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Subject: 16 Lighthouse Road by Debbie Macomber
Date Posted: 1/28/2008 6:57 PM ET
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Does anyone have this book in their TBR pile? Or a copy that is slightly damaged? I ordered if for my mom and it appears there was only one in the system. It had to be denied due to my requestor condition-which is that it can't be currently in a smoke-free home. I thought I'd be able to put it on my wishlist but I can't because of the book in the system. So I'm stuck until someone orders that book unless someone here has a copy that they have on their TBR pile.

I'm not in a rush, but I'd love to surprise my mom with this book!

thanks,.

babsscifi

Date Posted: 1/28/2008 7:22 PM ET
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I think once you turn one down due to cnditions that it wont' show up again for you to order..not 100% sure though. I know I saw this one someone's shelf in the book bazaar the other day but can't remember whose...

Date Posted: 1/28/2008 9:03 PM ET
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Date Posted: 1/28/2008 9:25 PM ET
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Barbara, my MIL has it, maybe I can prod her slong to read it, then I can read it quick:) Who knows...her and I have been talking about reading the series for a while, between us we have them all. I'll PM you when we're done and see if you still need it!

Date Posted: 1/28/2008 9:43 PM ET
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Barbara, how do you have your condition worded?  If it's something like you need the book to be smoke-free, a lot of people are going to turn that down because their book is probably used and they can't guarantee that it's smoke-free.  Even something like no smoke smell will get turned down because, well, that's a subjective thing and some people don't want to take the chance.

How about trying something more general like books need to come from a home that's smoke-free?  You'd still get turned down by anyone that smokes but you might have better luck.

Just think of all the credits you're storing up by sending out books!  Most people have the opposite problem, they see way more books they want than they have credits for.

Date Posted: 1/28/2008 11:51 PM ET
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Barbara, it looks like the 2005 edition only has 1 but the 2001 paperback has a lot in the system...does the date matter? the picture looked the same and the story should be the same...not sure about the print size..

Date Posted: 1/29/2008 6:09 AM ET
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Eileen: Thank you for your offer. I'll let you know if I get it before then :)

 

Sarah:   I have it worded the following way: I am not willing to receive books that are currently in a smoking home. I just used it the way it has it in the suggestions under requestor conditions. The times the books have been turned down (except for one) the people truly were smokers. I guess I was just surprised that the odds of me continuing to get smokers were so high :) And yeah, I can look on the bright side. It's not like I don't have plenty of reading with the books I have received! I think maybe I stress too much about it and should just relax and enjoy being surprised when I get books in the mail!

Susanna: the edition doesn't matter at all. I didn't even think of looking between paperback and hardback. And my mom can still read small print. Heck, her eyes are better than mine I think! I'm going to go off and look it up again.

Date Posted: 1/29/2008 9:11 AM ET
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when I searched 2 paperbacks showed up so hopefully the other edition will work for you!

I don't have any conditions stated on mine and have ordered a TON LOL but I have gottn about 4 packages that were very smoke scented so I can't blame you for puttng that restriction. the weird this is I've ordered from people w ho have stated they smoke yet their books were ok! go figure...

good luck in finding a copy!