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Subject: 1/1 on wishlist
Date Posted: 5/14/2008 7:15 PM ET
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So, I'm curious about how many books you have on your wishlist that you are the only wisher for. It seems to me that I have quite a few... For example: Things that make us (Sic) by Martha Brockenbrough (a book about grammar), Below the Salt by Thomas Costain (historical fiction), Carpe Diem: Put a Little Latin in your Life by Harry Mount (another language book), two other language-related books, and Perfect Symmetry: The Accidntal Discovery of Buckminsterfullerene by Jim Baggott (a science book about discovery of the Bucky Ball). And that's just on the first page! Wow, I am a big fat nerd. Anyway, care to share any of yours? About how many are on your list?
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Date Posted: 5/14/2008 7:34 PM ET
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I believe I currently have 2 books on my wishlist, one of which I'm 1/1 on.  Too lazy to click over and check, though!

Date Posted: 5/14/2008 7:42 PM ET
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Only three:

Golden Thread:  Twenty-five Hundred Years of Solar Architecture and Technology, Ken Butti & John Perlin

Global Warming:  Understanding the Forecast, David Archer

The Debt Threat, Noreena Hertz (I've listed three editions; for two of them, I'm 1 of 1, for the other I'm 2 of 2)

I have twenty other books that have only nine or fewer wishers.  I would bet that for most of those, I'm much more likely to get one of the books that have hundreds of wishers first.

Date Posted: 5/14/2008 7:44 PM ET
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I bet you're right! I have the same thoughts about my shelf...
Date Posted: 5/14/2008 7:47 PM ET
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I have 3 on my list that I have been number 1 for since 2007, when I put them on my list. I have been 100+ for books that I have since gotten and reposted.

Date Posted: 5/14/2008 9:34 PM ET
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Lots and lots and lots!

Date Posted: 5/14/2008 10:13 PM ET
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Lots!  A couple I expect to get in the next few weeks or months... some.. probably never, LOL.   But, if it ever happens, I'll be a happy BFS camper.  :)


Date Posted: 5/14/2008 11:08 PM ET
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I have 10 out of 48, so I guess I'm right there with you in nerdishness.

I get some recommendations from oddball sources, though. Two are from my meditation instructor, and 3 are from an "e-friend" that lives in India, so her reading tastes are not typical American fare.

Date Posted: 5/15/2008 12:36 AM ET
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Tons!  But Mary Anne is right, it's the popular books with dozens of wishers that come in first.  Sigh.

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Date Posted: 5/15/2008 2:35 AM ET
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Most books I started as 1 of 1 I'm now 1 of more... I think my buddies are getting my ideas LOL!!  ;)  That's ok, I "stole" a bunch of ideas from them too heehee

Date Posted: 5/15/2008 7:31 AM ET
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A lot! In addition to a whole bunch of books on autism and Asperger's Syndrome, I'm also the only wisher for:

The Age of the Conglomerates by Thomas Nevin (dystopian fiction)

Be More Chill by Ned Vizzini (teen fiction)

It's My Life by Melody Carlson (teen Christian fiction)

Monstering: Inside America's Policy of Secret Interrogations and Torture in the Terror War by Tara McKelvey (current events)

Tainted Trail by Wen Spencer (science fiction)

I have eclectic tastes :)

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Date Posted: 5/15/2008 8:40 AM ET
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Slight of Hand by Robin Hathaway. 3rd in her Jo Banks series

Date Posted: 5/15/2008 10:01 AM ET
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Of 47 books on my wish list, I'm 1/1 on only 3.  It's cool being 2 out of 101, though, on an Alexander McCall Smith book!

Date Posted: 5/15/2008 10:17 AM ET
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There are 130 books on my WL, and of those, there are 25 that are 1 of 1.  I wasn't shocked by the amount, though. Some have been on my list, for quite some time, and I DO receive them occassionally even after a year's time! I check the list monthly to see the book's WL position. Some I order from Inter Library Loan since they'll probably never become available on PBS. The ones that seem to dwell on the WL longest are English authors. Does anyone else find that to be so? Some of the books are so difficult to find that even ILL can't locate copies! When I get that notice, I revaluate my need for that book..

