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Date Posted: 7/18/2010 9:22 PM ET
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How much does the number of wishers for a book influence how quickly you read it?

Date Posted: 7/18/2010 10:09 PM ET
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It doesn't unless I need a book with a specific number of wishers to use in a game.  Sometimes games have rules that a book has to have 25+ wishers then yes the number does effect how quickly the book gets read.  Otherwise, no I just go with what I want to read.

Date Posted: 7/18/2010 10:19 PM ET
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Depends.  For just posting purposes- doesn't affect how soon I read it at all.  But if I'm in a game, or if I need a book for the HSRVB, I will read a book sooner than I might otherwise, since WL books move faster in those.

Date Posted: 7/18/2010 10:24 PM ET
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I used to let it influence me but then I wasn't enjoying what I was reading.  So now I just read what I want, when I want.  If its no longer WLd when I'm finished with it, oh well.  Even if I'd read it next, there's no guarantee it would still be WLd. 

Date Posted: 7/18/2010 11:19 PM ET
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WL'ing has no influence over what I read. I only look at the WL# if I need points and going to go out to a UBS and try and fill some wishes so I can gain some points. If I feel the WL is to high on a book I want then generally I will just go buy it, unless it is not a top author for me, then I am patient to just wait for it.

Date Posted: 7/19/2010 12:09 AM ET
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It doesn't affect me at all.  I read the book when I'm ready to. 

Why complicate life by giving myself one more thing to keep track of?

Date Posted: 7/19/2010 7:48 AM ET
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If I'm running low on credits, I do tend to read WL books... I don't necessarily worry about the number of wishers, though, since I tend to read a book in a day or two & that wouldn't change the number of wishers that much.  I did recently have two WL books that were no longer wish-listed by the time I finished & got ready to post them and I was disappointed.  lol

Date Posted: 7/19/2010 8:42 AM ET
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I don't pay any attention to the # of wishers.  I read what I want to read when I want to read it.  Sometimes it's still on WL and sometimes not.

Date Posted: 7/19/2010 8:59 AM ET
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Not much at all. Sometimes if I see a book with a low # of wishers that I know won't be WL for long then I'll read it to post it while it's WL. But only if I'm in the mood to read it at that moment.  I used to be a slave to reading for the WL.  Until I ended up with almost 100 credits and becasue of my huge TBR and military moves-I didn't wnat to use all those credits.  I also kind of lost some of the fun of reading.  So now I just read what I feel like reading.  Last night I read a book with over 200 copies in the system because that's what I felt like reading. 

I generally have aroudn 150 WL books in my TBR at any given time. I usually read and post several WL books a month but it's not what drives my reading choices.

ETA: I will let the WL pick a book for me if I just cant' 'decide what to read.  Then I'll sort my TBR by WL and see what grabs my attention or look for a book with only 1 wisher.  But it's rare that I can't decide what to read.

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Date Posted: 7/19/2010 12:04 PM ET
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Not much anymore. In the past, I tried to prioritize WL books but I realized that I have a bunch of good books in my TBR that are not WL so now I go mostly by mood.

Although I have to say that unpostables stay in my TBR longer than usual...I never feel like picking those up becuase I know that it will be more difficult to pass them along. :)

Date Posted: 7/19/2010 7:02 PM ET
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Thanks for the replies.  I was starting to feel like I was a "slave to my wishlist" and it was bothering me.  I want to keep my credits up but not at the expense of my reading PLEASURE!

Date Posted: 7/24/2010 5:50 PM ET
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Honestly the only books I read quickly and post are the monthly Nocturne releases--short WL's on those so I want to get a credit for them while I can.  I don't often buy them but sometimes a favorite author issues one and I can't resist:lol:   So $3.44 for the book and about 1 1/2 hours later I post it:lol:

Date Posted: 7/24/2010 6:06 PM ET
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Apparently not very much - can't tell you how many I've had on my TBR pile and by the time I got to them there were copies in the system. As I inventory my books at LT I'm tagging those on WL but I've yet to search on them so I can read them first. I live on the edge, though. I'm listing a number of books that have less than 5 books listed and dang if I didn't have to mail out 3 of them in the last two weeks. Two I was able to read, one could not but that's okay. I kind of like it when I 'have' to read a book, it forces me to do so, or make the decision that it doesn't matter.


Date Posted: 7/24/2010 6:52 PM ET
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Date Posted: 7/24/2010 8:01 PM ET
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I have finally gotten around to reading a few of the wish list books only to find that they are no longer wish listed.  But, it didn't matter because someone ordered them right away from the posted today listings.  Popular books tend to get ordered even if there is no WL for them, IMO.  

The important thing is to read what pleases/stimulates/humors you!  Sometimes I just want romance, sometimes I want end of the earth, sometimes I want memoir.  That is what I read and I always seem to have books going out.

Date Posted: 7/24/2010 8:07 PM ET
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If you use the PBS TBR pile you can keep track of your WL easier.  It puts a W next to WL books and  you can even sort it to show all the WL books at the top.  Although the option to sort them in order of # of wishers never works for me. But it will group them all together. I normally have my TBR sorted by title. But if I can't decide what to read, I'll resort by WL and grab the 1st book with only a 1 or 2 wishers that I find.

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Date Posted: 7/24/2010 9:41 PM ET
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Not at all, plus lately I mostly read books I have to review.