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Old 06-15-2011, 10:34 AM   #241
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I just failed again on step 2.
Oh dear. What was it this time? I don't suppose it was a "this hour only, 80% discount" kind of deal... Have you finished that book you bought yesterday yet?

If you don't have to buy an ebook now for some very good reason (like a limited time 80% discount), just add it to your Amazon (or other retailer)'s wishlist. It'll still be there to buy when you've got through a few more of your TBR pile.

After all, you want to read all the books on your TBR pile. You wouldn't have bought them if they weren't of interest. That new book that you haven't bought yet is unlikely to be better than every one of the books you have already bought.

Remember: "The other Shaltanac's joopleberry shrub is always a more mauve-y shade of pinky russet." And by the time you've remembered that, perhaps you'll be able to resist the pull of the next shiny new ebook you come across!
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:36 AM   #242
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Now there's a sensible pledge. I'm sure you can do it. It's what I'm going for too.

It's now been nine days since I bought an ebook!
Of course now there is the 3rd book out in a series I've been reading and now I'm jonesing. But I will be strong.
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:38 AM   #243
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Just checking in. I have not purchased in 5 days.

I've also only grabbed a couple of freebies in the last few days. That could be because I'm in middle of overhauling and sectioning my calibre library into multiple libraries. I'm trying to get it all set up so that when the Pandigital gets here (they finally shipped it!) the content server will be ready for my roommate.

I recommend a calibre library overhaul for anyone who has trouble holding onto the idea that they have too many ebooks. Organizing them all (in my case, again) really gives you an accurate picture of the size of the monster you've created. Plus, you'll be reminded of all those great books that seemed so interesting but got lost in the TBR pile months ago.
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:44 AM   #244
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Just checking in. I have not purchased in 5 days.
That's a good sign, I mean, no? ...
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:45 AM   #245
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Of course now there is the 3rd book out in a series I've been reading and now I'm jonesing. But I will be strong.
You have lots of other books you want to read. It'll still be there in July. Add it to a wish list, and forget it until July.
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:45 AM   #246
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Oh dear. What was it this time? I don't suppose it was a "this hour only, 80% discount" kind of deal... Have you finished that book you bought yesterday yet?
Nah. I paid full price

If I don't buy anything there is no reason for me to show up and no reason for you to talk to me. So I HAVE to buy ebooks. I have no friends, you know.
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:55 AM   #247
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If I don't buy anything there is no reason for me to show up and no reason for you to talk to me. So I HAVE to buy ebooks. I have no friends, you know.
Now that's one of the most original book-buying excuses I've heard yet.
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Old 06-15-2011, 11:02 AM   #248
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HÄH??? What do you mean by restricted?

Anyway, JSWolf, you owe me! I was so agitated I had to buy an ebook! 99cents, but nonetheless
I'll send you a 15% off on new eBooks from Fictionwise if that helps.

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Old 06-15-2011, 11:04 AM   #249
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Would a pbook buyer also be welcome here? Since geographic restrictions have pretty much put a huge damper on my ebook purchasing I've resorted to pbook acquisition on a massive scale. Case in point - my latest book haul.
First we'll convert you to eBooks and then we'll keep you from buying them. Or is it we'll keep you buying them? I'm not really sure.
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Old 06-15-2011, 11:06 AM   #250
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I just joined a book lending group on Goodreads. Maybe that will help me with the urge to buy everything. It can't hurt!
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Old 06-15-2011, 11:09 AM   #251
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12 steps? Weird. Just two steps here:

1. Realise you have a problem.
2. Stop buying ebooks for a while.

It's more then that....

1. You don't think you have a problem
2. Someone else has to convince you that you have a problem
3. You have to finally realize that you do have a problem.
4. You have to slow down by starting off not buying anything beyond $7.99.
5. Then you have to go to $6.
6. Then you have to go to $5.
7. Then you have to go to $4.
8. Then you have to go to $3.
9. Then you have to go to $2.
10. Then you have to go to $1.
11. Then you have to go to less then $1.
12. Then you have to just stop and you cannot get any free eBooks if they are part of a series as then you'll have to get the others if you like it. So no free eBooks in a series.

See, 12 steps.
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What series?
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Old 06-15-2011, 11:11 AM   #253
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I have to go read The Maltese Falcon so I can forget about buying eBooks for a while. One thing that helps is realizing how many in LRF I have and have to convert to ePub.
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Old 06-15-2011, 11:42 AM   #254
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What series?
Julia London's Cedar Spring series. Something straddling the fence(s) between romance, chick lit, and women's fiction.

I will survive. I have a lot of science fiction queued up from Baen
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First we'll convert you to eBooks and then we'll keep you from buying them. Or is it we'll keep you buying them? I'm not really sure.
Well, I don't need converting to ebooks. I love ebooks as well, I've got more than 300 ebooks from the good old Fictionwise days. It's just that at the moment I'm not really buying ebooks. Guess that's one thing geo-restrictions is good for.
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