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Subject: Is there a way to see wish list books?
Date Posted: 6/3/2010 2:24 PM ET
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This sounds like an odd question I know! I wondered if there is a way to see a list of wish list books? I want to boost my credits and would like to find some wish list books at a few of my local UBS this weekend and see if they will be requested so I can send them out and get some credits built up. Or do I just need to pull up random books to see if they have been wish listed?

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Date Posted: 6/3/2010 2:28 PM ET
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At the top, try Community > Top 50. It has lists of the top 50 wish listed books, traded books, etc.

Date Posted: 6/3/2010 3:59 PM ET
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Under Search there is a search the club wish list category where you can go by author or genre or title to see what is wanted.  The genre one is pretty cool.  The top fifty is a good suggestion, too.

Date Posted: 6/3/2010 5:31 PM ET
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Well there's way too many to search every possible WL book and then remember them. I usually just see what's on the current TOP 50 and search in genres that I know. After awhile you kind of get a feel about what's heavily posted and what will move quickly. 

Also you could just buy credits from someone in the book bazaar.  That might actuallly be cheaper unless you have a source of super cheap books or you're planning on reading whatever you find first.

Subject: search for wish listed books
Date Posted: 6/4/2010 2:23 PM ET
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I'd never noticed that particular search feature.  Thanks for the info!  Looks like an interesting place to prowl.

Date Posted: 6/4/2010 2:34 PM ET
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If you have web browsing while out, you can go to the PBS mobile site and check ISBN's of the books you're browsing. The link is down below, under "Search for a Book" and the link is "Mobile/PDAs".

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Date Posted: 6/4/2010 3:25 PM ET
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Thanks to everyone who answered my questions! I know I can buy credits but I would also like to fulfill a wish list item for someone if I can. It adds to the fun of PBS for me and gives me a chance to dig and browse through books at the three UBS near my home.

Date Posted: 6/4/2010 3:34 PM ET
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Didn't even see the stuff at the bottom!  I learned something new.

Date Posted: 6/4/2010 3:41 PM ET
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Right here under my name there's the button that says Wish Listcheekywink

I think its great that you want to grant wishes to earn credits instead of just buying them! You've gotten all great ways to find the lists of Wish List books on the site so hopefully you are able to score some good books.

Date Posted: 6/7/2010 10:29 AM ET
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One thing I enjoy doing is subscribing to the Daily Wish List (there is also the Daily posted list) and all the books that are WL'd that day are there so you can see if by genre, and I like going through it much better than the Club Wish List.  I like the way it's set up more than the Club Wish List.  It's easier for me to read through.  It doesn't say how many are currently WL'd but you get an idea of what is when you see a book come up over and over.   Also you get to see when books first hit the WL when the news a book is being released so you can get on the WL earlier.  And you can click on it to see the listing page which gives you all the info you might want. 

There are usually 500 to 800 books every day on the science fiction/fantasy genre which is my favorite genre.  It doesn't take that long to run through the list after you get used to it and it's fun for me.  I also use it to help me help with getting the data edits that help out PBS.