Just a signal boost post for those who care about this community: OB has posted about BL's latest woes here, and one of the things she mentioned as a possible alternative was setting up a multi-contributor blog. It wouldn't, in and of itself, get us a book database, so that aspect of a full-fledged book site obviously wouldn't be covered ... but it would take care of the blogging and at least some of the social aspects -- if BL fails, which I still hope it won't.
Anyway, looks like it may be time to put on our thinking caps again.
And FWIW, there's also this thread / poll, for those who still have a GR profile ...
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