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Dec 14, 2010, 6:56pm

I didn't really have any special reason why I want to post. I am just bored and kind of depressed and I was wondering what everyone was up too.

Edited: Dec 14, 2010, 7:15pm

well I'm busy procrasting so that I don't get any cleaning done. Whats wrong?

Dec 14, 2010, 7:17pm

Oh I hate cleaning too. I tend to be the only one that does it in my house.

Just sad about wanting to be a mom but am not one yet.

Dec 14, 2010, 7:31pm

I'm sorry I know how it feels to not have your life going how you'd like.

Dec 14, 2010, 7:45pm

Yea I get what you mean. Well I am cooking chicken tenders tonight. :)

Dec 14, 2010, 9:48pm

Just finished watching The Sing-Off on the dvr (Nick Lachey is hilariously wonderful!) and ready to pick up a book and head off to bed.

ladylenneth: Hang in there. Clearly I have no idea how long you've been trying or anything about your situation, so clearly I have no footing on which to do anything but sympathize and send good, 'productive' vibes your way. I know just what that anticipation/anxiety is like, and I hope there are good things at the other end of it very very soon for you!

Dec 15, 2010, 4:49am

Thanks I really appericate that :)

Dec 15, 2010, 5:11am

I wake up really early about 3 am. When yiu wake up early if you do what do you do?

Edited: Dec 15, 2010, 5:38am

>8 mellymel171328:
1. Check my BookMooch wish-list - because my TBR is only as high as the highest mountain range, so I obviously need more books.
2.Check out LibraryThing talk to find more books to put on my BookMooch wish-list., because my TBR is only as high....

Tee Hee.

ETA: I use my phone to check all this in bed. :)

Dec 15, 2010, 5:38am

I reeally don't know how bookmooch works but I am very interested.

Edited: Dec 15, 2010, 5:41am

It's an international book-swapping site
This will tell you all about it. Start at the top and work down as far as you wish...

Dec 15, 2010, 5:48am

There is also a Bookmooching group on LibraryThing, which anyone is welcome to join. :)

Dec 15, 2010, 5:51am

I don't know if it is for me... I am to stingy to give away any of my books. (Lol) my mother in law still has one of my books and I am still so nervous about it.

Dec 15, 2010, 6:29am

Hi. I belong to bookmooch but I don't participate that much in it because I too hate to part with books. I know I have given away books that I had 2 copies of but I didn't mind because I still had one for myself.

Hope everyone has a great day!!

Dec 15, 2010, 7:19am

I'm usually up by 5am, but it's because I have a (more than) full-time job and a two-year-old, whom my husband and I are trying to keep out of daycare (so we've arranged our work schedules so that one of us is home with him all the time). It makes getting anything done around the house a little impossible sometimes, but getting up at the crack of, well, still really dark outside, helps. ;)

Dec 15, 2010, 7:32am

I wake up at 3am because my husband works thst time schedule.

Dec 15, 2010, 9:46am

If I wake up at 3 a.m. it's usually because my cat wants petting. If I pet him, he lets me go back to sleep. Guess that's not the worst reason for waking up at that hour.

Dec 15, 2010, 3:57pm

I'm a hotel manager so if I am up at 3am, I was either called into work cuz of some major issue or because I am working the night audit shift. Thankfully it doesn't happen often. Of course, I loved working the night audit shift as I could spend the night reading once the work got done :)

Dec 16, 2010, 7:17am

>13 mellymel171328: and >14 crazy4reading: - I never gave away a single book (and I'm solidly middle-aged, so that's a long time). Until this past summer, when I joined BookMooch just because I though there might be some books on my shelves that might like to be read again, and I wasn't going to be doing that. Besides I needed space for more books, and I can't afford to get a bigger house, in fact I need to get a smaller one. I put a couple of books on Bookmooch as a test - and people mooched them, and I had points I could use to get more books to read!

Of course it may not be for you, but wanted to share my conversion experience, which I wasn't looking for but happened anyway. I'm still not a HUGE moocher, because most of my books I still want to keep, but I'm really happy with the choices in my TBR pile right now! And it feels really good to know the books I've given away are wanted instead of in a trash can somewhere.

Dec 16, 2010, 9:06am

Thanks mlnelson01 for that information about BookMooch. I believe I have sent one or two books out. I first need to read most of the books on my shelves, floor, drawers, bags, boxes etc. before getting any more books so I haven't mooched any.

I also need to be more active on there.

Dec 16, 2010, 12:13pm

**sneaking in again**

#20: but think of all the books you'll miss mooching if you don't get them NOW!!!!!!!!

You might NEVER GET THEM if you don't MOOCH THEM NOW!!!!

