- South Orange County, CA, USA
- member since August 9, 2008
I just thought I should let you know that I have rejected your combine of http://www.shelfari.com/books/16256099/Greek-Thinkers-Vol-1-of-4-A-History-of-Ancient-Philosophy-(Class/history as they are all different volume numbers rather than the the same. Some of the works have incorrectly combined editions as well.
Hopefully you don't mind cleaning it all up?
Thanks for the note. Unfortunately, the way the queues are set up does not allow us to add other editions when we are considering a combine request. We have to approve or deny what is there and then go and do a search and combine like everyone else. When the queue is particularly long we do not have the time to do so (there is currently a backlog of 47,000 requests thanks to a shelfari algorithm that automatically requested thousands of books to be combined). Also, when an edition is unavailable to you, it is also unavailable to us. We are, however, able to search the queue for a specific edition so I was able to find the editions that were already sent for a combine (by the shelfari algorithm) and approve them to free them up. I then searched for them and combined them for you. I can not approve my own requests, so hopefully someone will get a chance to look at them soon. Luckily, in the combine queue all the shelfari requests are sent to the end of the line and all of the real people requests go in front of them so editors requests can be dealt with first.
You are NOT going to believe this! I never recall knowing that! I guess I did, though, because the instructions found on the "what's this" link next to the part of the edit series where you enter say to do that! (Getting old is really messin' with my memory.) The difference is that you don't hover over the cover (on the editions tab), you "hover" over the "see this on Amazon" for that edition. Note: if the edition is member-created, then there is no "see this on Amazon" so I'm not really certain how to force that edition to be the list display version.
Try that, ok?
Anyway, I just tried that for Anna Karenina for several editions and it does display in the lower left corner of my browser screen.
Thanks for reviving my memory on this!
Yes, I like to add people whom I see have similar or interesting books! I read Dune a few years ago for a class and I could barely get through it. I think it's just because I don't read too many sci fi books. Honestly, I don't know why I did not like To Kill a Mockingbird. I know it carries a great message, and it's a classic - even reluctant readers usually like it, but I just didn't like it. It may have been the writing style - not sure. I absolutely love Dracula - I love classic Brit lit in general, and I really like Gothic literature. I just love the symbolism. I believe it's the only truly great Vampire novel out there.
Have you received the notice from the Folio Society about the FREE sets available to member with four qualifying purchases? I'm going a little (further) nuts over this. Gonna have to go back to work to afford my Folio Society habit if this keep up! (In addition, I'm suffering severe vision issues exacerbated by the back-lighting of my computer screen! I'm not even supposed to be online.)
Hi Ray! Thanks for the note! I have actually finished 3 books (A Thousand Splendid Suns, The Truth About Dating and Decoded) and found I wanted a break from reading. I'm not working right now and I allow myself to get very engrossed in the stories, it takes up a lot of time. I'll be starting another book soon, probably Migrant Daughter, which I actually intended to start but haven't yet or The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo...haven't decided yet. In the meantime, I've been putting more time into school, my yoga practice and hiking.
What's new with you? What are you reading these days?
Ray, I'm actually an American living in Christchurch. And yes, we had two earthquakes, actually. A 7.1 last September which destroyed about 60 homes in my new subdivision, and then the 6.3 which fully destroyed the downtown area of Christchurch, never to be replaced.
I note that you are standing in front of the small clipper ship on the San Diego docks. If you have been on board, you will see that particular vessel made many trips from Liverpool to New Zealand at the end of the nineteenth century. Fun visit we had there.
Thanks for accepting my friend request. Let me know if you have a Kindle. All of my stuff (eleven novels) are available on Kindle and I'm happy to share with friends.
Thanks Ray! I am Mexican-American and I didn't mean "Chicago" I meant "Chicano", lol. Sorry for the typo.
The books you mention I put on my shelf here but don't actually own them yet. I don't see a "wishlist" so I just put them there as "plan to read". Though, I do own some of the books on the shelf, just not those two. I've definitely heard of Zoot Suit growing up Chicana in Los Angeles in the 70's. And there's a family myth about my grandfather hanging out with Pancho Villa before he came to California, so that's the reason for my interest there.
I'm currently trying to finish my Accounting degree but am trying to make time to do more reading. The options on your shelf suggested that you would be able to steer me to some interesting reads. Especially when it comes to our culture.
Thank you for accepting my request for friendship!