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Subject: Reminder list - just curious
Date Posted: 3/22/2010 3:03 PM ET
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How many books do you have on your reminder list?

My Wish List seems to hover right around 200, so I end up adding books to my reminder list that my WL doesn't have room for. Then there are the other books by authors I've read & liked but haven't gotten around to reading.  Then there are the books I've borrowed from the library & liked so much that I wish I had a copy. 

It's ridiculous.  My TBR bookshelf is overflowing, my WL is at the limit, and yet I keep adding to the 500+ books on my reminder list.  Am I insane, or is this normal?  :P

Date Posted: 3/22/2010 3:27 PM ET
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It's insane, 'chelle. *wink*

I've only got about 200 on my RL, in addition to the maxed out WL. But I also have a spreadsheet "huntlist" that I keep up and print whenever I'm heading out to the FOTL sales, UBS's, Borders sales, etc.

Colleen

Date Posted: 3/22/2010 3:42 PM ET
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I have 350 books on my reminder list.  Last week I had more but I went thru and deleted a bunch.  I felt overwhelmed with over 400 books listed.  I have 125 on my wish list and 99 on my TBR list.

Date Posted: 3/22/2010 3:47 PM ET
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If your insane Michelle, then I'm standing next to you.  I have 540 on my reminder list and about 180 on my WL and 150 on my TBR list.  It actually makes me feel kinda secure to know that I have an ultimate plan and all of these books are included in that plan. 

Date Posted: 3/22/2010 4:37 PM ET
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You have a plan, Jane? Me, too. My plan is to read as many books as I can before I escape from the planet. LOL

Colleen

Date Posted: 3/22/2010 5:11 PM ET
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I use Goodreads to keep up with mine.  Current count: 307!

Date Posted: 3/22/2010 5:32 PM ET
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I have 757 on my RL (yes, I need to go through and clean it out, but 1/2 are WL overflow!), 198 on my WL.  312 in my TBR pile...I probably ought to post some of them, because I don't think I will ever get around to reading them.

Can anyone say "I'm a bookaholic?"...I wil admit, I am ;o)

Date Posted: 3/22/2010 5:40 PM ET
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Mine isn't too bad, but then there's also my library list, which I never seem to get any shorter no matter how many books I check out... I don't really care so much about the reminders though, it's not like they're taking up actual space like the TBR does.

Date Posted: 3/22/2010 5:42 PM ET
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I went through and deleted tons from my RL..it was so big I knew I'd never get around to ordering and some I'd lost interest in or found I already had them. also pruned my WL as well and thinking about paring it down farther since I've been getting stuff from the library as well as going through my tbr and I'm doing good to finish one book per day and that's when I'm really reading a lot..I loved Elizabeth Hoyt's 4 horsemen series and even those I couldnt' finish it a day due to working and being so tired. and dangit now I've found  other historical authors I've been wanting to read..sigh..I may never make a dent in my tbr and may have to get serious with the tbr reduction thread! I almost pruned the romantic suspense then the other day I got a hankering to read RS..sigh..but anyways I had over 500 books on my RL..maybe almost twice that! now I think it's under 200 but not sure..

Date Posted: 3/22/2010 6:02 PM ET
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Date Posted: 3/22/2010 6:36 PM ET
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I ain't got jack on y'all    :)

I got 26 wishlisted and 15 reminder list.

42 TBR pile

Better get my fanny in gear

Date Posted: 3/22/2010 7:14 PM ET
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I only have 133 books on my WL.  2 are currently on hold since I have one coming to me in a different binding and the other I'm sitting at #1 on and am expecting it in from a game.

My RL has 46 books on it.  Only 15 of them are books that I don't currently have and may someday want to order.  The rest are books that I have and am planning to use for games or the Erotica Virtual Box.  I keep them there with a note on them which swap they are being used for or if they are in the EVB already.  Makes it easy to post links when I need to, I just copy/paste the title and I have a nice PBS link.

Date Posted: 3/23/2010 2:10 PM ET
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I should have a full WL.  My RL is around 500 and I have another 500 or so tagged but not on my list.  A lot of hte books on my  actual RL list are books I own that I wanted to see how many copies their were, books I forgot to delete and books I want to move to my WL at some point. 

I started tagging them in anticipation of the new WL coming out and the RL going away.  But they've been talking about that for 3 yrs now. 

Date Posted: 3/23/2010 3:47 PM ET
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Sherri - Now I understand why goodreads works for you. I've got 3,000+ books and goodreads was too much work for me. *wink*

Colleen

Date Posted: 3/23/2010 4:02 PM ET
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ha ha!  That's JUST on my to buy list.  I've already read over 1000 and I have a big list of "maybe's" too

Date Posted: 3/23/2010 4:31 PM ET
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For me the books on my RL dont' count. ;)

I have less than 200 there...but my WL is maxed out and my TBR has around 80 books. :)

There are a lot of good books on my RL that I intend to get to this year so I'll be asking for deals once the reading challenge ends. ;)

Date Posted: 3/23/2010 11:19 PM ET
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I don't even want to think of the number of books I  have, and then add in the current wants.  Thankfully, I live alone so no one to nag me every day to get rid of them too much, plus I get more ebooks now   which no one can see. You're just another crazy and dedicated book junkie like the rest of us, lol.  My family comments sometimes when they are over, yet they also browse what I have to see what  looks good for them to take home and read.

Date Posted: 3/24/2010 7:05 AM ET
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As for the TBR that is around 100.  But I'm really making an effort now to reduce that.  I've been getting my series fillers and WL books as much as I can from the library first.

I recently signed up for Booksfree when I had a series book I needed quickly that my library didn't have.  I almost spent a credit on one of the hundreds of copies on PBS but I really didn't wnat to do that and have to wait months and months for it to be reordered.  So when I saw that booksfree had several of the rarely posted books from my WL-I joined.  That should help reduce my TBR although I only intend to keep it for a short time.

Date Posted: 3/24/2010 8:54 AM ET
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Yikes, I think I really do have a problem.....

My RL is at 1,413. But that includes all the books on my PBS bookshelf, of which I keep track of how many copies are in the system. It also includes all of my WL overflow and books I'd someday like to order. But I have every (paperback) ISBN for each book, and some books have eight or 10 different ISBNs. (Do you see me making excuses for my habit? That's gotta be a warning sign, right? lol)

My WL is always maxed out at 200, though I have several on hold right now. And right now, my TBR is sitting at 662. I've tried so many times to weed books out, but I always end up taking out just one or two...I'm horrified by the thought that I could be weeding out "the best book ever."

Hello, my name is Gina, and I'm a bookaholic.......

Date Posted: 3/24/2010 8:58 AM ET
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I think mine has 10 or 12 books on it and I never look at it:P

Date Posted: 3/24/2010 10:16 AM ET
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I have a lot of duplicates on my RL as well.  I usually tag the books that are maybes for me-the ones I might get if I saw several on someone's shelf running a deal or if I go back to Boxing.  But will likely never order for a full credit.