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Subject: The only wisher?
Date Posted: 8/29/2008 4:34 PM ET
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What's on your wish list that you are the only one wishing for? I have about 75 books on my wish list (at the begining of this week I had about 2, but then I got to looking at the games forums, and I know I'm gonna want to play some games, and some of them require the gamers to use your wish list - so i filled it up with all the stuff I really do want! (well, and one of the things I really do want is to find great new series to read, so there are a bunch of 'first book in the series' on the list, so i can find me some great new ones!) I'm gonna tell my family to feel to use it as a gift list, too! But, I noticed, since I am a strange duck (I already KNEW that!), I have SEVERAL books that I am the only wisher for! (and several more that I am number 1 million of 1 billion). I thought it would be fun to share what other people are the only wisher for. But, I should warn you, - there was a thread this week in the forums here about one of my very FAVORITE genres' - and my wish list doubled! Post your lists here at your own peril - after you post them, you may be number one of a few more than one! hehe. Here's my 'Onliest Wisher' list: Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death :: M.C. Beaton Dreaming the Eagle (Boudica Trilogy) :: Manda Scott In Love Trouble: Stories of Black Women :: Alice Walker Jews, God, and History :: Max I. Dimont The Secrets of Jin-shei :: Alma Alexander They Have A Word For It :: Howard Rheingold The Verb To Bird :: Peter Cashwell The sun, the moon, and the stars (Fairy tales) :: Steven Brust Snow White, Blood Red :: Ellen Datlow, Terri Windling Truly Grim Tales :: Priscilla Galloway Politically Correct Betime Stories: Modern Tales for Our Life and Times / Politcally Correct Bedtime Stories: Once Upon a More Enlightened Time :: James Finn Garner Firebird :: Mercedes Lackey Rose Daughter :: Robin McKinley The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection : The 350 Essential Works :: Ted Libbey
Date Posted: 8/29/2008 4:47 PM ET
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Wow, I wish I knew how to make clean posts on this sites boards. That's just ugly up there - and it wasn't when i typed it in. I carefully made lists, doubles spaced paragraghs, and everything....
Matt C. (mattc) - ,
Date Posted: 8/29/2008 6:50 PM ET
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I am the only wisher for a bunch of DAW and Laser science fiction books I am collecting.  I am sure I could add more, but I don't have enough credits to go crazy.

Date Posted: 8/29/2008 8:24 PM ET
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Latricia, I'll bet you are working on a Mac and using a Safari browser. For some reason, the Mac/Safari combination does not speak to the PBS site. I've been told that the Firefox browser lets you format posts here. I'm just too lazy to download another browser when Safari works fine everywhere else. I wish PBS would tweak THEIR end so that we Mac users had an easier time with the interface. Good luck!
Date Posted: 8/29/2008 9:58 PM ET
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ah... that makes sense. I am not working on a Mac, but I *do* use Opera, which does not always co operate well with some sites. Probably the issues.
Date Posted: 8/29/2008 10:05 PM ET
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  Backward-Facing Man: A Novel :: Don Silver

Moody Food : A Novel :: Ray Robertson

Whiskey Before Breakfast :: Benjy Griffith,

A World Away : A Novel :: Stewart O'Nan

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Date Posted: 8/30/2008 1:33 AM ET
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Right now I only have 1 books that I am the only wisher.  It is "The Divine Comedy" by Dante.  Actually - it is for my daughter.  Give me a good thriller or vamps and shapeshifters any day!!

Date Posted: 9/1/2008 12:31 PM ET
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Cindy, Are you a Laurrell K. Hamilton fan? If not, if you have not tried her books, can I recomend them? The first in the Vamp/shapeshifter series is Guilty Pleasures. It is not on my shelf, becasue it is one of those books I could buy by the case and never have one of - i just keep giving them away.
Date Posted: 10/1/2008 2:15 AM ET
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Wise Guys: Stories of Mobsters from Jersey to Vegas


Less than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis

Date Posted: 10/1/2008 8:43 AM ET
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Here's an eclectic assortment!

