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Subject: It's my PBSiversary!
Date Posted: 8/10/2009 8:22 AM ET
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Today's my 4-year anniversary of being a member here at PBS! It's not really a topic for "Questions about PBS" and I don't "do" the CMT forum anymore, so I thought I'd share my happieness with the folks in my favorite genre forum. :)

It's been a wonderful 4 years!  1,348 books mailed, 1,332 books received and lots and lots of good reading done and anticipated!

When I joined up, there were only like 64,000 books available here! And I still found plenty to order--I went nuts like a kid in a candy store! I probably bought 50 credits in my first few months until my requests caught up to my books ordered. Nowadays, my wishlist does about 90% of the ordering for me, and I've learned "some" restraint. Instead of having 500 books I've read that I need to trade off, I have a 600-book TBR. Oy!

Anyway, it's been a great ride so far, most of the books I get are in great shape, and have had very few RWAPs or lost books and only encountered a couple of nasty, rude folks. I feel blessed by the Book Gods! And am especially blessed to have met a lot of great people here, too.

Vive la PBS! Long may it run!


Sandra (dru) -
Date Posted: 8/10/2009 8:46 AM ET
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Congratulations Cheryl!

Date Posted: 8/10/2009 9:55 AM ET
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Woohoo!!  Four years.  That's a lot!  Congratulations!

Date Posted: 8/10/2009 12:12 PM ET
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Happy 4 year Swapaversary!

Date Posted: 8/10/2009 5:28 PM ET
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We love you over here at Mystery/Thriller, Cheryl!  Congrats on the 4 year mark!  I wonder how high my tbr will be if I stay for that long?!

Date Posted: 8/10/2009 5:54 PM ET
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Thanks, folks! It's been a great run so far. Carol, you will be buried under books! LOL I am really needing a couple more bookshelves, the problem being I don't have anywhere to put them! I really need to do a "weed out weekend" where I select a couple dozen books that have been on my bookshelf for more than a couple years and read a couple chapters to see if I'm still interested...and if not, post 'em back to PBS. The problem is, I've gotten a lot better at knowing what I will like so rarely do I actualy weed any books out! LOL


Date Posted: 8/10/2009 6:08 PM ET
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Congratulations, Cheryl! I have been wondering this for a while. In what year did PBS start? What is the history behind it, meaning how did it get started?

Date Posted: 8/10/2009 6:41 PM ET
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I believe it was in 2004, but I'm not sure. Somewhere on the site I think there is a history of how it all got going, but not sure just where that is. Things were in full swing by the time I joined, although there have been many changes since then!


Date Posted: 8/10/2009 7:00 PM ET
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Congratulations, Cheryl!!

Date Posted: 8/10/2009 7:19 PM ET
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Congrats Cheryl, 4 years and your TBR is only 600 (give or take) ? I'm impressed. 1,348 books mailed, wow, does your post office have a brick or something named in your honour? *grin*

Date Posted: 8/10/2009 7:57 PM ET
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Congrats Cheryl -are you now considered an old timer on PBS?

Date Posted: 8/10/2009 10:54 PM ET
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jubead, I'm considered an old timer everywhere--well, except at the nursing home, maybe. LOL

Kathleen, I read fast so I do manage to make inroads into the TBR once in awhile, but I know I will never get ahead. I keep saying I'm stockpiling books for my retirement when I know I will be poorer than I am now, but at the rate I'm going I will need a mansion to house them all by then. LOL My mailman says I am his job security. :-p


Date Posted: 8/11/2009 12:18 AM ET
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Congratulations Cheryl! 

600 books!  Now, I only have about 40 books in my TBR pile and it looks like a heap on my bedroom floor.  I can't imagine what 600 looks like.  An aisle in a library comes to mind.


Date Posted: 8/11/2009 9:11 PM ET
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Congratulations Cheryl! 

Ive been a member of PBS for almost 2 years, and I love it!  I tell my friends and family about it, and they love it too!

My tbr stack has certainly grown in the past year and a half, plus I have discovered that I LOVE cozy mysteries!

Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 8/17/2009 2:30 PM ET
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Cheryl, congrats!  Next month will be my one year and Mt TBR is at a tad over 700 - down by 100 since I started.  I went craxy when I found Amazon.

Matt C. (mattc) - ,
Date Posted: 8/19/2009 7:53 PM ET
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Congrats!  I missed my own one-year mark a few days ago.  Oh, well.  It's been fun.  I think I have just under 600 books on my TBR pile.

Date Posted: 8/20/2009 9:19 PM ET
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Best wishes, Cheryl. Here's to many more years here. I'm coming up on my first anniversary and I never thought I could get into a swap type of site. I think the forums is what makes PBS so enjoyable - the bonding with fellow readers who share the same likes (and even dislikes) is great, getting the books is just an added bonus.