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Subject: A speedy wishlisted book
Date Posted: 6/8/2008 7:33 PM ET
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What a bummer.  I should be excited, but a book I was waiting for was finally published and it's dropping in numbers by like 20 a day.  This morning I was 10 out of 179 and now I am number 5.  That just tells me that the book is not good, I would think.  No one is putting it on their keeper shelf.  At this rate, I will probably have it by tomorrow and I'm thinking I will be putting it right back in the system........and I was so looking forward to something new by a one time favorite author.

Date Posted: 6/8/2008 7:38 PM ET
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What book is it?

Date Posted: 6/8/2008 7:39 PM ET
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Rachel Gibson -- Not Another Bad Date

Date Posted: 6/8/2008 7:48 PM ET
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That doesn't mean it isn't good.  I rarely keep any books and usually if I do it's because it's unpostable and I liked enough just to keep it instead of offering it as a freebie.  I post 99.9% of the books I read-even the ones I really loved. I just don't have the storage space to keep all the books I've loved.  I rarely reread books because I have so many others that I haven't read. 

I think I've kept maybe 5 books in the last few years.  None of them are postable on PBS. I reread them sometimes in the tub or the spa at the gym.

Date Posted: 6/8/2008 7:51 PM ET
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Even the books you absolutely love?  I'm such a book hoarder.  I sometimes keep them just because the covers are pretty but more importantly because I will re-read if they are great.  After years go by, it's almost like reading it for the first time.  Although if space were an issue, I guess it would be a problem.

Date Posted: 6/8/2008 8:01 PM ET
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I don't think it is a bad book just because it is moving quickly. I don't keep any book at all. All my books are on my bookshelf.

I especially post a book quicker if it is a good book and I want to share with fellow PBS members.

Date Posted: 6/8/2008 8:44 PM ET
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I"m a book hoarder too Monica so it's  hard for us to believe no one's keeping a good one LOL! A lot of people read and post and maybe a lot of people had this one. I FINALLY came up for the 2nd Dresdne Files book today! I came *this* close to ordering it online and so glad I didn't...last time I caved and bo ught the 1st book and got home and it had posted to my friggin' wishlist..grr..but held out this time since I have so many books to read anyways.

 

Date Posted: 6/8/2008 8:54 PM ET
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Monica, I have and read that book.   I didn't like something that happened in the book (a  contrived plot line that I really rolled my eyes at)  but it's not a bad book.  I've read better by her, however.   Like a couple others have said, a lot of people don't keep books.  It's a strange concept to me, but I'm glad because I can hopefully benefit from it! 

Date Posted: 6/8/2008 9:07 PM ET
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i liked it. not real fond of "reunion" themes but i liked this one. I have liked everything I've read by Rachel Gibson so far. But I have not read all her books yet.

Reunion theme to me is where they knew each other years before and get back together.

Date Posted: 6/8/2008 9:47 PM ET
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It could be that people couldn't wait for the WL either, even if they were near the top, and went out and bought it.

I've seen a couple of books on my WL at the store but I've resisted since I have so many on my TBR pile I figure I can wait it out a while for the WL ones.

Date Posted: 6/8/2008 10:01 PM ET
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Reunion theme to me is where they knew each other years before and get back together.

Pamela -- I usually like reunion themes especially if the people have changed, so I hope maybe I'll like it if this is what it's about.

You're right Susanna -- I can't understand people who don't want keep books!!  So I guess we are benefitting from that!

That's a good point about wanting to share it with others.  I sometimes think about letting some of my keepers go but then I chicken out :)

Date Posted: 6/9/2008 12:36 AM ET
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I know just what you mean, Monica  - I have toughened up and stopped keeping so many, but it used to amaze me how people would post really good books! :-)

Date Posted: 6/9/2008 1:45 AM ET
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Maybe it's because we're military and move every few years.  Next month we're moving from WA state to MD.  When you have to pack and unpack all that stuff so often it becomes easier  just to get rid of stuff. So it's like: do I keep all these books I've already read or the 300 unread ones that I have.  Hubby wants me to get rid of them all.  So out go the already read books. 

