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Subject: is it just me? (about wl)
Date Posted: 5/2/2010 3:27 PM ET
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or has the wl gotten slower? I use to never be able to hold onto credits, now I am sitting at around 50 just hoping I can catch some of the 'is this on your wl' books to get rid of some.

Date Posted: 5/2/2010 3:37 PM ET
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My TBR pile is so huge I've got most of my WL on hold til I read and repost some of the ones I already have.  I just took a look and I have at least 10 books that I'm currently in the top 3 spots for when I take them off hold.  Of course if I was anxiously waiting for those books to be offered to me I'd probably feel like it was taking forever!  LOL

Date Posted: 5/2/2010 3:46 PM ET
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my tbr is about 1300-1400 :-/  I think I just missing the thrill if getting books in the mail lol I'm even going through and purging my tbr but I still want more...it's a sickness

Date Posted: 5/2/2010 5:17 PM ET
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I've never seen my wl books in this genre come up fast. soemtimes I feel like posting and asking 'is it worth putting such and such series on my WL or am I just dreaming?'!

sigh..there IS a certain thrill with wl stuff coming up and books arriving in the mail...

Date Posted: 5/3/2010 2:17 AM ET
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i know it seems like my WL is moving slowly these days, and my mailbox seems empty.  according to my transaction archive, i've received 8 books in the last 30 days, which is definitely low.  (though there are probably a few more waiting at home that i'll see in a few days.) 

for sure there's more books i'd like to add to my WL, but don't have room for.

Date Posted: 5/3/2010 8:12 PM ET
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If I stare at my WL and the estimates long enough, do the books start coming?   Nope.  They just fall down the list to not have estimates any longer.  Time to sort by title.

ETA  In the week after posting this, I 've been offered 5 WL books, 4 which okayed my RC.   So I'm now quite content to wait.   (And not a single one of those was at the top of the estimates list.)

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Date Posted: 5/3/2010 10:24 PM ET
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I actually had a lucky WL week and have 8 books either in route or to be mailed in the next few days. About to post some too, just waiting for the paycheck :P

Date Posted: 5/4/2010 10:45 AM ET
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so I got bored and looked to see my record

in the past 30 days I have gotten 12 books, April of 09 I got 23 books, April of 08- 18 books, April 07 -18 books, April 06- 20 books

so I guess my month this year was a little slow

Date Posted: 5/5/2010 6:10 PM ET
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It has definitely been slow.  Even books where the estimate for arrival is 1 week on my WL seem to take several weeks to actually get posted to me.  I now have a lot of my WL on hold because I'm hoping to get through SOME of the books I already have, but I don't feel like I'm getting much on my WL.  Sigh.

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Subject: Slow WL ?
Date Posted: 5/6/2010 6:26 PM ET
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Threads like this might have something to do with it, people getting WL books without being on the list...May 2010 Wish list Books Available

Date Posted: 5/6/2010 7:31 PM ET
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That's why I don't post to those threads...seem to defeat the purpose of a FIFO system.  I can see using the thread if you had a ton of books to get rid of or if you post to a buddy here on PBS....otherwise not a fan. 

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Date Posted: 5/6/2010 8:16 PM ET
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I post there every now and then, because I do get books from there every now and then....but not always....and then I feel bad lol

but yea, I didn't even think it but thats probably why they are so slow now