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desperance
Feb. 1st, 2007 02:27 pm (UTC)
Really? I clicked on that link for yr actual wish-list, just to see - and right there at number five is the book that you claim you really, really don't want. Plus a number of other titles that don't seem very you to me. Are you sure it's pointing at the right place?
samarcand
Feb. 1st, 2007 02:29 pm (UTC)
How very bizarre. When I click on the link, I get my wishlist definitely without the Book That Shall Not Be Named.
desperance
Feb. 1st, 2007 02:40 pm (UTC)
I've just been back, and yup, I was not deceived; when I click it, I get a page which greets me by name and invites me to create a wishlist. Then it lists current top sellers:

The Dangerous Book for Boys
World Trade Center (DVD)
Neris & India's Idiot-Proof Diet
I Can Make You Thin (Paul McKenna, book and CD)
The Devil Wears Prada
HP and the Deathly Tedium

Which really didn't look very Stephen to me, even the first time. So no, the rest of us aren't seeing your wish list...
samarcand
Feb. 1st, 2007 02:45 pm (UTC)
How strange. None of those books look particularly Chazian. Except, perhaps, for The Dangerous Book for Boys. Which I rather fancy getting because it looks like fun. So I shall forgive you the appearance of the Saucy One's latest opus.

Try this link and let me know whether you see my stuff.
desperance
Feb. 1st, 2007 03:06 pm (UTC)
Looks more like it. Paul Weller fan, huh...?
samarcand
Feb. 1st, 2007 03:06 pm (UTC)
Oh god yes. Love the Weller. I even quite like The Style Council
helenraven
Feb. 1st, 2007 02:33 pm (UTC)
When I click on the link I get my own wishlist.

You know, the very first time I met you, you were enthusing about the release of one of the HP books (#3, I think). How times change...
samarcand
Feb. 1st, 2007 02:37 pm (UTC)
Oh, absolutely. I got through number five and realised how utterly lacking in anything approaching merit they were. I think it was the fact that she obviously refuses to allow an editor anywhere near her text and she's not a good enough writer to be able to get away with that. I just thinks a shame that it took me five books to realise that (although up until that point, I guess she had an editor to get rid of her worst excesses.)

And the B.T.S.N.B.N. is on your wishlist? Oh, Chaz. You do disappoint me...
desperance
Feb. 1st, 2007 02:41 pm (UTC)
Nothing to do with me, babe. As above.
shewhomust
Feb. 1st, 2007 06:05 pm (UTC)
Yup, what that link does is deliver the clicker to their own wishlist. Thwarted by desperance, who wants for nothing, it attempts to entice him with the books it thinks he ought to be wishing for. Which is about as accurate as its recommendations to me - I was going to suggest that there clearly is a formula to generate an anti-wishlist, since Amazon keeps mailing me recommendations from it.
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