It would also be interesting to have views from other cultures (that may perhaps come about during discussions from readers themselves).]]>
I use the Power Search a lot, mostly to see if the reviewer’s grade matches my taste. I don’t know if others would use this, but I would love to be able to click on the reviewer’s name and go directly to the reviewer’s book list.]]>
Hi Hannah,For your reading pleasure:http://www.likesbooks.com/cgi-bin/searchReviews.pl
Sorry, I clicked submit too soon. If you do a search under Book Type for Male/Male, we do have some reviews.]]>
Hannah: I enjoy AAR and visit it every day to check out the latest reviews.I don’t read historicals very often, so a lot of your reviews aren’t really relevant to me, but I enjoy them anyway.It does bother me, however, that I haven’t seen one single review for an m/m romance since I’ve started visiting AAR.Since there are so many good m/m romances being written these days, I would like to see at least a few of them reviewed here.Just a thought.
For your reading pleasure:
Also, allowing users to comment directly would require a major database overall. Without an extra $20,000 or so, it isn’t in the cards.]]>
Do I wish I could post directly to a review? I’m so used to not being able to I guess I don’t care one way or another. I’m more interested in what the readers think anyway. I don’t think your interface with phones is very good–I have a hard time reading your content on my phone. When you did your update, I would have liked it to go a little farther in the direction of bolder, less pastel graphics but that’s a stylistic comment. YES to bringing back If You Like: it’s one of my favourite features.
I’m very glad AAR is here. It was one of the very first sites I ever visited and I appreciate all the work everyone puts into it. The community rocks and I say that as someone who appreciates diversity!]]>
I read AAR blog posts through Google Reader (RSS) instead, the only AAR feature with RSS available. I wish AAR could avail reviews through a RSS as well.
I think it’s crazy that there is no way to respond to a review directly. This was an issue when LLB around and I’m surprised it’s still an issue now. But I do realise it’s AAR’s preference (always has been), so I’ll leave it at that.
I still loved and adored AAR, among many, when I left the rom community. After my return, I tried to get back into the forums, but they’ve changed the message-board software. I struggled to fit in and I eventually gave up. I just lurk when I do visit.
AAR has wonderful and criminally underused reader resources. Esp the wonderful Special Title Listings and archived ATBF/PB essays. I think if AAR staff don’t have the time to write new materials, they could consider the idea of republishing some gems of the site.
I mean, it’s very easy to see why AAR can’t and won’t continue ATBF/PB feature, but I think it’d be nice to re-publish some of those old essays. Mostly to give people an opportunity to compare issues then and now (and to realise that AAR *had* explored some issues even back then, e.g. AAR’s contempt – and reasons why – for a trend of gay villains).
Anyway, I’d love to visit AAR site more often, but the technical issues and ‘teasers’ are in the way. The only places at AAR where it’s not too big & technically problematic are this news/opinion blog and the forums (where I only lurk).]]>