Originally Posted by ficbot
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.
If you've read a book, what difference would it make if it is in paper format or e-book format?
You've read the book, period.
So I would say "yes" , you can, and should, rate it.
Now............when you get around to re-reading it, and you find your opinion has changed, you can always go back and change your tag.