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Subject: We all know that feeling...
Date Posted: 3/12/2015 11:09 PM ET
Member Since: 10/31/2007
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...When you are trying to locate that one book that someone requested before time runs out and you just can't find it.

I have a central location for my PBS listed books, but there's always that one book that goes missing.

In a house full of books, that's a big problem.


Date Posted: 3/12/2015 11:33 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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After having my DH borrow books without telling me, my active PBS bookshelf is all in one box, out of reach. 

Date Posted: 3/12/2015 11:46 PM ET
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Can't blame my DH. He has his own stack of books which he hangs on to for dear life!

What usually happens is that newly posted books go into a pile to be put on my PBS shelf, but some get side tracked along the way.  I have too many damn books!

Date Posted: 3/13/2015 3:29 AM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
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Oh, I know!  I look at the "date posted" that shows in the transaction box before the wrapper is printed.  If that doesn't give me the hint I need, I sort my bookshelf by date.  The requested book won't be there now, but I look for other books I posted on the same date.  That often helps.

Date Posted: 3/13/2015 9:06 AM ET
Member Since: 4/28/2009
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That's a good idea Patty if multiple books get posted on same day.

With me it's usually just posting one book at a time as I finish reading one.

Date Posted: 3/14/2015 9:55 AM ET
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Great tip Patty.  I ended cancelling this one as I didn't have the chance to check my possible hiding spots.  I hate to do that - time for Spring cleaning!