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Subject: How do I search for the "most wished for" books in a genre?
Date Posted: 2/19/2009 11:12 PM ET
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I'm trying to see what cook books are the most wished for, but I can't seem to manipulate the search function to get the results I'm looking for.

Is this type of search possible?


Date Posted: 2/20/2009 1:02 AM ET
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If you click on the Search button at the top of the page and scroll down to CLUB WISH LIST. You will be brought to a page where you can search by genre. There are 10,000 cooking and food books on the club wish list so  you will be making someone very happy!

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Date Posted: 2/20/2009 2:29 AM ET
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Thanks Margaret, but that method doesn't seem to give me the results I'm looking for.

While it will give me all of the cook books that are wish listed, it doesn't sort them (or at least, I can't figure out how to sort them) so that the results are like the Top 50s.

I want to know which book has the most wishes, then descending to the fewest wishes.

The Club Wish List function, or any search function that I've found, will only sort the results by relavnce, date posted, title, author, rating, or publication date.

I understand that the wish lists are constantly changing, but some books have hundreds of wishes, others only have a few. So, I want to know what are the most popularly wished for cook books.

(By the way, the reason I'm asking is because in a few weeks there is a HUGE book sale in my neck of the woods. I'm bringing a list of WL books with me, and since I need to own and use a cook book before I know if it's a keeper or a swapper, I thought I'd keep an eye out for highly WL cookbooks.)

Thanks all. My guess is that the function I want to perform is not a possibilty, at least not yet.

Date Posted: 2/20/2009 6:04 AM ET
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If you see anything by Rachael Ray, grab it. All of her books are heavily wishlisted, even the oldest. Actually, Tyler Florence, Bobby Flay, Giada DeLaurentis and most others who have Food Network shows have cookbooks out that are in demand. I've never been able to score a copy of any of their books no matter how long I've had them wishlisted.

Good luck hunting! (I'm jealous, there haven't been any book sales near me for a long time. I have to rely on the FOL sales.)

Date Posted: 2/20/2009 7:04 AM ET
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I don't think there is really any way to get the books listed in order of "most wished" to "least wished" in any given genre...only by genre as Margaret said. I will say that any newer cookbook, especially specialty cookbooks, that I've ever posted here have been wishlisted and accepted almost immediately, but I agree with Anne, anything by the popular Food Network chefs will also go very fast.

And LUCKY YOU with the book sale! I'm envious, even though I shouldn't be since I'm desperately trying to PARE DOWN my TBR, not add to it! LOL


Date Posted: 2/20/2009 8:39 AM ET
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Any cookbook for a currently popular diet program (ex. The Biggest Loser right now) also does very well here.

Date Posted: 2/20/2009 5:25 PM ET
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Thank you for the suggestions on what to look out for!