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Subject: Wish List vs TBR list
Date Posted: 11/19/2007 7:52 AM ET
Member Since: 11/16/2007
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Hi, I'm new to this site and was wondering the difference between Wish List and TBR list. Neither one seems to place an order for a book you want.



Date Posted: 11/19/2007 7:58 AM ET
Member Since: 6/29/2007
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Welcome Chuck!


Your wishlist is where you can place books that you would like to receive from other members, but currently are not available (have not been published, or there is a waiting list).  Your TBR list is your Books To Be Read pile.  When you receive books from other members, they will be automatically placed on your TBR list (unless you tell the system to do otherwise).  Once you are done reading them, you can repost them directly from your TBR list.

Hope this helps!


Date Posted: 11/19/2007 8:02 AM ET
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Date Posted: 11/19/2007 8:48 AM ET
Member Since: 11/16/2007
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Doh! I guess I have to put all my TBR entries into my wishlist. Since I own none of the TBR books.


Are books on the wishlist automatically ordered or do I have to click "Place order" or "Order this book"? I would rather click a button manually rather than have a low priority book ordered before a high priority book.



Date Posted: 11/19/2007 8:54 AM ET
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So is the reminder list the main list I should use to keep track of/request existing (published) books I want to read? Most of the books I want to read are older (like 10-20 years old) or are listed on Amazon so they should be published.



Last Edited on: 11/19/07 8:55 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 11/19/2007 8:58 AM ET
Member Since: 2/28/2007
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Hi Chuck - I think your questions can best be answered by reading all about the various lists in the Help Center.  I tried to cut and paste some info here, but couldn't get it to work.  So, just go to the help center (at the top of this page) and type "wish list" into the search function and read away!


Date Posted: 11/19/2007 9:05 AM ET
Member Since: 10/22/2007
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On the wishlist, you can click auto-request, and whenever the book comes available, it will automatically order it for you.  If you don't have many credits or it's not something you really want, you can leave alone and it will just pop up on your main account screen telling you that it's available.  Right now you have 48 hours to decide if you want it before it moves to the next person.  When the new wishlist is up, it sounds like the default will be to auto-request, and if you don't really want it, you can put it on hold.  Either way, the wishlist is still for books not currently in the system -- something you're going to have to wait for.  There's no way for you to order off of your wishlist at YOUR discretion, only when the book comes available.

The reminder list doesn't request anything automatically, but you can order from there.  I personally use mine to check the number of copies of a given book in the system (so I can decide if it's worth listing or just setting free by way of bookcrossing) and to just remind me about books that I might want to order at some point.  I want to eventually read all of the Alex Cross books, but not right this minute.  So I put them in my reminder list as something to pick up when I have time.  That said, when the new wishlist is implemented, the reminder list is going bye-bye.

Last Edited on: 11/19/07 9:05 AM ET - Total times edited: 1