My Barnes and Noble NookBook wish list just came up with the following error: The creation has reached the limit. Now I can’t see anything on it.
Granted, I could most likely be at fault for this. Barnes & Noble’s wish lists have a 500 entry limit, and I could easily have reached this limit. I am an adding fool when it comes to wish lists. This is especially so with ebooks. And, really, I have no problem with an upper limit. What I do have a problem with is the error and the subsequent invisibility of the list. If the problem is caused by too many entries, then the list should be visible so that the issue can be resolved. It does make things easier to correct the problem if you can actually see the problem. And there are books on that list that can easily be removed. Okay, maybe two, but two is a start.
(for the record, the two were public domain books that I got free from another site… don’t tell Barnes & Noble).
The real concern is that this is not a problem with the list itself, but with how Barnes and Noble is handling the lists. I checked out some forums, and it seems that there are others who have this issue, and some of them do not have the extensive list that I have collected. At the moment, the best I can hope for is that the issue can be resolved soon. Based on the posts I saw, I won’t hold my breath on that.
Which, of course, means that I can to begin the process of re-assembling this list.
You are probably wondering why would I have such an extensive wish list for my ebooks. The answer is simple: I read a lot. No, that really is not strong enough. I read A LOT. That seems strong enough. I will at any given time have at two or three books started, often five or six books. And before ebooks, I would pick up a lot of books. Most of this was based on the simple fact that when I have made a note of a book that I wanted to read, but did not buy then because I had other books to finish, I almost always could not find the book when I actually went to purchase it later. Case in point on that, I purchased Jim Butcher’s Changes when it came out, but did not read it until last year. I waited to pick up the Night Mares in the Hamptons until recently when I felt like reading it (having seen the third book out). Do you think I could find it in any book store in my area? Of course not.
(Granted, shopping in this state is… um… well, it sucks).
With ebooks, those issues did not have problems. I saw a book I might be interested in, I put it on my wish list. When I was ready to read the book, I just went to the wish list, selected purchase, and seconds later, it was on my Nook, ready for me to read. Granted, it did not necessarily mean that it would not sit on my Nook waiting to be read, but it was more than likely going to be started soon. That is, unless it was one of the Free Friday books, which I grabbed just in case the book was not free later.
(I picked up a lot of free books)
And now, at this moment, that assembled collection of soon to be purchased books is lost in the wind. Or, at least, missing until Barnes and Noble can resolve whatever happened to make the list disappear. Which leaves me to wonder, can I even remember everything that I put on that list if I have to rebuild it? It is not a task that I am looking forward to doing, that’s for sure. If I do manage to rebuilt it, I will just have to remember to make a hard copy of it.