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Help needed

I put this message on another forum but have had only one response so I've copied it to this forum. Any help or suggestions appreciated.

KS3 suitable books needed
Hi all, not looking for a specific book but want to use some of my points to collect together books suitable for my Year 7 class to read (Y7 is 11-12 years old with reading ability varying a lot). I've been given a box of books to use for quiet reading as and when the opportunity arises but they seem to be library rejects and some are quite old. I'm in need of any suitable books, or suggestions of authors to look for - not having kids of my own I'm out of touch with childrens and young adult authors. Hoping there will be some members out there who can help.

donna
6 days ago
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(6 days ago)Hi, you might try "Goosebumps" series by R.L. Stine or "Junie B. Jones" series by Barbara Park.
Dragana
(6 days ago)I saw a question like this on another site and they came up with these books: Island of the Blue Dolphin, Watership Down, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Redwall series by Brian Jacques, The Hobbit, Lost Horizon, Little Women, authors like Agatha Christie, Andre Norton (science fiction), Ellen Raskin.
Melanie C.
Browse BookMooch by Topic

Clicked on Short Stories and found lots of books that just _aren't_ collections of Short Stories. Is there a way to clean up the inaccurate listings? Library Catalogue number 808.n is a sure-fire part of the stacks, but these digital stacks are full of mis-shelved books. Help me. BookMooch, you're my only hope!

brody
22 days ago
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(18 days ago)Another issue is language. I am looking for books written in English. Most of the books shown as recently added are in Italian. Can anyone tell me how to change this?
Cynthia
(20 days ago)There have been a couple of other discussions on this subject: browsing books by topic I hope this helps
Ruth
Inactives

I love BM but it seems so many times when I list a book, there are lots of people listed as having it on their wishlists. When I look at that list, the majority of people are "inactive". In my most recent addition the book was on 13 wishlists and only 1 of them had been on BM in less than 400+ days. Isn't there a filter that could be enabled to render people truly "inactive" after a year of no usage? Just wondering....

Lani
19 days ago
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Lack of acceptable INTERESTING books listed on BOOKMOOCH

Dear Fellow Members - I realize BOOKMOOCH is both smaller, in membership, and newer, than that other big, but still less than perfect, book trading site, but I am amazed at the lack of book-diversity that is obviously hurting all of us who enjoy this website. While I try my best to help everyone looking for older (but not too old) books by going to almost every monthly public library sale where donated books are sold, I wait, breathlessly, it seems, for someone to list books in which I have an interest, even though I know tons of them have been sold and are out there waiting to be traded. Since joining BM about 3 months ago I have sent out about 25 books (almost all in very good condition) but only selected about 8 or so from the meager offerings I see listed - I can only say "Common people, list those odd ball books you never thought anyone might want, drop by your library see what they might be trying to get rid of, visit a local thrift store or two and pick up a low-priced book or two" - let's get John's dream moving !! Email me, please, with thoughts, offers, wants (I have more books than those I have listed) and, sadly, complaints about these thoughts. PDSSTEVE

Steve Prekker
2 months, 2 days ago
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(19 days ago)Appreciate both your response and your faith - I hope so - thanx
Steve Prekker
(21 days ago)I have been on here for years, and though the offerings might seem meager now, I believe the site will pick back up. Why? Am I an optimist? I think, its recent troubles come from the fact that the Economy has suffered and is still suffering. For example, I have over a dozen good books I could be offering, but can't list, due to bad economics. So, don't despair. Things will pick-up!
Hercules40 (a.k.a. PapaG)
(22 days ago)Just joined last week and was quite amused that my moochers have / need all the same books as me. I was a little disheartened when I saw that I was going to send out 2 dozen books and not a single book out there waiting for me. Except when I looked at NON-fiction part of the wishlists, which is where you really see that BookMooch is a bunch of strangers who share a love of books. Who knows, you might find a like-minded soul who'll be able to fulfill your wishlist and vice versa. I invite you to mooch my copy of String Figures and How to Make Them or Warfare in the Classical World. Both really good reading while it's rainy and you can't get out on the links!!
brody
(2 months ago)Thanks for looking anyway - it's appreciated - and thanks for the sound advice - I am going to keep carrying on and see what turns up that might be of interest ! pdssteve
Steve Prekker
(2 months, 1 days ago)Steve, I looked through your wishlist to see whether I have anything lurking around that might help, but I'm afraid I have no books on golf! The best way to get the best out of BM is to have an enormous wishlist. Another way of identifying a book that you might not otherwise have thought about is to check the "recent" listing, updated most days; I've found many books I might not otherwise have thought of through this feed. Be patient is the only other advice.
jacquie
Missing zip code

What kind of book swap site is this? The last "label" I printed didn't even have the addressee's zip code. Mail can't be sent without a zip code. If someone won't provide a zip code, they shouldn't be allowed to join.

