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Subject: TBR-how many?
Date Posted: 8/16/2007 11:47 PM ET
Member Since: 6/13/2007
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is there a limit as to how many books you can have on your TBR list?

Date Posted: 8/16/2007 11:50 PM ET
Member Since: 1/12/2007
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I have 350 on mine. I print my list to take with me to sales so I don't pick up a duplicate. I hope there isn't a limit.

Date Posted: 8/16/2007 11:52 PM ET
Member Since: 12/18/2005
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I think it's your Wish List that has a limit, right? 200, I think?

Date Posted: 8/17/2007 3:04 AM ET
Member Since: 4/21/2007
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wow Tonya, I hope you have them in ABC order. ick. I'd hate to pick up a book and go through that list over and over XD heck, if I get a double that just means one more for PBS!

Date Posted: 8/17/2007 3:17 AM ET
Member Since: 12/19/2005
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No, I don't think that there is a limit.  Some members have TBR piles over 1,000 with no trouble yet.

Date Posted: 8/17/2007 7:53 AM ET
Member Since: 8/8/2005
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I have 400 on mine.  The majority of them are in alphabetical order, but the rest are just start to gather in piles and boxes.   I get books faster than I can read them, but that's okay.  At least I will always have one to read.

Date Posted: 8/17/2007 9:11 AM ET
Member Since: 5/10/2007
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wow, if I had that many on my TBR pile then I woul need to stop ordering books and get to reading!  I only have 29 on my list right now but I have 5 on the way.

Date Posted: 8/17/2007 9:15 AM ET
Member Since: 6/13/2007
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thanks for the answers.  I don't think I'll get to 1000 but nice to know I have some breathing room LOL. 

Date Posted: 8/17/2007 11:20 AM ET
Member Since: 7/2/2007
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Gah, I thought I was out of line by having 100 on my TBR list. 

Date Posted: 8/18/2007 8:30 PM ET
Member Since: 2/19/2007
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I thought I was bad with 165 (my husband just keeps shaking his head.  I read through a few just in time for a whole new set comes in!)  I can't imagine having 1000!

Date Posted: 8/19/2007 11:13 AM ET
Member Since: 5/4/2007
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I have 314 on mine right now.  A lot of them, like Little Women & Huck Finn, I read many years ago but intend to read again as an adult.  Of course, I'm a bigger collector than I am a swapper, constantly adding classics to my shelves that I will probably never part with.  Even so, PBS has become my second home---allowing me to pick up books at the local library book store and swap them here for the classics I still need. 

And lately I've taken to noting the books I have that are on others' wish lists so I can get duplicates.  At the library store (where they sell a lot of donated used books in addition to the typical withdrawn ones) I can often get a book for $0.50 or $1, so if I see another copy of something like Catch 22, I can pick it up for next-to-nothing, then swap off my current edition which is wanted by 8 people.  I guess that makes me something of a PBS addict, actively seeking to fulfill other users' wishlists!