Date Posted: 6/9/2008 9:11 AM ET
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I have so many good books I've kept over the years but now I'm starting to let more and more go; I just don't have the room to keep them anymore being in a smaller condo now, and with so many I haven't read yet and want to, how many of them will I really get to re-reading I'm thinking, having a healthy TBR pile, lol..  I'm trying to be more particular as to what I'm keeping now, so doesn't mean those I'm letting go not are not very good stories.

Date Posted: 6/9/2008 9:49 AM ET
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I used to keep all of my erotica and am still keeping a few paranormal series and the Visitation series by Foster. I finally had to say uncle some on my erotica and am slowling letting some (not all of course) of it go. There are so many authors and books and I will only live so long so I finally realized I can't keep them all.  I LOVE my books though so it is hard to let any of them go. They are all so pretty!! lol

Angie -
Date Posted: 6/9/2008 12:12 PM ET
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The book is okay. Not one of my favorites by her.

Date Posted: 6/9/2008 12:40 PM ET
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I would be so happy if the WLs I was on went quickly!  I still have some on there that are nearly a year old though, so be thankful you will get your book soon!  I don't think that means it's a bad book, just one that is highly in demand, so a lot of people bought and read it.  On keeping books- I hardly keep any myself.  I have one very small keeper shelf, with maybe 15-20 books on it (including the HP and Outlander series), but the rest I read and post.  I don't have a lot of storage space, so don't want to clutter up my shelves with books I probably won't read again.  I'd rather be reading new books that I haven't previously read, than read ones that I already have.

Date Posted: 6/10/2008 2:47 PM ET
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I only hoard books that I HAVEN'T read!  LOL   I have no keepers/keeper shelf because I have no need, want nor desire to re-read something I have already read. Even if/when I have  l o v e d  it.  Which is weird because I am a habitual re-watcher of tv shows (re-runs) and movies.   Go figure! 

 

 

Date Posted: 6/11/2008 1:55 PM ET
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Boo Redwings!

(Kelly I'm going to stalk you until Hockey season resumes)

Date Posted: 6/13/2008 3:25 PM ET
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I don't keep a lot of books myself. I just bought Julia Quinn's newest book and I plan on posting it as soon as my MIL finishes it, even though I thought it was great. I have ONE tall bookshelf for all of our fiction books, and I don't want any more. DH has a shelf, I have 2 shelves for my TBR pile, a shelf for books I borrow or from the library, and a shelf for my keepers. So I don't have a lot of room to keep books...I so rarely re-read anyway.

Date Posted: 6/14/2008 8:10 PM ET
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I notice that the easier to find in stores mass market authors get turned faster here through the WL system.   I have been heavy into the paranormals, Ellora's Cave and some other more erotica based stuff which is much slower to appear since the prices are higher initially and some of the publishers are smaller houses and sustain a smaller customer base.  

 

Date Posted: 6/15/2008 2:43 AM ET
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I don't even really WL the easy to find MMPs much anymore.  I might have a couple on WL.  Usually because the WL moves so fast that before long there's a bunch posted in the system.  I just check the UBS a couple wks after their released and can frequently find them, read them and post them while they're still WL. Or I add them to my RL and wait. 

I had one of the HIghlander series books by Monica McCarty on WL.  When it was posted to me there were 84m+ people on WL for the book.  It got to me within a week or so and by then the WL was down to about 30.  I had it read within a week and there was only a couple people left on WL. I was glad I didn't put off reading it although it probably would have been ordered anyway.

I had Trilby by Diana Palmer on my WL. Shortly after I got the book there were several copies posted to the system. 

I think a lot of people decide they're so far back on the list that they might as well buy it, read it and post to someone else's WL.  Because the book is easy to find and then the list moves by leaps and bounds.