Martin Pierce
23 days ago
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A Rant about an abuser

One of the books on my wishlist became available early July, so I requested it. And hear nothing, even though the owner of the book occasionally came to the site. So I sent two reminders in the past few months-- nothing, zippo, nada. Finally, yesterday, in frustration I cancelled the request (since while you have a request pending, if another copy of the book becomes available, you won't hear about it). Today-- voila, the book appears on my wishlist. I check it out-- and it is from the same owner I cancelled from yesterday. Except now I take a good look at things and I see that three people are listed as having given the book-- all the same owner who I cancelled from. And three people are listed as receiving it (including me) and one of those other people is still on the list of people wanting this book. In other words, this #$%^&* never sends the book. Two other people besides me have requested it, and the *&^%$$ has never sent it or bothered to remove it from his list. How do I report this kind of crap?!? This guy has such a large number of positives that my negative won't ever show on his rankings. What is wrong with this person!?!? What kind of moron does this?!? Arghhhhhh!

Warned you that this was a rant.

Gretchen Ann
1 month ago
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(1 month ago)You can also click on the link below the profile immage of the user in question, where it sais "REPORT ABUSE".
Dragana
(1 month ago)One thing you can do is to mooch it and then put it on your wishlist again. That will let you get it from someone else, if they post it, and you won't miss out. As for feedback, they have pretty spotty feedback recently. The last three transactions are for this same book. Before that, they have many cancellations due to not being able to find the books. If anyone reads it instead of looking at the score, they'll see the problem.
Sarah
Anyone in Osaka who may want some romance/cozy crime books?

I'll be in Osaka for the next 2 weeks and am not planning to bring home the books I'm planning to read while I'm there

If anyone wants them and can collect from Intercontinental hotel, please let me know. I'd rather donate to a Bookmoocher than abandon them at the hotel

Haven't packed them yet, so it will be pot luck as to what I take

Gill

brownbear
1 month ago
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ISBN not correct binding

So, I've been trying to add a book to my inventory, by it's ISBN, and it keeps coming up as the Kindle Edition (which obviously can't be mooched, as it's digital). But my book is not a Kindle binding, it's a real book with actual pages! Does anyone know how I could solve this problem so I can list the book properly? Thanks :)

Hayley
1 month ago
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(1 month ago)Try posting it by the 10-digit ISBN instead of the 13-digit ISBN, or vice versa. Do an "add" by title instead of ISBN, or by author.
IreneF
(1 month ago)Will it still let you post the book? I would post it and add a condition note that it is a different binding. If anyone has it on their wishlist, they will be notified.
Sarah
I recieved a book I didn't request

The person who sent it is not in my history and I have not requested anything from her. How do I find out how to contact her?

Kim W.
1 month ago
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(1 month ago)You might look in your pending and compare that with the list of people on the book details page who has sent this book. It could be that they accidently sent a book meant for you to someone else and vice versa.
Cara
(1 month ago)Is there a ZIP code on the sender's address? If yes, you can search users through their ZIP code. That will noticeably shrink the search. Try looking for similarities in the nick name and the sender's name.
Dragana
related editions?

is anyone else not seeing related editions in their wishlist? (or did that feature get removed?)

Britt
2 months, 14 days ago
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(2 months, 10 days ago)You probably changed it accidentally. Once you've selected it again it should stay like that. If you look at another member's wishlist and change the settings so that related editions don't show then when you go back to your own wishlist it won't show related editions, so it's possible you did that. On the other hand it could have been a small blip with the site.
kathers
(2 months, 10 days ago)thank you! it used to show them as a default- i wonder why/when that changed.
Britt
(2 months, 11 days ago)When you are looking at your wishlist there is a drop down box which will be showing the number of books on your wishlist. If you open that up you will see "show related editions", click on that and related editions should show. I hope that helps.
kathers
rejecting mooches.

I am feeling really bad about rejecting a mooch for one of my books. I have on my account that I only send to my country as I cannot afford to send further afield. The moocher has United Kingdom after her name but the address is in Australia. Will this go against me? should she not have asked first?

