The Wicked Wish List
January 10, 2013
The Mayan Doomsday passed, leaving me to celebrate a very, merry holiday season with my family. However, as the sun came up over the horizon of 2013, I found myself uneasily looking at the aftermath of my Christmas wishes. Admittedly, I teeter on the precipice between book love and book obsession, so it really isn’t difficult to figure out what to get me for Christmas. With the passing of another year, I find that I’ve added even more to the list of books that I need/want to read.
Then, the question is what do you do to keep from ending up with only your pointy shoes sticking out from under the pile of books that have buried you? I am not quite as selective about organization as some other individuals. So I resolve this problem by keeping all of the unread books that I own in a pile and managing my reading wish list by ordering the books through the Library and suspending the hold until I’m ready to receive it. I really enjoy this method; I can move up on the waiting list so that it comes in more quickly when I actually want it.
However, this method might be a little difficult to manage if your reading wish list is very long. I have a few friends with this problem, and they opt to handle their lists instead by using the Library’s "My Lists" feature. When you’re looking something up in the catalog, you can actually just mark the little checkbox in the top left-hand corner and the title will be added to your list, which you can then manage by viewing your account.
I suppose, though, the simplest way to manage monster lists would simply be to follow the old adage: be careful what you wish for.
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