So, I'm guessing that the new book popups are here to stay. As they make mobile pretty much unusable for me (the popups trigger randomly), I started trying to figure out how to disable them.
It's actually trivial on standard PC's, as long as you don't mind using Firefox. Personally, the new hover thing just irritates me in general, so I disabled it, at least on PC.
(iframe doesn't work on feed--you need to go to my site, sorry!)
If anyone actually wants more details, I'm happy to provide them. Basically, just install Greasemonkey, create new script -> fill in "namespace = http://localhost" and "includes = http://booklikes.com/*" and then click ok. Then copy my script into the box that pops up. Then on Goodreads, make sure the monkey's face on the extension is not greyed out.
It doesn't seem to break anything for me--the click-to-bookpage still works--but no guarantees on anything.
Depressingly, that solution won't work on mobile. Apparently there are only two solutions: Opera, which lets you write js for it, and the Tampermonkey app, which creates a rather gawdawfully primitive browser that supports greasemonkey.
I installed Tampermonkey and stuck the same script in it. Then I opened up BL and turned on the script.
It's not an ideal solution--it means I actually have to use a separate browser just for Booklikes, but...
THE POPUPS ARE GONE!!!