carol peace
3 months, 16 days ago
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(2 months, 22 days ago)You can actually move your comment and change it into a message. Look at your comment and see if there are links in the lower right that say "edit ⋅ delete ⋅ up" If you don't see them, click on the title of the original post (in this case "rejecting mooches."). Then check for your comment again and it should have those links. If you select Up, it will make your comment into a post instead. Ask First has always meant that you will get an email from anyone in another country if they want one of your books. It reserves the book for them for 7 days unless you say No to the Ask.
Sarah
(2 months, 23 days ago)To start a new thread,once you're in a section, such as "bookmooch discussion" go to the top of the page and click on the drop down box that says "read message menu" and select "write a new message". Have you recently changed to ask first? I used to be set to ask first when I first joined the site and it was sent as an email asking if you will send to their country or not, including their user name and country and then you select whether you will send or not, and if you click that you will they then have to submit a mooch request as well. Ask me first is basically an extra screening step rather than having to reject mooches. The username was a link to their profile as well I think. It may be slightly different now and it may have been different before I joined. I hope that makes sense.
kathers
(2 months, 23 days ago)If you receive a request, you can accept it, delay it or reject it. If you need to reject the request, it is generally considered polite to give a good reason. I hope this helps.
Sophie Houston
(2 months, 23 days ago)REQUESTS - I don't know how to start a new thread, but this is a question about mooch requests coming as a bookmooch email rather than using the "formal" bookmooch request form ... I can't really tell who the moocher is ... has BM changed their policy in this regard? My status is set to "ask first", but I have interpreted this as "you send a request, and I may have to reject it due to specific circumstances" - and not "send me an email" - anyone have any comments?
Salt Spring Adult Literacy Centre
(3 months, 15 days ago)Thank you I feel better now, I didn't think it would matter but I just wanted reassurance.
carol peace
(3 months, 16 days ago)On the members profile it has the UK bit at the top and then at the bottom it says Australia. I have noticed this occasionally before and not understood it. You have done nothing wrong in rejecting the mooch, you only send within the UK and they're not in the UK.I know some members have an address in another country that they use to have books sent to so it's possible the member was trying to do that, but if that's the case she should have emailed you or mentioned it in the notes when she mooched.
kathers
browsing books by topic

why are all the titles mixed up? i'm finding Dan Brown novels mixed up in the Comics section (or all the sections, for that matter) and all sorts of other titles that don't seem to belong to where they are categorized. it makes searching for books in the area of our interests really difficult.

berlingot
3 months, 4 days ago
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(3 months, 2 days ago)There was a previous discussions on this topic. Browsing in topics I hope this helps with your searching.
Ruth
Rejection due to posting on several sites.

Am I the only one who thinks it's rude to cancel someone's request by telling them they promised the book to someone else on another site? Especially when you run through their feedback and see they do this often.

It's pretty obvious when you post a book and see that 20 people have it on their wishlist that it's going to be mooched. Poor form to do this repeatedly.

Kathy
3 months, 8 days ago
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(3 months, 7 days ago)saw this in the Bookmooch wiki: "If cross-listing on other sites, wait a couple weeks prior to adding to additional sites. If you reject requests due to the book having been requested elsewhere more than a few times, then your account may be suspended as indicated on the rejection screen, so be sure and keep your inventory current and ready to send." http://wiki.bookmooch.com/index.php/Newbie_Page
Melanie C.
(3 months, 7 days ago)I agree. You can mention it in your feedback of their rejection. I participate in two sites and I follow this rule: post the book on one site for a week or two and then, if no one requests it, post on the other. Also, I am quick to remove the posting from one site when the book has been requested on the other.
Sarah
author graphic

Is anyone else having trouble reading author graphic? I can't mooch anything because I can't read it and keep typing it in wrong.

Sylvia B
3 months, 27 days ago
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(3 months, 19 days ago)Yes you can list ARCs here - be sure to indicate that it is an ARC in the condition notes. Also, you should post your question as a new thread and not a reply to old thread. Choose "Write a new message" from the drop down menu.
Sarah
(3 months, 20 days ago)Can Advanced reading copys be listed??.. You cant resell them but I consider this Trading not selling..
Lou Jones
(3 months, 20 days ago)Yes, I'm using firefox. Thanks! that worked great.
Sylvia B
(3 months, 27 days ago)I have the same thing. If you right click on the image, the first option should be View Image. That opens a page with just the name so you can read it. Hit the back button and you can type it in because it does not change. Are you using Firefox? I have not seen this problem anywhere else and I use FF most of the time.
Sarah
People logging in, but ignoring requests

I have 60 points, mostly from mailing many books, and it looks like I won't be able to use much of them. Many of my requests go unanswered, despite the member logging in multiple days. It's frustrating. I don't understand what they are logging in so much for.

Schuylar
4 months, 15 days ago
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(4 months, 12 days ago)Create a wishlist. The bigger your wishlist, the more chance there is of some of those books turning up. Also check the "recent" listing. If you see a book there that someone won't send to your country, add it to your wishlist; there's a chance that a future moocher might just mail it to you.
jacquie
(4 months, 12 days ago)I'm also annoyed with people not marking books as received. I have 22 of them that were delivered by now. 17 of them are to the Bookmooch charity Books For Keeps.
Schuylar
(4 months, 14 days ago)You might try to list books you want in your wishlist. I know that I often check the wishlist of people who have been thoughtful enough to mail me books.
Cara
(4 months, 14 days ago)I usually check out the forums to find active members. then I look over their inventories. This helps find people who will respond. Or I recheck the inventories of people who sent me books before since I figure they have the types of books I want. Good luck in your mooching.
Roo
A "lost" book arrives

I recently marked a book "lost" after the 4-month mark.
Then it arrived today.

