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Old 06-13-2011, 03:07 PM   #166
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I am Joy and I am an ebook addict.

I can no more resist an interesting-sounding free or cheap (99 cents! practically free!) ebook than I can resist breathing. Neither can I resist full-price books if they sound enticing enough (good author/reviews).

I have about 900 books on my nook (or archived). Probably 1/3 of them are unread as of yet.

My husband says I need to stop reading and talk to him sometime.
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Old 06-13-2011, 03:14 PM   #167
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My husband says I need to stop reading and talk to him sometime.
Is he as interesting as a new book?
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Old 06-13-2011, 03:24 PM   #168
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I am Joy and I am an ebook addict.

I can no more resist an interesting-sounding free or cheap (99 cents! practically free!) ebook than I can resist breathing. Neither can I resist full-price books if they sound enticing enough (good author/reviews).

I have about 900 books on my nook (or archived). Probably 1/3 of them are unread as of yet.

My husband says I need to stop reading and talk to him sometime.
Congratulations on recognising that you have a problem. That's the first step.

Note that those 99¢ ebooks soon add up. And who knows — they might be offered for free sometime between now and when you eventually get around to reading them!

IMO the best option is to take a break from buying ebooks when your unread pile gets above a year or two's worth of reading.

Free ebooks don't count, of course, which makes it a bit easier.

Make a pledge today. For myself, I won't buy another ebook in June. It's now been a week since I bought an ebook.
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Old 06-13-2011, 04:28 PM   #169
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Congratulations on recognising that you have a problem. That's the first step.

Note that those 99¢ ebooks soon add up. And who knows — they might be offered for free sometime between now and when you eventually get around to reading them!

IMO the best option is to take a break from buying ebooks when your unread pile gets above a year or two's worth of reading.

Free ebooks don't count, of course, which makes it a bit easier.

Make a pledge today. For myself, I won't buy another ebook in June. It's now been a week since I bought an ebook.

But...but...:bookwor m: ...OK, _Hammered_ is coming out next month! And also 300 books is not a year or 2 of reading, it is like maybe 6-9 months worth!
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Old 06-13-2011, 04:29 PM   #170
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Is he as interesting as a new book?
Sometimes but not always! I like to when he starts to get annoying
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Old 06-13-2011, 05:54 PM   #171
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But...but...:bookwor m: ...OK, _Hammered_ is coming out next month! And also 300 books is not a year or 2 of reading, it is like maybe 6-9 months worth!
Wow. OK, you have a bit of breathing space. If your TBR lists isn't more than a year's worth of ebooks, I don't think you need worry.

But wow. 300 books in nine months? Last year I got through 160, and I seem to be on track for about 200 this year. But 400 books a year? Have fun!
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Old 06-13-2011, 06:00 PM   #172
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300 books in 9 month... he seems to be annoying quite a bit
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Old 06-13-2011, 06:05 PM   #173
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Note that those 99¢ ebooks soon add up. And who knows — they might be offered for free sometime between now and when you eventually get around to reading them!
Or be available for ebook borrowing from the library, which is happening with a lot of ebooks I own, and have not yet read.....
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Old 06-13-2011, 11:10 PM   #174
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There is no truth to the allegation that I have bought more ebooks to read than I have years left to read them in.

If I pace myself, I only have to live to be 132.
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Old 06-13-2011, 11:36 PM   #175
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I used to work in the book business (for any Vancouverites out there: Duthie's on Robson & UBC Bookstore.) Books were seductive and I accumulated a lot of them. At Duthie's I had a charge account and a discount, and when I left I was a couple of grand in the hole. At the UBC Bookstore, I limited myself to mostly borrowing books--you could sign them out to read them 'gently.' I eventually made a rule for myself that I would not buy a book unless I was going to start reading it that day. I have stuck to it, for the most part. Now I have a mortgage so it is easier to not buy a book. I have been getting great mileage out of all the free books available for the Kindle and enjoying classic reads. I also use the local library; it has a great, online reserve and hold system. Probably 20-plus years in AA has helped me with my resolve as well--lots of things that used to be unmanageable are no longer a problem.
So, my advice to all you bookaholics out there:
If you have a book underway, finish it before you buy another.
Use the library.
Catch up on the classics--for free!
Only buy a book you are actually going to read that same day.
Good luck and remember one day, er, book, at a time.
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Old 06-14-2011, 03:02 AM   #176
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There is no truth to the allegation that I have bought more ebooks to read than I have years left to read them in.

If I pace myself, I only have to live to be 132.


You'd better get a plan B
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Old 06-14-2011, 03:19 AM   #177
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So, my advice to all you bookaholics out there:
If you have a book underway, finish it before you buy another.
Use the library.
Catch up on the classics--for free!
Only buy a book you are actually going to read that same day.
Good luck and remember one day, er, book, at a time.
Problem is, that won't work for a lot of people...

1. No library here that loans ebooks
2. I don't really care about most classics
3. I can read a book one day and decide to read another book the next day without first finishing that first book, because I'm stuck or no longer in the mood...

And I bought my second book of this year, this weekend. It was only 49 euro cents though


But I'm now hovering over the buy button for an Amazon Kindle book, one that I've always wanted since I knew it was out in book form: the Myst books..
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If you can listen to the books like on the Kindle's text to speech you may be able to speed up your reading a bit. Or you could try fitting in some time to read when he's napping (depending on how little he is now). That's how J.K.Rowling wrote her 1st HP book. She'd wait for her daughter to go to sleep and then write so I imagine a person could do the same while reading.
I started getting into audiobooks so that made it a bit easier. He's 2 and naps are a hit or miss but we have a "quiet/nap time" where we just lay in bed regardless and I usually read or listen to an audiobook there. I also read/listen while putting him down for the night and until my own bedtime.

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Or be available for ebook borrowing from the library, which is happening with a lot of ebooks I own, and have not yet read.....
The only problem I have with libraries is that I tend to be in a mood for a certain book (or at least certain type of book) and there has been many times where a book on my waiting list becomes available but I just don't feel like reading it. I wish it had a "come back to me" option and not just "take it now or get back to the end of the line".
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If I pace myself, I only have to live to be 132.
As David Marseilles said to me, "Mortality sucks."
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As David Marseilles said to me, "Mortality sucks."
But immortality must be rather boring. And imagine your mom and mother in law or even worse your stepmother would be immortal too

Nah. This concept does not do for me.
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