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Subject: Is This on Your bookshelf ? - HF edition
Date Posted: 3/2/2010 10:14 PM ET
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Let's put books on here that we are hoping to find and which may be on the bookshelves of other HF members! Let's keep it up to date - as you find them, please remove your requests.



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Date Posted: 3/3/2010 7:33 AM ET
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Wolf Hall, ifn anyone is feeling generous.

Date Posted: 3/3/2010 8:06 AM ET
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Oohh..Genie, someone just donated Wolf Hall to my library.  It looked very good; now it's nice to know you'd like to read it...I may have to check it out.

I'm looking for Ashes of Britannia and Zenobia, both by Haley Elizabeth Garwood.  They are from her Warrior Queens series. 

 

ETA: Oh, and The Burning Land, thanks to YOU people....:P



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Date Posted: 3/3/2010 9:31 AM ET
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The Moon in the Water by Pamela Belle. I requested this book once through FIFO but never received a response. Do any of you have it and are willing to part with it?



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Date Posted: 3/3/2010 10:40 AM ET
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So, what are the rules? Can we ask for WL books (like, cough, Wolf Hall,cough -- after Genie, of course)?

Date Posted: 3/3/2010 10:51 AM ET
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I don't see why not. Does anybody know if that would be a problem? Valli, do you  know? Certainly, it can't hurt to ask - the person with the book still has the choice of how they want to post it - right?

Date Posted: 3/3/2010 10:56 AM ET
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Jeanne - PMd you, girlfriend. I may be able to hook you up.

I actually do have Wolf Hall, but I haven't read it yet.  When I get around to it, you can be sure my HF peeps will have first dibs!

Date Posted: 3/3/2010 11:09 AM ET
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Woohoo - This works, it really works! Shelley has my book. I was all set to try and order it AGAIN from the person who never responded and " lo and behold", here comes this totally unexpected PM from my dear friend. I am really encouraged and I am all smiles!:P

Date Posted: 3/3/2010 12:08 PM ET
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I know that you aren't supposed to ask for wishlisted books in the Book Bazaar and I'd imagine the same rule holds true here. You can offer wishlisted books here, but not ask for them, I think. Then again, I don't know if the rule from the Book Bazaar applies to a genre forum. We could send in feedback and ask about it....

Personally, I think it should be allowed. As you all know, I have a huge TBR where books can sit for months before being read, but if I knew a member was dying for a particular book, I'd happily pull it out and read it. That book would end up being circulated into PBS sooner, so it would benefit everyone, not just the person asking for the book. Well, it would benefit everyone if the book was going to be re-posted, of course.

I think this thread is a great idea! I'm waiting on someone to accept a request for a popular YA book that is needed for school - "Homecoming" by Cynthia Voight. Does anyone have it posted? It's not a wishlisted title.

Date Posted: 3/3/2010 12:21 PM ET
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How about ifn we un-ask for books? ;) Like I'll just right now un-ask for Wolf Hall. Not interested. Nope. Not at all.

Date Posted: 3/3/2010 12:29 PM ET
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LOL Genie! You are too funny! Maybe the thread that we should put in here is one in which we let others know which wonderful books we've recived and then we can just PM each other!

BTW, I contacted TPTB to get clarification on this issue. Will let you all know when I hear!

Date Posted: 3/3/2010 2:40 PM ET
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I wasn't really asking for The Burning Land...which is wishlisted...I was trying to point out to you that y'all are a bunch of enablers!! 

 

ETA:  This sounds snarky.  I didn't mean it to be.  I just don't want to get put into the Bad Girl Group for asking for a WL book. 



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Date Posted: 3/8/2010 8:10 PM ET
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I thought that I would let you all know that I have never heard back from TPTB about whether or not we can request or "mention" books that we are wishing for. IMO that says we probably can, otherwise, I would have heard something from them.

Date Posted: 3/9/2010 7:41 AM ET
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Prob'ly tired of hearing from us. Guess we go ahead until they pull the plug.

Date Posted: 3/9/2010 8:46 AM ET
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Genie - LOL! I wonder if we HF-ers are now known as the "squeeky wheels" to the PBS powers that be. 

Date Posted: 3/9/2010 9:45 AM ET
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Thanks Letty for coming through with a book I hadn't even put on my WL yet.  I was collecting the Outlander series to read but I was missing the second in the series.  I really appreciate your thoughtfulness.  Can we talk about nonHF books?  Just read Melusine.  Virtu would be great to read too so I put it on  my WL.  Another series.  Oh, my, and Jerilyn tells me there are more and more Outlanders that I need to add to my TBR shelf.



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Date Posted: 3/9/2010 9:55 AM ET
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Dear Jeanne,

 

 

No, members should not do this.  It creates bad feeling and it is unfair, to have members jumping ahead of others who have been waiting patiently on the Wish List for books.

 

 

The PaperBackSwap Team

www.PaperBackSwap.com

 

Okay, so after i put the abve post in this thread, I woke up this am to discover this response waiting in my mail box.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Last Edited on: 3/9/10 10:02 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/9/2010 10:17 AM ET
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We can still do the available books for ( insert month) thread though can't we?  I have put wish listed books on there before oops! 

 

Your welcome Ruth glad to do it.  :)

Date Posted: 3/9/2010 10:28 AM ET
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Letty, I don't think we have to change anything else we have been doing. It hasn't been a problem, so, if it isn't broken, we won't fix it!

Date Posted: 3/9/2010 10:37 AM ET
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;)

Date Posted: 3/9/2010 10:56 AM ET
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Adding WL books to the "Available Books" thread is definitely okay. You can even offer a list of WL books and ask that people request two or more of them so that you can save on postage. TPTB ruled on the offering of WL books a while back so I know doing that is okay. :-)

Date Posted: 3/10/2010 11:46 AM ET
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WAIT!  Why is it okay in a genre forum to OFFER a wishlist book to your buddies but it's not okay to ASK for a wishlist book from your buddies?  It still involves someone jumping ahead in the line!

Date Posted: 3/10/2010 11:51 AM ET
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Boggles the mind, doesn't it, Diane?

Date Posted: 3/10/2010 1:34 PM ET
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Here is the only reason I can think of......when you post that you have a WL book available, the customary and fair result is that the first person who asks for it gets it.  If you go in the reverse, and we all start posting what WL books we want, it's likely that several of us would post that we want The Burning Land, or some other popular book.  So then who gets it?  The owner has to pick, which could lead to hurt feelings, etc.

One way around it is to put a tagged list of your most wished for books in your signature line.  Or a list of them in your profile. 

Date Posted: 3/10/2010 1:50 PM ET
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Christa, I like your idea of listing most wanted books in our sig line.  There have been times, when perusing a Buddy's WL, that I've had one of their books on TBR.  But by the time I get round to reading the book, I forget who wanted it and straight it goes to FIFO.  Maybe limit it to 3 or 5 books or whatever; otherwise, we would probably put our entire WL in the sig line!!  :)  Just a thought.

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