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Date Posted: 5/15/2008 10:52 AM ET
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Okay, I just had to go check my totals, since everyone else is. I have 42/199 books on my WL that I am 1/1 on. I think I am the nerdiest so far.

Date Posted: 5/15/2008 11:07 AM ET
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I have 145 books on my WL.

I am 1/1 for:

Don't Let the Lipstick Fool You by Lisa Leslie

Environmental Policy and Politics by Michael Kraft

Faith of the Founders by Edwin Gaustad

The International Criminal Court by Joseph Zompetti

My River Home: A Journey from the Gulf War to the Gulf of Mexico :: Marcus Eriksen

A People's History of Sports in the United States: From Bull-Baiting to Barry Bonds: 250 Years of Politics, Protest, the People, and Play (New Press People's Histories) :: Dave Zirin

Twenty-First Century Plague : The Story of SARS :: Thomas Abraham

The Wimp Factor : Gender Gaps, Holy Wars, and the Politics of Anxious Masculinity
Stephen J. Ducat

Women of the Court: Inside the WNBA :: Juliette Terzieff

Date Posted: 5/15/2008 12:19 PM ET
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Jennifer - That's quite an impressive display of nerdiness!

Cindy - I know what you mean.  I don't have anything that good, but I even find it cool when there are several hundred people after me even if I'm still at a pretty high number.

Date Posted: 5/15/2008 5:22 PM ET
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I've currently got 181 books WL'd, and I'm #1 in line for:

  • Another Man's Moccasins by Craig Johnson
  • Ape House by Sara Gruen
  • Black Seconds by Karin Fossum
  • Blood on the Strand by Susanna Gregory
  • Bloodthirsty by Marshall Karp
  • The Boar Stone by Jules Watson
  • Bone Song by John Meaney
  • Boudica: Dreaming the Hound by Manda Scott
  • The Butcher of Smithfield by Susanna Gregory
  • Captain's Fury by Jim Butcher (paperback)
  • China Bayles' Book of Days by Susan Wittig Albert
  • Choices Born of Prophecy by Saulander Evans
  • City of the Dead by Ian Morson
  • Crafting the Body Divine: Ritual, Movement and Body Art by Yasmine Galenorn
  • Curse of the Pogo Stick by Colin Cotterill
  • Darkland by Liz Williams
  • Death Before Dinner by Gerald Anderson
  • Death in the Cotswolds by Rebecca Tope
  • Death Message by Mark Billingham
  • Devil's Company by David Liss
  • Dexter in the Dark by Jeff Lindsay (paperback)
  • Disco For the Departed by Colin Cotterill
  • The Draining Lake by Arnaldur Indridason
  • Dreaming the Serpent Spear by Manda Scott
  • The Enchanter's Forest by Alys Clare
  • Glass Devil by Helene Tursten
  • Graven Images by Barbara Reichmuth Geisler
  • The Gypsy Morph by Terry Brooks
  • The Hanging Mountains by Sean Williams
  • Heart of Ice by Alys Clare
  • Heresy by Sharan Newman
  • House of Cards by C.E. Murphy
  • The Indian Bride by Karin Fossum
  • Knights of the Cross by Tom Harper
  • Labyrinth Walking: Patterns of Power by Patricia Telesco
  • The Lady Chapel by Candace Robb (hc)
  • The Lark's Lament by Alan Gordon
  • A Lion Among Men (Vol. 3 of The Wicked Years) by Gregory Maguire
  • The Lost Prophecies by "The Medieval Murderers"
  • The Magician and the Fool by Barth Anderson
  • The Man Who Went Up in Smoke by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo
  • The Manor of Death by Bernard Knight
  • The Map Thief by Heather Terrell
  • Mayhem in Miniature by Margaret Grace
  • The Medici Queen by Jeanne Kalogridis
  • The Ministry of Special Cases by Nathan Englander
  • The Moneylender of Toulouse by Alan Gordon
  • Mosaic of Shadows by Tom Harper
  • Murder in Gascony by Sarah D'Almeida
  • Murder in Metropolis by Lonnie Kruse
  • Murder Under the Loon by Gerald Anderson
  • The Muskateer's Apprentice by Sarah D'Almeida
  • The Noble Outlaw by Bernard Knight
  • The Nun's Tale by Candace Robb (hc)
  • Pagan Every Day: Finding the Extraordinary in Our Ordinary Lives by Barbara Ardinger
  • Paths in the Air by Alys Clare
  • Pirate Queen by Morgan Llewelyn
  • A Prayer for the Damned by Peter Tremayne (both pb and hc versions)
  • Priest by Ken Bruen
  • The Real History Behind the Templars by Sharan Newman
  • Real World by Natsuo Kirino
  • River of the World by Chaz Benchley
  • Rounding the Mark by Andrea Camilleri
  • The Ruby in Her Navel by Barry Unsworth
  • The Serpent's Tale by Ariana Franklin
  • The Shadow Pavilion by Liz Williams
  • The Shanghai Tunnel by Sharan Newman
  • The Shotgun Rule by Charlie Huston
  • Siege of Heaven by Tom Harper
  • Sister Pelagia and the Black Monk by Boris Akunin
  • Sky Coyote by Kage Baker
  • The Snake Stone by Jason Goodwin
  • The Sorrows of an American by Siri Hustvedt
  • St. Mungo's Robin by Pat Macintosh
  • The Tarnished Chalice by Susanna Gregory (pb)
  • The Temple Dancer by John Speed
  • Thunderer by Felix Gilman
  • To Kill or Cure by Susanna Gregory
  • Trigger City by Sean Chercover
  • Two For Joy by Mary Reed and Eric Meyer
  • Underground by Kat Richardson
  • Voices by Arnaldur Indridason
  • The Voluptuous Delights of Peanut Butter and Jam by Lauren Liebenberg
  • Wildfire by Sarah Micklem
  • X-Rated Bloodsuckers by Mario Acevedo