Cold Spring Harbor :: Richard Yates;    The Making of the First American Book of Common Prayer  :: Marion J. Hatchett,     Sanctifying Life, Time and Space  :: Marion J. Hatchett, and   Tampa Treasures (cook book) :: Junior League of Tampa




Date Posted: 10/1/2008 10:39 AM ET
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How do you know what you are the only wisher for? How do you know where you are in line?

Date Posted: 10/1/2008 11:46 AM ET
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There is a symbol, a gray circle with an ! right before book type on your wish list. Put your mouse on it and it shows you the number you are out of how many.

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Ivy M. (Luvbug) - ,
Date Posted: 10/2/2008 10:23 AM ET
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Most of the books I have I am like 100 out of 250 or 20 out of 64...with a TBR pile of over 350 books I am in no hurry to get them though..

Of all the books I have on my wish list I only have one that  I am the only wisher...

Fifty Candles -- Earl Derr Biggers


Date Posted: 10/2/2008 1:38 PM ET
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I am also one of dozens or even hundreds on many, but I am the only one wishing for the following 4:

The Book of Loss :: Julith Jedamus

Cleopatra's Heir :: Gillian Bradshaw

Feathered Serpent :: Xu Xiaobin

The Moon Pearl (Bluestreak) :: Ruthanne Lum McCunn


Date Posted: 10/2/2008 2:27 PM ET
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Very few anymore...I used to be 1/1 for a couple dozen. Some I've actually gotten, others I removed and just read from the library after waiting for years. Here's what's left--some of these I know there are other versions in the system but I am looking for only the HC version.

Born in the Big Rains: A Memoir of Somalia and Survival (Women Writing Africa) :: Fadumo Korn, Sabine Eichhorst

Choices Born of Prophesy :: Saulander Evans

House of Shadows (Medieval Murderers Group 3) :: The Medieval Murderers

The Lady Chapel: An Owen Archer Mystery :: Candace M. Robb

The Man Who Went Up in Smoke (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard) :: Maj Sjowall, Per Wahloo

Murder Under the Loon: An Otter Tail County Mystery (Otter Tail County Mysteries) :: Gerald Anderson

The Nun's Tale: An Owen Archer Mystery :: Candace M. Robb

That Sleep of Death

The Wine of Angels :: Phil Rickman


Date Posted: 10/2/2008 3:29 PM ET
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I am the only wisher for:


The Art of Portrait Photography: Creative Lighting Techniques and Strategies: Michael Grecco


Daughter of Satan: Jean Plaidy


Daughter of the Storm :: Jeanne Williams

Deadly Daffodils, Toxic Caterpillars: The Family Guide to Preventing and Treating Accidental Poisoning Inside and Outside the Home :: M.D., Christopher P. Holstege, Carol Ann Turkington

Digital Photography : From Camera to Printer, Print to Computer, Videotape to DVD, and More! :: David D. Busch


Echo of a Stuart :: Elizabeth Elgin


Footsteps of a Stuart :: Elizabeth Elgin


Historical needlework: A study of influences in Scotland and Northern England :: Margaret H Swain


Indiscretions of the Queen (Georgian Saga) :: Jean Plaidy


Jeopardy! Quiz Book 2 :: Sony


Just a Guy: Notes from a Blue Collar Life :: Bill Engvall, Alan Eisenstock


Just Over the Mountain :: Robyn Carr


The Lion Triumphant :: Philippa Carr


Look a lion in the eye;: On safari through Africa, :: Kathryn Hulme


Lucrezia Borgia :: Jean Plaidy


The Manchester Affair :: Elizabeth Elgin


Memoirs of a Nun  :: Denis Diderot


The Mistress of Luke's Folly :: Elizabeth Elgin


Poison: How to Handle the Hazardous Substances in Your Home :: Jim Morelli


Professional Nature Photography :: Nigel Hicks


Queen and I: The Brian May Story :: Laura Jackson


The Queen and Lord "M"  :: Jean Plaidy


The Queen's Husband :: Jean Plaidy


Rose Hedge :: Elizabeth Elgin


Scapegoat for a Stuart :: Elizabeth Elgin


Scottish embroidery: Medieval to modern :: Margaret H Swain


The Search for the Stone of Destiny :: Pat Gerber


SKELETON-IN-WAITING :: Peter Dickinson


Stonehenge: Making Space :: Barbara Bender


A Touch of Treason :: Ian Hamilton QC


Whistle in the Dark :: Elizabeth Elgin


Date Posted: 10/2/2008 9:44 PM ET
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Deadly Pursuit by Robert V Cox - I have been looking for this book for years.