**scampers out**

Dec 16, 2010, 12:24pm

One thing about bookmooch though don't expect the amount of books you own to go down!I've ended up getting more than I've sent out!

Dec 16, 2010, 12:26pm

21: Shouldn't that read "skitters out"????

:D Going back to work now... lol

*needs coffee*

Dec 16, 2010, 4:39pm

Skittles, I do think about it and I wind up having an inner argument with myself and my son always asks if I am talking to myself again when I do that. I think I will have to check bookmooch out again to see if I have any requests... I have been very bad with checking that site regularly.

Dec 16, 2010, 5:06pm

Another thing that stops me is I can't afford the shipping cost.

Dec 16, 2010, 5:08pm

Yes that too does stop me at times ladylenneth. I am watching every cent right now.

Dec 16, 2010, 5:17pm

24: There are plenty of more casual users on BM. Not everyone checks their wishlist daily, or ummm... hourly *guilty look*. I've received plenty of books from users who only logged on every few days, or even less. I have the same problem with giving my books away. I generally put things into a maybe pile, wait a week, and then go back. I also have 'must keep' authors, so that also helps me decide what to post.

25: Postage is a problem for quite a few people. I budget for mine, and I keep to it, or it could go really high. USPS has an amazing media mail rate for within the USA, which does help make it more affordable. But I can understand needing to stay away from the temptation. I'm from Canada, and spend $7.77 to mail a mass market to the USA. My first trip to the post office was over 90 bucks as it was full of large, heavy books. I've since learned that lesson...

Dec 16, 2010, 8:47pm

25 - Ladylenneth, I also have to watch shipping costs. I asked my daughter for shipping supplies for Christmas (weird, I know). I only send out about four or five books a month, and like Mareofthesea I have a shipping budget I force myself to stick to.

I also have a book budget that must be applied to all new and used book purchases. *sigh*

Fortunately Christmas is coming up, and then I have a birthday! So hopefully a gift card or two will make its way into my Christmas stocking.

Dec 16, 2010, 9:12pm

I am hoping for the same thing mlnelson01 but since my husband is cut to part time we have an extra time of no treats.

Though in the end I am too stingy to share my books. Haha

I am just glad I have a nook the books are secent priced and sometimes I get a good cheap one.

There are plenty of books I should read that I haven't read yet but I love buying books. I think its my vice its rare for me to so I cherish it.

Dec 22, 2010, 10:08am

Well I get up at between 2-3am not for any glorious reasons like you ladies have. I have old lady weak bladder syndrome and it's potty time. Haven't slept through the night for at least 10 years! Most of the time I'm right back to sleep, but sometimes.....after 10 mins....well I sleep with a book and a pair of reading glasses!

Dec 22, 2010, 10:27am

Living in Greece which is rapidly and steadily turning to a third world country because of the economic crisis, I say "Hang on there people". We are fortunate to have our books (and music) to enjoy our lives.

Dec 22, 2010, 2:37pm

There is no such thing as waking up early for me. Left to my own devices, my natural night-owl rhythm will kick in and I won't see the sun for weeks. This feeling doesn't go away even when I get up in the morning the same time every day. It only takes one day to flip my schedule. When I sleep I hibernate, so I always, ALWAYS, need an alarm clock, even when I'm not getting up for work. I naturally need 10-14 hours of sleep, more if I'm deprived, which I always am, so if I'm not careful sometimes I can (and have) missed days entirely.

If I could live on a planet where I could be awake/asleep 24/12 hours I would be quite happy, because these 24 hour days aren't working for me.

Dec 26, 2010, 3:19am

I'm sorry... I have a technical question and didn't think it really fit

I want to remove a book from "currently reading" , but still keep it in my library. How do I do that?

Edited: Dec 26, 2010, 10:51am

>33 Tess_W:

There are two ways (or, really, one way and two different places to do it.)

If you are viewing your library (or a collection) as a whole in list view then there are a set of icons to the right that do different things. The middle icon is an orangey-brownish folder-looking thing with an arrow on it. That is the 'set collections' icon. If you click it, a drop down menu will appear with a list of all your collections and you can highlight (or unhighlight) any collection you want that book to appear in. (It must appear in at least one.)

You can do the same thing from the book's main info page (where you can also do all other edits.) From the book's main page the top section is called 'book information' and it will tell you the collections the book is currently in. You will again see that orangey-brownish folder-looking icon next to the word collections. You can click the icon to bring up the drop-down menu as above.

And that's all you need to do to switch collections. There are a number of default collections (such as 'Your Library' 'Wishlist' 'Read but unowner') and when you get more comfortable with it, you can try making your own custom collections for whatever you might need.

Hope this helps.

Dec 26, 2010, 1:27pm

Thanks so much! It worked perfect first time.

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