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Subject: Bad luck with a book
Date Posted: 6/21/2009 11:52 AM ET
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I think I am cursed.  I have been trying for months to get a particular title in a particular format.  I ordered it and it cycled through THREE TIMES and then I was bumped onto my RL.  Fine.  I requested the book from the library because I figured I could at least read it.  When I finally got word that the book was available, I went to pick it up and nearly barfed.  The book was a filthy MMPB that look liked it had been dropped in the tub after falling in a vat of marinara sauce.  I was shocked that the library would keep a book in that condition in circulation.  **shudder**

I was cruising a few bookshelves a week or so ago on a forum here that I frequent and found the book!  It was a slightly different format but no matter.  I ordered it.

And waited.

And waited.

Finally the book was accepted but no label was printed.

The book is going to time out this afternoon. **sigh**

I guess I'm just not meant to have this book. (It's an early book in a fairly well-known mystery series and I can pick it up at B&N anytime.  I just don't want to spend $14 when I can spend a credit here.  Or not, apparently! LOL!)

Date Posted: 6/21/2009 11:53 AM ET
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As f

Date Posted: 6/21/2009 11:53 AM ET
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As for the beat up library copy-with budget cuts they probably can't afford to replace it.

I've had books like that.  Where you just seem destined to never get a copy.  I found a book that looked really good to me on someone's shelf when they offered me a BOB.  I chose that book but so did someone else who responded right before me.

There's 1 more copy posted so I order it-it times out. 

I put the book on my WL. 

It's posted quickly (not the person it timed out on), I accept and then it times out again.

A week or so later a 4th person posts the book and finally mails it out.

You know I still haven't read that book.



Last Edited on: 6/21/09 11:56 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 6/21/2009 12:17 PM ET
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My library would take the book out-of-circulation in that condition, though not necessarily replace it either.

Date Posted: 6/21/2009 12:54 PM ET
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what is the book?  I assume by the price it is a trade paperback?

Date Posted: 6/21/2009 1:09 PM ET
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The title is of no consequence. I'll get it eventually.  I'm hoping that the sender puts it in the mail tomorrow. Yes, the copy that I would buy is a trade paperback.  I think I've requested a MMPB, though.

I guess I wouldn't necessarily expect my library to replace the book but one that filthy really needs to be removed from circulation.  It surprised me that it hadn't been.  Bleh.

Date Posted: 6/21/2009 1:14 PM ET
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I was curious about the title because maybe someone has it but hasn't posted - but might be willing to give it up for someone who really wants it - that is all.