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Subject: Tracking books
Date Posted: 2/7/2008 2:53 PM ET
Member Since: 5/10/2007
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I was bored and thought I would see where books I've sent have gone since I mailed them.  2 of the books came back to my town.  That sort of surprised me but then it shouldn't since I live in the Dallas area.  And then another book has been swapped about 6 or so times since sending it.

anyone else ever look at that and be amazed and what you can see?

Date Posted: 2/7/2008 3:00 PM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
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Yes!  I had a book I really liked, and when I checked where it had come from, it had originated in my home town.

Date Posted: 2/7/2008 3:43 PM ET
Member Since: 1/19/2008
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since i haven't been on long, i've only received a few with passports.  but for one of them, i noticed that it had criss-crossed the country 4 times already NY->CA->FL->CA - and the first CA location was only about 30 miles south of where i live.  pretty cool!

Date Posted: 2/8/2008 1:58 AM ET
Member Since: 6/26/2007
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I love seeing where books have travelled.

My sister and I are both members in differents so I still send her my books through PBS as to not break the chain.

Date Posted: 2/8/2008 3:05 AM ET
Member Since: 2/23/2007
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I think that's a pretty cool feature.  One thing that surprised me, though, was how many of the books I've sent out don't seem to have gone any farther than the person I sent them to.  Of course, I guess that shouldn't surprise me since most of the books that I receive go into my TBR mountain and won't be getting re-sent for some time, maybe even years.

Date Posted: 2/8/2008 6:31 AM ET
Member Since: 11/5/2007
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I love checking out the Passports.   I get a thrill seeing a book I sent out, go to others, afterwards.

Date Posted: 2/8/2008 8:42 AM ET
Member Since: 8/17/2007
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How do you find this info out???  That would be really cool!

Date Posted: 2/8/2008 9:17 AM ET
Member Since: 5/10/2007
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Tonia, go to your transaction archive and click on the foot in the circle.  this will tell you where it came from or where it has gone.

Date Posted: 2/8/2008 9:18 AM ET
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Mary Anne, I have a lot of books that haven't gone anywhere either...but as you said, if they are anything like me it is in a TBR pile.  Mine is nearing 200...yikes!

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Date Posted: 2/8/2008 11:43 AM ET
Member Since: 6/19/2007
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Too cool.  I never even knew this feature existed.