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Subject: Suggestion: Check your bookshelf
Date Posted: 9/19/2011 1:41 AM ET
Member Since: 7/30/2008
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I had about 150 books on my shelf today. After taking several of them to the local used store to clear some space, I decided to reorganize. As I went through the list I found that i didn't actually have all of them on the shelf. I was missing about 5 books. AND I found that I hadn't actually posted about 13 books that I thought were listed. OOPS!

I had to say no to a request the other day for a book I simply couldn't find. No one likes to do that. And I really hate that some of these books could have been moved along by now.

So just a suggestion to check your shelf.

Good night!

Date Posted: 9/19/2011 7:07 AM ET
Member Since: 8/10/2005
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That is a good suggestion and a timely one for me as well--I have been paring down my TBR and listing quite a few books that I'm no longer interested in--after they sat here and took up space for years!--and also taking some to donate, discovering the condition was questionable after one of my kids borrowed them. I haven't had any requests I couldn't fill yet, but it's better to be proactive I think. Thanks for the reminder!


Date Posted: 9/19/2011 8:08 AM ET
Member Since: 3/2/2010
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I also found a couple books showing on my public shelf that I had removed (donated to a church sale after they'd sat on here for a couple years).  They didn't show up on the entire shelf, just when I licked on the Public tab.  It was some kind of glitch in the system and I had to tinker around with the PBS system a while to get the books removed. 

So it doesn't hurt to check the public bookshelf option, just to be safe.  I'd hate to have someone request a book I no longer had - and didn't know was still showing as available.

Date Posted: 9/19/2011 1:56 PM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
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Every blue moon, I set up the computer in the room where I keep my books and go through them, comparing what's on my PBS shelf with what's on the wooden shelf.  I have the same experience as Renee.  Turns out I've stuck a book on a different shelf, given it away, or forgotten to post it.

Date Posted: 9/19/2011 6:43 PM ET
Member Since: 5/17/2007
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Regarding not fiinding a book that you thought you had, I use the print option under 'My Bookshelf'.  When I send out a book, I cross it off my printed list.

The list is also handy when I'm browsing Book Bazaar and can check my list for books members are looking for. 

Date Posted: 9/19/2011 7:14 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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If you sort your bookshelf by author, some books will be hidden.  You need to sort by title or by date. 

Date Posted: 9/19/2011 8:55 PM ET
Member Since: 11/14/2010
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"If you sort your bookshelf by author, some books will be hidden.  You need to sort by title or by date. "

I find this particularly annoying, since I (and everyone I know) sort my books by author.