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Subject: Want to put my Wish List - not my bookshelf - on hold
Date Posted: 9/9/2007 2:28 PM ET
Member Since: 10/26/2005
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Due to a whole lot of real-life stuff, there's a very real possibility I could be moving in the next couple of months. I'd like to stop ordering books in a couple of weeks, just to be sure nothing will be sent to a house I don't live in - at least until I have a better idea of when or if the move will happen. I don't want my bookshelf to go on hold. My PBS books will be one of the last things packed, as I can keep mailing things out until very close to Move Day, and frankly, I don't want to move these books! Most likely, anything left until the week of the move will be slapped in a box and sent to Books for Soldiers, or another charity where they will be read. (I don't want to drop them at Goodwill, or another thrift store - too many books get trashed by them when they don't sell. I'd rather give them as "books" than as "merchendise".)

 

I guess when I want is a reverse-Vacation Hold. I want to keep my place on my wish list books, like I was on hold, but I want my bookshelf to remain visible and searchable until I remove all the books.

 

Date Posted: 9/9/2007 2:35 PM ET
Member Since: 2/16/2006
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That's an interesting question.  I don't think it's possible to do.

Date Posted: 9/9/2007 2:41 PM ET
Member Since: 5/29/2007
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Do you have a good friend or family member close that wouldn't mind receiving your WL books for you in the interim?  Then you could pick them up from him/her when you are settled again.  Or perhaps another PBS member in your area would receive them and hold them for you and then meet you somewhere after you've settled in. 

Date Posted: 9/9/2007 3:09 PM ET
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There are currently three cities in two states we *might* move to. My wife's company is being sold, and while it's possible she'll stay with the new company, it's unlikely. Most likely, we will be moving to the city my parents live in, in which case I'll just have my books sent there. But if she accepts a position in one of the other cites we are looking at, that won't be very helpful.

I'm just sure that while we're in the middle of all this, one of my wishlist books will be posted from a member in Hawaii. And while a book from hawaii or alaska has never gone truely lost on their way to me, they have gone "lost" and taken an extra week or two.

Either that, or everything will go smoothly, and my mother call me to tell me that this: http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9781550130942-Bare+Facts+My+Life+As+a+Stripper arrived. ;)

Date Posted: 9/9/2007 3:13 PM ET
Member Since: 5/29/2007
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Bummer.  Perhaps there will be time, between deciding where to move, and no longer accepting books to post a plea on the forums for someone in your new area to hold your arriving books.  Don't know what cities you're considering, but if it's Jacksonville Florida, I'll hold them for you.  Good luck.

edited to add:

OMG, just went to your link.  Hilarious.  Can you imagine me explaining to my husband why I'm holding that book for someone?!?!  Too funny!!!



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