Well, they say it’s not a direct penalty, but what happens is that the site they deem to have priority will be indexed, and the derivative sit won’t be. so theoretically cross-posting full content to Goodreads shouldn’t hurt the ranking of one’s home site. I tested this hypothesis with one blogger who reposts all her content from her original Blogspot site to a blog column on a fairly popular and widely linked to US literary/culture magazine (New Inquiry). Google searches for the titles of her columns turned up ONLY the Blogspot instances. Matt Cutts says in a video somewhere that curation does add value, and they don’t want to penalize sites that do it well, but…