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Subject: Best way to order books..
Date Posted: 2/13/2009 4:42 PM ET
Member Since: 2/2/2009
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I am fairly new and I have a question on ordering books. I am sure everyone has a certain way of doing things. I have ordered a few books by doing a search on the author. I didn't know which is the best way to order books. To do a search on books and it comes from a random person?  Or.  Get books from checking out active forum people's bookshelf?

Thanks.  And I hope my question makes since.

Date Posted: 2/13/2009 4:52 PM ET
Member Since: 5/10/2007
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both ways work...if there are certain books you want, you can just request them through FIFO or if you are active in a certain genre, sometimes there are threads asking if people have certain books on their bookshelf (I know the mystery/thriller genre has this).

or you can search people's shelves if you want to see what they have because you never know when something will pique your interest!

Date Posted: 2/13/2009 5:44 PM ET
Member Since: 7/7/2007
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You can also check the Book Bazaar and see if anyone is offering a deal, or ask for a deal of your own (i.e. "seeking a deal on books by XYZ Author")



Date Posted: 2/13/2009 6:03 PM ET
Member Since: 10/13/2008
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The only time I look at someones bookshelf is if I am already ordering something from them, or they have something in their signature that draws me to it. I rarely find books I want this way. However, I did recently get a great deal because of someones signature drew me to look at their shelf. I guess it depends on if you are looking for specific books or just browsing.

Date Posted: 2/13/2009 6:09 PM ET
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I've started checking out the "Order More from this Member" tab when I request a book.  I was ordering one of a series and found that she also had the next book in the series, so I nabbed it.

But my tastes in reading are fairly specific, so it would be too random to just search people's bookshelves.  I always use the search function to find specific books or authors and have also found the display of available books on the home page to be a source of books that I haven't thought of.