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Subject: why the difference??
Date Posted: 10/24/2008 6:03 PM ET
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Does anyone know why there is a discrepency in the number of books listed as being posted from one place to another?  My account page shows that I have 287 books posted, but my bookshelf says I have 282 books posted, which is correct. Just curious if anyone else is noticing the same thing, and if so, why is it that way?

Date Posted: 10/24/2008 6:05 PM ET
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do you have any books that have been requesting and you haven't mailed yet?

 

I just checked and when I look at your bookshelf it shows 287 books...



Last Edited on: 10/24/08 6:07 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/24/2008 6:08 PM ET
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No, I have mailed all my requested books. That's odd!! Why would it show 287 when you look at my shelf and 282 when I look at it? This get stranger and stranger.....



Last Edited on: 10/24/08 6:10 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/24/2008 6:10 PM ET
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How are you viewing your bookshelf? If you’re viewing by author switch to viewing by title.

Date Posted: 10/24/2008 6:14 PM ET
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That's it!!  I usually keep mine on Author instead of title, easier for me to find requested books that way.  I hadn't thought about it being if there were more than one book by a certain author it would post that way. Thanks everybody for your help!!

Date Posted: 10/24/2008 6:52 PM ET
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I have always wondered this too.  My shelf was ALWAYS off on the count..  I was too embarrassed to ask.  Now I know the answer~!  Thanks guys

Date Posted: 10/24/2008 8:54 PM ET
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I think the difference comes not from multiple books by the same author, but from books without an author listed.

Date Posted: 10/24/2008 9:06 PM ET
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Kalualani is correct.  The discrepency comes from books that don't show an author.

Date Posted: 10/25/2008 1:13 AM ET
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Depending on where you look, you may also have books on hold.  I tend to look at my public shelf to see how many of a genre I have, and am sometimes surprised to see a lot fewer books there than from within my account--then I realize I have a bunch of books I've received still on my shelf on hold!

Date Posted: 10/26/2008 1:42 PM ET
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Thanks, again, for the info. Kalualani, thanks. I know I have some books, like Better Homes & Gardens house plant books and such that don't have an author listed. So that's the reason for the descrepency. From now on I'll know and if I have any other questions, I can be sure there are PBS members who will have the answers.