> This is a small tightly knit community. We will know if somebody gets > sick or is going to be away for a long time or dies. I disagree. I don't know anyone on this list personally. Did any of you know my father was very ill this spring before he passed away? Did anyone know that I spent quite a bit of time travelling back and forth between New Jersey and Montana as a consequence, and that it put a crimp in my validating, among other things? I think not, since I did not mention it on the list. When someone is having a crisis, validating and chatting on this list can easily be ignored. Shocking to some, I'm sure. But whatever. If books stay on hold forever and a day, I guess it's none of my business, and I will tell myself not to care. There are plenty of other fish in the validating sea. Tracy To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.