December 2009
Wielding a Red Sword - reading_fox's review1 unread / 1reading_fox, December 2009
The Stainless Steel Rat Omnibus - reading_fox's review1 unread / 1reading_fox, December 2009
Worlds of illusion and Exile, by U. LeGuin - Reading_fox's review1 unread / 1reading_fox, December 2009
The Adventures of Augie March - eromsted1 unread / 1eromsted, December 2009
Anna Karenina - eromsted1 unread / 1eromsted, December 2009
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