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integrate with GoodReads to track pages read

I want to make sure I'm reading a certain number of pages a week, but I don't want to double-enter my data (I know I won't actually do it), especially since GoodReads just needs 'what page are you on?' whereas 'how many pages did you read today?' requires math. I'd love to have my GoodReads data show up here!

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      • Philip commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm currently trying to figure out how to corral my growing list of things that I'd like to read, some of which are books.
        Having recently discovered goodreads, I've started scanning books into it, and have now set up a Zap to add them (and some metadata!) into a Trello list of unread things. Maybe I can do the same with long web articles, and manually add paper things.

        Once I see them all in one place, the enormity of the task may provide its own solution. :-)

        But my current piece of it is to understand the problem better...

      • Admindreeves (Cofounder, Beeminder) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        @Philip: Or just replace Trello with Beeminder as the action! (Unless you also want books to show up in Trello anyway.)

        EDIT: Accidentally said "trigger" instead of "action" at first. Beeminder can only be used as an action on Zapier currently.

      • Lawrence commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I just noticed that suggestion: I love odometer goals when I have one specific book I want to finish, but I'd like to use a goodreads integration to cope with the fact that, as an English grad student, I usually have 10 to 20 books ongoing at a time, and I don't care which ones I'm reading as long as I'm making progress in them. It's possible the goodreads API makes it prohibitively difficult to determine 'how much bigger is this datapoint from the previous datapoint in the same book?' but I still haven't found a satisfactory workaround.

      • Pedro Werneck commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I've been using the Odometer trick and it works quite well for my reading lists, but it doesn't work well when I'm studying, since it often requires for me to read several books simultaneously. I prefer to track that with a timesheet.

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