Whew! How many is that? LOL We used to do this semi-regularly but it's been many moons since I actually looked at exactly what I'm #1 for...and hey, these are all on auto-request, so if anyone needs a fast credit, acceptance is guaranteed. :-ppp


Date Posted: 5/15/2008 7:16 PM ET
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out of 199 i am number 1 in line for:

Absolutely Worthy (Laurel Shadrach Series, 4) Absolutely Worthy (Laurel Shadrach Series, 4) :: Stephanie Perry Moore

Amazon.com for Dummies :: Mara Friedman, mara friedman

The Art of Rejection: Because Dating's Not a Science---It's an Art (Marriable Series) The Art of Rejection: Because Dating's Not a Science---It's an Art (Marriable Series) :: Hayley DiMarco, Michael DiMarco

The Big Black Book For Parents: Helping Your Teen Navigate Through Life's Challenges :: Blaine Bartel

The Complete Guide to Caribbean Cruises: A cruise lover's guide to selecting the right trip, with all the best ports of call (Special-Interest Titles) The Complete Guide to Caribbean Cruises: A cruise lover's guide to selecting the right trip, with all the best ports of call (Special-Interest Titles) :: Linda Coffman

Dating 101 Dating 101 :: Ben Young, Samuel Adams

The Dating Trap: Helping Your Children Make Wise Choices in Their Relationships The Dating Trap: Helping Your Children Make Wise Choices in Their Relationships :: Martha Ruppert

Developing the Leader Within You Developing the Leader Within You :: John C. Maxwell

Every Teen Girl's Little Pink Book Every Teen Girl's Little Pink Book :: Cathy Bartel

Every Teenager's Little Black Book of Hard to Find Information (Little Black Books (Harrison House)) :: Blaine Bartel

Every Teenager's Little Black Book on Cool (Little Black Books (Harrison House)) :: Blaine Bartel

Faith, Love, and Overcoming: My Battle With Addiction :: Dale, Dr. Pratt

Girl Meets God : A Memoir Girl Meets God : A Memoir :: Lauren F. Winner

It's All Downhill From Here: On The Road With Project 86 It's All Downhill From Here: On The Road With Project 86 :: Andrew Schwab

