This thread is for anyone interested in networking in a study group format. I often get requests from people who ask me privately concerning topics such as astrology or the Dogon and I am not always able to respond immediately. Over the years my extended social networks has grown into the millions (I know from Blogger traffic and audience) and the volume of my emails (give you an idea, I have 42 Twitter accounts, which means 42 email accounts) is steadily increasing, so this accounts for my lateness in responding at times to personal requests. Since most questions addressed to me involve a 'scholarly' opinion I started a study group on Goodreads but it's not very active. I created it as another way to share information with friends. To date, I have rated about 627 books, mostly dealing with African history, etc. and will be doing some reviews in the future. This is an extensive bookshelf based on references from sources I have used in my 137+ genealogical studies, some of which I have shared here at Destee.com. Even if you are not interested in the study group format, I am sure that everyone could benefit from some of my bookshelf items. I am offering this link because, based on threats by one member here to 'dismantle' me, and some recent hacking incidents to some of my email and Twitter accounts, I will no longer take facebook requests or respond to personal requests unless you have linked with me on Goodreads. In the present, I am keeping FB network more private and intimate, and I will also start limiting my posting to the Authors and Book sections, as well the space Sister Destee provided with me as a 'columnist'. Hotep!