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Old 09-16-2009, 09:47 AM   #1
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What do you do about ebooks you buy to replace paper books?

I have a few ebooks I bought to replace paper books. For example, The Mists of Avalon is more than 500 pages, so when I was able to get the e-version cheaply, I did so. But this is not a one-day read so I have been putting off re-reading it.

Do those of you who re-buy books in e-version that you read in paper consider these 'already read' for the purpose of things like rating them at Fictionwise or tagging them in Calibre? It feels dishonest a little to rate a book at Fictionwise when I have not read the book I bought. But I did read the story when I had the p-book and I know what rating I would give it.

I am starting to wonder if I am being too much of a stickler about this. Between new books I have bought which are not read yet, library books, public domain books I want to read, freebies from elsewhere etc. I have plenty else to read right now. Having a dozen or so things on my 'to read/rate/review' list which I have technically read already (even if not in ebook form) is maybe counter-productive at this point.

Should I just rate them, clear them off my to-read list for now and just know they are there if I want them later? How do you handle books like this for your own record-keeping/rating/managing?
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