We seem to have a lot of new people to the boards, who have just read the awesomest book ever, and want more books like that. There is nothing wrong with that. However, to people who have been on the boards for a long time, it can get really old to see the constant new posts looking for books like Twilight or Beautiful Disaste/Thoughtless/Effortless/Fifty Shades of Puce, or whatever book you have just fallen in love with is.
To try to help folks out, I thought I would take a moment to explain Amazon's search function.
In whatever forum you're in, there is a field on the right hand side of the screen. It's under "recently viewed forums", and is called "Search Customer Discussions", the words are in bright orange.
Simply enter the title or author of the book you are interested in talking about, and press go. If the little box that says "search only this forum" is checked, it will only search the romance forum. If it's unchecked, it will search all the forums. If you do the search while a thread is open (for instance, the JD Robb thread, or the Manipulative Reviews thread) you have to make sure the "search only this discussion" is UNCHECKED, otherwise you will be searching for Vampires in the JD Robb thread, and won't get any results.
So, simply search the forums, and PLEASE look into any other discussions that pertain to the books you are interested in. If there are no threads for that book, or if the threads are really old (like over a year) then by all means, create a discussion thread for what you are searching for.
This will help keep your thread, the tenth thread looking for books similar to "XXOOXX" from being downvoted into oblivion, and will keep us regulars who have seen all ten threads about "XXOOXX" from snarking and getting really annoyed with you.
I know this post comes across as snarky, but really, I do only want to help people to understand how the search function works, and save us ALL from endless threads about the same five books.
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