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Sue Bridehead (A Pseudonym) 1346 books
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Sue Bridehead (A Pseudonym) As creator of this list, I find it disappointing to see at least 50 spam accounts have liked the list (and probably voted for it) in the last three days. I have notified Goodreads so they can add some controls to keep this system relatively honest.


message 2: by Josh (new)

Josh Hinds Hi Kristen, is it acceptable for me to add my book to the list? It fits the topic, but I didn't want to just do it without asking you first. Great list by the way! :-)


Sue Bridehead (A Pseudonym) I just saw this note now. Sure, of course.


message 4: by Rob (last edited May 03, 2017 08:22PM) (new)

Rob Cook Ur: You Are Who You Choose to Be Check out the new book UR: You Are Who You Choose To Be. 20% of the net proceeds from this book will go to charity.

This is a great book for the young in preparation for life and as a self-examination of character, values and choices. For the older it is a reminder that life is what you make it, and it's never too late to make the right choices for ourselves.

We all make choices in life everyday about little things and big things. These choices define who we are. You choose who you are and who you become through YOUR decisions. You control who you become.

The purpose of this book is for me to share my view
of the choices we all have and how I have tried to
live my life. My views have been acquired through
the relationships and interactions I have had with
family and numerous friends over the years,
particularly with my parents. I have been fortunate
over my lifetime to have had many great friendships
with many ethical, caring people of high integrity.

You know who you are.

My hope is that in the future this text may provide comfort and insight for my future family about how I lived and what I believe, not necessarily as a guide, but one way, my way, to look at the world. It seems to me that history repeats itself and I hope that sharing my view can be helpful to others. I don't always follow my own advice, but I do the best I can.

Who do you choose to be?


message 10: by Daniel (new)

Daniel If anyone is managing this list, it seems to be mostly spam titles with fake votes. It's the same as this list (mostly the same fake books/votes).


Sue Bridehead (A Pseudonym) Daniel wrote: "If anyone is managing this list, it seems to be mostly spam titles with fake votes. It's the same as this list (mostly the same fake books/votes)."

Yeah, this has been a problem for years (see my comment at the top of the thread). I created the list but I don't have time to manage it. It's a free-for-all now, and sadly, even Goodreads has become plagued with spam bots. They're everywhere.


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