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Old 10-09-2012, 08:40 AM   #46
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I find that Goodreads helps me with "finding" a book I may have had an interest in.
I'll come across a book, a freebie, and then look it up on Goodreads, and realize, oh, I had this on a "want to read" category, and voila...

The reverse is true, I'll come across a book on Goodreads that "looks interesting", then I'll search in my library to see if I already have it, and voila, it was a download I hadn't paid much attention to until reading some blurb caught my interest...

I don't find "browsing" on my reader any more clunky than when I had a physical book that I had read while putting clothes in the drier, and then misplace it because the children dumped their laundry all over it, and come close to putting it in the washing machine
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:12 PM   #47
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Same for me. Part of the appeal of an e-reader for me is having my entire library that I can take with me wherever I go, whatever I'm in the mood to read (or re-read).

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I have a little over 2000 on my Nook Color. I like to have them all there because I never know what I want to read next and I like to read books over and over.
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:40 PM   #48
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Not my entire library, but currently 300 on my DX. Sometimes I have 1/2 dozen going at the same time.
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:07 PM   #49
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I have about five ebooks on mine right now ... and I'm overdue for a cleanup and feeling a bit cluttered to tell the truth.
I know the feeling. I usually have less than 10 books on mine.
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:28 PM   #50
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:33 PM   #51
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Do you guys managed to complete a book in one sitting or do you get tempted to switch books halfway?

It gets very tempting for me, when I have so many books stored in the device that I want to read. Sometimes I yearn for the old days when all I had was one book on a flight and I had no choice but to finish it properly.
It's rare for me to finish a book without opening another unless the book is really excellent. I did recently read Half Way Home by Howey on my kindle and the newest hardback by Flint/Gannon.
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:14 PM   #52
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My Sony PRS-505 I put as many books on it as it will hold.

My Kindle has all of the books that I've purchased from Amazon, minus the ones that I have read. I have been reading my books in the order that I aquired them and my device preserves that order while the archive does not. I have not filled it up yet.

My Sony T1 only has the books I'm reading at the moment. It is *supposed* to replace my 505, but it does not organize my books the same way and I actually prefer the way the 505 manages my books compared to either of my newer readers, so I use the 505 to decide what to read and then I upload only that book -- or series -- to the T1.
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:16 PM   #53
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Do you guys managed to complete a book in one sitting or do you get tempted to switch books halfway?
I read one and only one book on each reader, but I have multiple readers and multiple books going on at the same time.
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:55 PM   #54
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I have somewhere in the 800-1000 range on my kindle, which is basically most of the books that I have that I'd ever consider rereading, and books that I haven't read yet that I do want to read. My wife's kind had about 3200 on it, but we were having some issues with it rebooting a lot, and taking forever to do so, so we've just cleaned it down into the 800 range also.

I like having everything I might want to read on the kindle. To me, that's part of the point in having it.

While I normally do read all the way through a book before moving on to some, sometimes I just get in a mood where I just don't want to finish reading whatever it is I started, and will move on. And sometimes I've started a book that I decided was just so bad, I didn't see the point in finishing it.
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:41 PM   #55
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I have about 1200 books on my Kindle and all are unread. I only keep unread books on my Kindle, not my entire library. Once done reading, I go into Calibre mark book as READ with the date and delete off my Kindle.
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Old 10-11-2012, 04:02 PM   #56
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I have 113 on my Kindle. It's all the ebooks I have. I don't delete any of them. I don't like the thought of not having them all with me. It's like how you need to know where your kids are at all times, to know they're safe. I have a sickness.
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:33 AM   #57
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Old 10-13-2012, 03:39 AM   #58
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I just got my new Paperwhite a couple of days ago, and after still having 195 unread book on my old Kindle 3 (which represented only a part of all the unread books I have), I was determined to keep the book count on the Paperwhite low.

A few hours later, I realised I'd already put a good fifty books on it...

Sigh. Good intentions, and all that. I expect it'll end up just as cluttered as my K3 was, simply because I can never decide what to read next and I have a lot of books that sound about equal (i.e. "things that sound sort of interesting", not "omg must read now"), and I constantly change my mind about what I want to read next, so I do prefer to have a reasonably big selection of different things at hand.

I keep all my books in Calibre, so at least I've got good about deleting/removing the books I've read from the actual Kindle immediately after finishing them, with the exception of a handful of books I always want to keep at hand.
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Old 10-13-2012, 05:53 AM   #59
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I keep the current book I'm reading and 5 to 10 on my TBR list. Even though I can, I see no need to carry my entire library. I have a wi-fi K4 and if I'm out of town and feel in the pinch to download something else, I'll go get a cup of coffee and sit in a starbucks for a minute.
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Old 10-13-2012, 06:03 AM   #60
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I keep around 20 books on each device. When I've finished a book I usually delete it (if possible). Apart from my next few "planned" reads I keep a selection of non-fiction and short story collections of different kinds on the device so there's always something to fit the moment at hand.
If I had hundreds of books on my device there's a risk I'd just spend my time going through the library over and over trying to decide, instead of actually reading. I know myself well enough to avoid at least some of the things I deal badly with...
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