Franklin Covy Style Guide

Weight Watchers Simply Delicious Cook Book

Date Posted: 10/2/2008 10:28 PM ET
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There are only three books on my list of 78 for which I am the only wisher.   They are:

Girl, 13: A Global Snapshot of Generation E by Starla Griffin

My Name Is Rachel Corrie by Rachel Corrie

Strawberry Fields by Katie Flynn

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Date Posted: 10/3/2008 10:28 AM ET
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More than I thought:

The Binding Oath - Sybil Downing

Blood of Victory - Alan Furst

Clementine Churchill: Biography of a Marriage - Mary Somes

Common Murder - Val McDermid

The Devil  Lives in Glasgow - Gilles Bornais

The Fiend in Human - John MacLachlan Gray

Nefertiti - Nick Drake

Scandal Takes a Holiday - Lindsey Davis

Sherlock Holmes and the Frightened Golfer - J. M. Gregson

Underworld - Reginald Hill

Your Day in the Barrel - Alan Furst

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Date Posted: 10/3/2008 6:05 PM ET
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I added more WL books today so I'm going through to see if there are any more... (may repeat)

Ok, out of 195 these are the ones I'm #1 in line for.

Wok Every Day :: Barbara Grunes, Virgina Van Vynckt

Wishing for a Baby: A Preconception Journal :: Corinne Greenberg

Some Dreams Come True: A Journey Through Infertility :: Robin Lee

Sleeping With the Fishes (Fred the Mermaid, Bk 1) :: MaryJanice Davidson

The Photo Scribe - A Writing Guide: How to Write the Stories Behind Your Photographs :: Denis Ledoux

Past Lives, Present Dreams :: Denise Linn

One Stroke, Two Survivors: The Incredible Journey of Herb And Berenice Kleiman :: Herb Kleiman Berenice Kleiman

The Meaning of Jesus : Two Visions :: Marcus J. Borg, N Wright

Maxwell Leadership Bible, Revised and Updated

The Long-Awaited Stork: A Guide to Parenting After Infertility :: Ellen Sarasohn Glazer

A Is for Abductive :: Dr. Leonard Sweet, Brian D. McLaren, Jerry Haselmayer

The Great Gatsby :: F. Scott Fitzgerald

God at 2000 :: Marcus Borg, Ross Mackenzie (editor)

Gift Of A Child: A Guide to Donor Insemination :: Robert Snowden, Elizabeth Snowden

Freelance Writing for Magazines and Newspapers: Breaking in Without Selling Out (Harperresource Book) :: Marcia Yudkin

Freelance Writing for Greeting Card Companies: 2nd Edition :: Patrisha Stauss M.A.

Fire Within: A True Story Of Triumph Over Tragedy :: Valerie Greene

Death du Jour (Temperance Brennan, Bk 2) :: Kathy Reichs

Deadly Decisions (Temperance Brennan, Bk 3) :: Kathy Reichs

Charm! (Thorndike Press Large Print Core Series) :: Kendall Hart

Brett Manning's Singing Success :: Brett Manning

Asperger Syndrome An Owner's Manual 2 For Older Adolescents and Adults: You, Your Parents and Friends, and Your Employer Need to Know :: Ellen S Heller Korin, M. Ed




Date Posted: 10/4/2008 12:30 AM ET
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Cries in the Desert (St. Martin's True Crime Library) :: John Glatt

Endless Love :: Scott Spencer

Five for Sorrow, Ten for Joy :: Rumer Godden

Oceans Apart :: Karen Kingsbury

This was an interesting exercise for me.  I did not know how to check where I am in the wishing order.  I see that, at least when it comes to cookbooks, I may need to just buy them!  Also, it was interesting to note that any erotica I have listed has the highest number of wishers.  On the other hand out of 78 wish list books, I am 1 or 2 for 44 or them.  I need to get more points.