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Subject: Does anyone have----?
Date Posted: 4/19/2011 7:56 PM ET
Member Since: 10/20/2009
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I just started reading the Texan by Joan Johnston.  I am at page 230, a really important twist to the story  BUT the next page is 263.  That's right- 30 pages missing in the middle of the book.  It's hard for me to believe that the sender did not know that the middle was missing when she mailed it out, unless she hadn't read the book.  So, what I was wondering is if anyone can tell me what happens on those pages?  And, I think I will contact the sender- not to get the credit (because it is way too late) but just to tell her to be more careful.

Date Posted: 4/19/2011 8:07 PM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
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Victoria, are the pages missing -- as in "fell out of the book", or does it look like a printing error?  If you missed it when you flipped through the book before marking it received, then it's quite possible she missed it when mailing -- many members post books they haven't read.  Or if it's a printer error, check the publisher's website.  You may be able to get a replacement copy.

Nevertheless, I would hate to be in the middle of reading a book and have a section missing!  Auugghh!

 

Edited to add: you could check the appropriate genre discussion forum to see if anyone knows the story.

 



Last Edited on: 4/19/11 8:08 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 4/19/2011 8:11 PM ET
Member Since: 12/31/2009
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I post books I buy from Goodwill all the time. I don't read any of them. If it's a printing error, I can see how it could be missed. I think this has been debated before, but I believe senders are only responsible in this situation if the manufacturing error is obvious without having to read the book. Like big ink splotches or upside-down pages.

I know a bookstore will replace it for you if it is not too worn. They'll just send it back for a credit.



Last Edited on: 4/19/11 8:13 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 4/19/2011 8:19 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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Try Amazon.com.  Sometimes you can search books there.  You may not be able to read them all through the site but maybe enough of them to know what's going on in the book.  Recently I downloaded CDs for an audiobook that I got from booksfree.com.  For some reason I only downloaded half of disc 5.  Luckily Amazon had the search feature on the book and I was able to read enough to start disc 6 and know what was happening. 

Date Posted: 4/19/2011 8:21 PM ET
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It's hard to tell if the pages were ever there- the cover is loose and the book opens to those missing pages.   My fault for not catching it when I received it- now am just hoping someone can tell me what I am missing!!!!

Date Posted: 4/19/2011 8:48 PM ET
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Mary- Thank you so much for the amazon suggestion.  I was able to read most  of the missing pages. 

Date Posted: 4/19/2011 10:29 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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Good I'm glad that worked. 

I used it another time when a book I received from Amazon had a chunk of pages bound backwords and upside down.  The replacement they sent at the same problem.  At that point I didn't want to try for 3rd-so I used the search part to read that section.  Then I returned the book and asked for a refund.

Date Posted: 4/25/2011 12:55 AM ET
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14 y.o. daughter just had that happen for  new book she bought at the school Scholastic book fair recently.  the 23 missing pages were replaced with duplicates of the next 23 pages!