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Subject: Newbie question -- sorry if it's lame!
Date Posted: 4/7/2009 11:23 PM ET
Member Since: 3/17/2009
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I'm trying to find a place where you can look at books on other people's wish lists so you can send them a heads up that you have them because I really want some books but I have zero credits at the momento. Help? Gracias.

Date Posted: 4/7/2009 11:34 PM ET
Member Since: 10/1/2007
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You can go to the Club Wish List under 'Search' at the top of this page or click on 'Wish List' under someone's name.

Date Posted: 4/8/2009 12:08 AM ET
Member Since: 6/15/2006
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You should post all of your books to your bookshelf, if there is a person wishing for any of your books, they will be offered to them and you will get the requests. If you do not want to post them and get requests, then post them to your TBR-To Be Read pile and it will show you if any of your books have a wish list on them. If you don;t post your books then you can't get requests and requests are what give you your credits. Good luck and welcome to PBS.

Date Posted: 4/8/2009 12:29 AM ET
Member Since: 2/26/2009
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I just looked at my tbr list and didnt see it show if any one is wishing....

Date Posted: 4/8/2009 12:42 AM ET
Member Since: 9/27/2008
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Put them on your reminder list and that will tell you how many copies are already in the system.

Date Posted: 4/8/2009 1:27 AM ET
Member Since: 12/9/2007
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To check people's WL's you have to know who they are (nickname).  To do random searches of WL's you can go to the book's genre which has a forum and just randomly click on people's links there.  By going to the say fardening forum you can probably bet they're interested in gardening books.   In the Romance genre they are interested in Romances, and in the chick lit forum they are interested in chick lit - not Harliquin books.  That would be the easiest way to find people who might have whatever genres your booksare on their WL. 

Ruth

Date Posted: 4/8/2009 7:14 AM ET
Member Since: 5/27/2006
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I just looked at my tbr list and didnt see it show if any one is wishing....

Do any of the books on your TBR have a red or green W next to them?

Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 4/8/2009 9:27 AM ET
Member Since: 9/2/2008
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What Lori said. 

If any of the books on your TBR pile have a red W it's a WL book.  Then on my computer I have what looks like a grey Wa and that means it's a wish list book on auto request.

The other thing you can do is a Club Wish List search.  Go to search, click on Club Wish List then put in the title and the type of book, paperback, hardcover, etc.  The book will pop up on the right side of the screen if anyone is wishing for it.  If they are it tells you how many are wishing for that book.  Not who they are, just how many.  I have one I posted that has a different ISBN and no one is asking for it but 22 people are asking for a slightly different version. :(

 

Date Posted: 4/8/2009 10:25 AM ET
Member Since: 10/19/2006
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Hi Hannah:

I just buddied you a credit. I know how anxious I was to start ordering books when I was a newbie. Welcome to the club.