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Kveto from Prague
Compulsive Reader
Location: Prague, Bohemia

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Postby Kveto from Prague » Sun August 29th, 2010, 12:36 pm

Im thinking as im typing here so bear with me.

I usually gather a cache of "to be read" books from suggestions from other posters on this site and from other places. Now I usually add them to my "save for later" on abe or amazon, etc so i dont forget about them. then every few months i send off for a gaggle of books to tide me over for awhile.

Just an idea, but similar to the reading lists, we could have a "to be read/purchased" list here. It would just help me out to have all of my books id like to read eventually in one place. Kind of a wish list to remind ourselves of books we are looking for (im sure most of us hae a system already) it would just be easier for me to have all of my HF wishes in one place.

just an idea. If this seems too much, i might just add this "wish list" to my reading list for this year.

as i said, i havent thought this out at all so it might be a pointless idea.

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Michy
Bibliophile
Location: California

Postby Michy » Mon August 30th, 2010, 4:00 am

I keep a list on my library's website, and also a shopping list on Amazon (for those few that aren't available through my library). It has worked quite well until today -- I logged onto my library account and there was a message that they were trying to solve some sort of problem, and so refreshed from a backup from August 1. So I lost 14 books on my list, and I'll probably never remember what they were. Oh, well, I guess that's one way to whittle down the TBR. :(

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boswellbaxter
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Location: North Carolina
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Postby boswellbaxter » Mon August 30th, 2010, 4:14 am

We can add such a feature.
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Kveto from Prague
Compulsive Reader
Location: Prague, Bohemia

Postby Kveto from Prague » Mon August 30th, 2010, 2:57 pm

s'ok. Ill add it to my reading list instead.

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Michy
Bibliophile
Location: California

Postby Michy » Tue August 31st, 2010, 12:44 am

Today I logged back onto my library account, and my entire list was back. :confused: Oh, well, I'm happy!

annis
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Postby annis » Sat September 4th, 2010, 12:34 am

Actually, this sounds like a good idea. Often you remember you liked the look of a something another member was reading but if you can't recall the author and/or title it's hard to find it again, given our copious "what are you reading" pages. If you could add titles to a "wish list" as you spot them it could be really useful.

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Margaret
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Interest in HF: I can't answer this in 100 characters. Sorry.
Favorite HF book: Checkmate, the final novel in the Lymond series
Preferred HF: Literary novels. Late medieval and Renaissance.
Location: Catskill, New York, USA
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Postby Margaret » Sat September 4th, 2010, 4:41 am

Plus, it could be lots of fun to browse other people's lists!
Browse over 5000 historical novel listings (probably well over 5000 by now, but I haven't re-counted lately) and over 700 reviews at www.HistoricalNovels.info

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rockygirl
Avid Reader
Location: Upstate New York

Postby rockygirl » Fri September 10th, 2010, 1:35 pm

I usually keep a list on amazon, too. I really like this idea.

I also have a pile of books at home that I haven't gotten to yet, all on my TBR list. Near the top of the stack is The Book of Negroes and Daughter of York. Has anyone read these two?


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