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Subject: Wow, hitting on my WL this week
Date Posted: 1/22/2013 5:21 PM ET
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Have already had 4 WL books offered to me in the past few days.  Is anyone else getting a lot of wishes granted?  

Date Posted: 1/22/2013 7:03 PM ET
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I'm in a dry spell right now, but I had a run of granted wishes in December.

Date Posted: 1/22/2013 7:49 PM ET
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Only one WL book found for me this month but I'm having a run on requests, some for some titles that have been on my shelf for over a year.  That's fine with me!  :)


Date Posted: 1/22/2013 8:04 PM ET
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Jeanne , thats great!   I did have a offer today too. but before that not in awhile.  Maybe due to the holidays?  Hope everyone gets offers soon.

Date Posted: 1/22/2013 9:17 PM ET
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Yes, I've had a handful recently.  The timing is about right too.  In the past it the holidays have been slow while people are busy, then picks up mid-Januaryiish when people are less busy....and have been reading gift books and posting.  Although December seemed busier than the last several, a high number of books offered to me either timed-out or never arrived.

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Date Posted: 1/22/2013 10:58 PM ET
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No, I haven't gotten any more books than usual (I usually get none, so that's no surprise) - but I'm going to make other people's luck change. I think I'm going to post 13 wish list books this week, and they're mostly slow-moving wishlists, too.

Date Posted: 1/23/2013 12:20 AM ET
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I noticed a lot of books coming available to me too! Hopefully I'll get some requested from me soon!

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Date Posted: 1/23/2013 7:11 AM ET
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People could be getting books out before the postage increase.

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Date Posted: 1/23/2013 9:19 AM ET
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Yep Nancy, that's what I did. I mailed out 20 WL books on Sunday.

Date Posted: 1/23/2013 10:21 AM ET
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I've gotten perhaps 7 or 8 WL books this month so far including one that had been on my WL since 2007! I always love the rush of books being posted in January, makes January bearable!

Date Posted: 1/23/2013 11:18 AM ET
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I've received several WL books this month as well.  I'm deciding what "sacrifice" to offer to the WL gods to keep it up!  LOL

Date Posted: 1/23/2013 12:06 PM ET
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I've gotten 2 since the first of the year, with 6 more in the mail.  Pat

Date Posted: 1/23/2013 2:20 PM ET
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I've received several this week as well!! In return, I have several that I will be posting in the coming weeks.

Date Posted: 1/24/2013 1:51 PM ET
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I joined the Gold Key membership about 4 months ago and one of the features is that when you are about to post a WL book, it will tell you if any of your PBS friends has it on their WL and you can offer it to them first before posting in the system. I love this feature! I have gotten about6 books that my PBS friends have offered to me that way. One I had been on the WL for 2 years so I was thrilled to get it. I highly recommend people join Gold Key.

Date Posted: 1/24/2013 3:04 PM ET
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Yeah, actually, since January began, I've been granted seven Wish Listed books, one I canceled the request as I didn't want it any more and the other couldn't be sent because the member's kid spilled something on it. But I'm enjoying the ones I've gotten so far :D

Date Posted: 1/24/2013 3:46 PM ET
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I was able to send a WL book that a friend here sent me earlier this month (it was a quick read) to a PBS friend of mine-- the WL has over 650 wishers so know my friend was as happy to get it as I was!

Date Posted: 1/25/2013 3:06 PM ET
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Last week I had 7 wishlisted books offered to me...........it was a wishlist-palooza!!!

Date Posted: 1/27/2013 2:54 AM ET
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I've had a lot lately too! Although, I have not had a book requested from me in probably 2 months..

Date Posted: 1/28/2013 1:26 PM ET
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Nothing coming in for me.  I think I have had 1 WL book since mid-Dec.  I have too many credits already so not sending out any of the WL books I have either.  I have gotten a couple requests off my bookshelf.  It has been slow but hoping it picks up.

Date Posted: 1/28/2013 4:43 PM ET
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It must be the cold, my wait list is moving well too.

Date Posted: 1/28/2013 5:05 PM ET
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It's been really slow for me this past month or so!!  Just had a WL book offered to me - the first in a long time.  Hopefully, people will start requesting from my bookshelf!

Date Posted: 2/3/2013 7:45 PM ET
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Wow! Just today I have been offered 5 WL books! I think that is my personal record for one day! Yahoooo!
Bruce -
Date Posted: 2/4/2013 9:00 AM ET
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I've had 13 WL books offered since Jan 1st. People are reading by the fireplace.

Date Posted: 2/4/2013 1:35 PM ET
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Mine too!  Just last week I had nothing coming or going but today I am mailing out 7 and have 3 WL on the way in!

Date Posted: 2/6/2013 11:02 AM ET
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I just got one the other day- unfortunately I had to RWAP (in more ways than one). 

I don't have a big WL or Shelf right now, so one WL is really good for me.