Can I mark the book "un-lost"?
Also, what do I do with the two bookmooch points?

Thanks for your help.

peter
3 years ago
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(4 months, 10 days ago)I had a book mark lost by system and I have received it but there is no easy way to find this person. I have so many receives and send and it's so slow to go from page to page it would take me twenty minutes. In Paperback Swap you can click to see books you've received, sent, did not receive, etc. all separately. That is what is needed here, especially if you've been a long time user.
A. Anderson
(4 months, 24 days ago)When any admin closes an account all the books sent are marked lost. The admin probably makes the assumption the books were never sent.
Cara
(4 months, 24 days ago)Hello Librarian, it now looks like their account's been closed.... And according to the wiki, you (a member) are not supposed to mark a book lost until 6 weeks domestically, and 4 months internationally--http://wiki.bookmooch.com/index.php/Frequently_Asked_Questions I think he just didn't understand how that is supposed to work...or maybe he hit the wrong button, hit "lost" instead of something else?? edited for clarity :)
Melanie C.
(4 months, 24 days ago)I had someone mark three books lost today that I ironically received today. The weird part was that the books came fast, and I never asked where they were. The sender never asked me if I got them, just marked them lost suddenly. I find that quite strange. I was actually just sitting down to say how great the books were when the emails came through........if I had marked them 2 minutes earlier they would have seen it. I wonder if they are not understanding how long media mail can take and so forth.
LibrarianWisconsinSchoolfortheDeaf
(3 years ago)Hmmm - a while back, I had sent two books overseas, and after four months, when they hadn't arrived, the person marked them as lost - but then a week later they turned up! He went back to the original acceptance email and left +1 feedback - so if you kept the email, perhaps you can try that - I'm not sure whether it will work, but it's worth a try.
Sophie Houston
Looking to trade 20 Bookmooch points for 15 Paperback Swap credits!

Email me or comment!

Crystal
4 months, 20 days ago
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Book in system wrong - receiver is mad at me

I entered ISBN 0545244102 for My Sister The Vampire Series: Re-Vamped. The receiver is mad because she was expecting a three volume set, because the system showed My Sister The Vampire Series (#1-3): Switched / Fantastic / Re-Vamped (3 Volumns). The Amazon page and ISBN on that page is correct though. I googled the three volume set and there is no such thing. I don't want bad feedback for something that never existed.

Schuylar
4 months, 22 days ago
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(4 months, 21 days ago)The title shown was correct on the Add books page, but it leads to a wrong description page.
Schuylar
(4 months, 21 days ago)If they leave you bad feedback, you can reply to it and explain by selecting Transaction Details from your feedback page. Also, to prevent this in the future, check the title you post with the title shown and note in the condition notes if there is any difference.
Sarah
blocking certain users?

is there anyway we could make a blocked users list? (specific to each user). i keep running into the problem of mooching from a particular person and then realizing afterwards that i've had multiple negative interactions with them. (basically, each time i have mooched from this person, they haven't responded for literally months, then accepted, and then never responded again) if someone has a distinctive username, i can obviously remember not to mooch from them but this particular person has a very generic first name as their username. it would just be nice to have a way to flag them for myself as someone to not mooch from.

just a thought.

Britt
5 months, 27 days ago
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(4 months, 23 days ago)I also want to be able to block people. Not because I have had negative interactions, but because I suspect that I have asked them before if they would send to my country and they have answered "no." and then I ask them again a few months later, because I'm not sure if they said "no" or not. I don't want to keep bothering them... I don't want to be notified if they are offering books from my wishlist. At the same time, I do not want to report them for abuse. They haven't abused me. They just won't send to me, that's all.
WebsterViennaLibrary
(5 months, 1 days ago)Sorry, no idea. Could you try it and tell us the result?
kdsj
(5 months, 7 days ago)but does that "report abuse" thing guarantee they won't be on the site anymore? i've never used it, so forgive me, but if i click it, and the user remains on the site, there's nothing to indicate (for me) that i don't want to interact with that user. short of writing down a list at home, i think there needs to be a way to keep track of those sorts of negative interactions for each user within the site.
Britt
(5 months, 11 days ago)There is a "Report Abuse" button on the homepage of each user. I think you should use it for such problems.
kdsj
(5 months, 25 days ago)i agree, i was just thinking out loud.
Britt
(5 months, 25 days ago)Rather than just blocking people, Bookmooch should be looking for a way of encouraging its users to behave responsibly and not wasting people's time.
Steve
Long time between drinks

Just successfully concluded my first mooch for 8 months. Things have certainly slowed down here dramatically.

Steve
4 months, 23 days ago
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