Life Would Be Easy If It Weren't for Other People :: Connie Podesta, Vicki Sanderson

Little Black Book On How To Win And Friend To Christ (Little Black Book Series) :: Blaine Bartel

The Pastor As Moral Guide (Creative Pastoral Care and Counseling Series) :: Rebekah Miles

Prime Choice: Perry Skky Jr. Series 1 (Perry Skky Jr.) :: Stephanie Perry Moore

Problem Solved: Perry Skky Jr. Series #3 (Perry Skky Jr.) :: Stephanie Perry Moore

Revenge in Paradise :: Terrye Robins

Self-Esteem and the 6-Second Secret :: Connie Podesta

Stupid Parents: Why They Just Dont Understand and How You Can Help :: Hayley Dimarco

Tainted Love: A Nannies Novel (Nannies) Tainted Love: A Nannies Novel (Nannies) :: Melody Mayer

Welcome to Fred Welcome to Fred :: Brad Whittington

World Wide Search: The Savvy Christian's Guide to Online Dating World Wide Search: The Savvy Christian's Guide to Online Dating :: Cheryl Green

Your Marriage Can Survive a Newborn :: Glenn Williams, Williams Natalie, Natalie Williams

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Date Posted: 5/15/2008 8:00 PM ET
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I had 9, but now I have 6.  Somehow I had added three "short isbn" (six or fewer digits) books to my wishlist.  Kind of pointless, since the number applies only to that specific copy of the book, and only if it is reposted without being taken off & put back on.  So I've deleted those and I'm down to 6.  Thanks for the topic--it made me do some literary gardening.

Date Posted: 5/15/2008 8:48 PM ET
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I am #1 in line for:

The Academy by Elizabeth Stewart

The Accidental Werewolf by Dakota Cassidy

The Fabric of Love by Maria Isabel Pita

The Fire in Starlight by Maria Isabel Pita

For the Love of..  by Kally Jo Surbeck

Not for Sale by Rebecca Williams  (1 out of 1)

The Portal by Kaitlyn O'Connor

Roguish Hearts by Nikki Soarde

Timely Defense by Natalie Gray

Violet Visions by Extasy's Collective Minds

Zylan Rebellion by Raven Wilde

Date Posted: 5/16/2008 3:22 AM ET
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I'm currently 1/1 for:

Angelslayer: The Winnowing War (Angelslayer) :: K. Michael Wright

Catch the Lightning (The Saga of the Skolian Empire) :: Catherine Asaro

Children of Amarid : Book I of the LonTobyn Chronicle :: David B. Coe

Dark Vengeance: A Novel of Niflheim :: Ed Greenwood

The Devil's Armor (Daw Book Collectors, No. 1274) :: John Marco

Effendi: The Second Arabesk (Arabesk) :: Jon Courtenay Grimwood

Feng Shui: Action Movie Roleplaying :: Robin D. Laws

The Gods Are Thirsty : A Novel of the French Revolution :: Tanith Lee

In A Time of Treason :: David Keck

Inca: The Scarlet Fringe :: Suzanne Alles Blom

Night of Sorrows: A Novel :: Frances Sherwood

On the Oceans of Eternity (Bronze Age Trilogy, Bk. 3) :: S. M. Stirling

Queen of Oblivion (The Heartstone Trilogy) :: Giles Carwyn, Todd Fahnestock

Queen of the Amazons :: Judith Tarr

Scion 3 Gods (Scion) :: Scion

The Serpent Dreamer (Tom Doherty Associates Book) :: Cecelia Holland

Underland (Renquist Quartet) :: Mick Farren

WOD Innocents (World of Darkness) :: White Wolf

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Date Posted: 5/16/2008 6:04 AM ET
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LOL Cheryl, I'm #1 for X-Rated Bloodsuckers by Mario Acevedo too!  LOL  I have about 4 versions on my WL.  I'm also #1 for about 7 other books out of 64.