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Old 09-06-2013, 12:29 PM   #61
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I started off by wanting to put all my books on my Kindle, but it didn't seem that the device worked as well when it was fully loaded with "stuff".

Now, I have more books than could fit in Kindle memory anyway so it's become a bit moot.

Now I just load the next few books on and a bunch of indie samples and short stories if I want a break from my current novel. I don't usually have the problem of not knowing what I'm going to read next as I always have my reads planned. I don't always stick 100% to the same order or books on all occasions, but I can't remember being stuck. Even so, I have my Amazon cloud library, my offsite storage and my Android phone works as a wifi hotspot. There wouldn't be too many occasions where I'm left in the lurch.
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Old 09-06-2013, 12:31 PM   #62
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You know what CDO is, right?
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OCD? Oh yes, I know.
Yes, CDO is OCD, but with the letters properly arranged in the correct alphabetical order.
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Old 09-06-2013, 12:40 PM   #63
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Old 09-06-2013, 12:41 PM   #64
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Yes, CDO is OCD, but with the letters properly arranged in the correct alphabetical order.
LOL. I should have known that wasn't a typo.
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Old 09-06-2013, 12:44 PM   #65
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I keep almost all of my books on my reader, mostly because I re-read my books and I don't always know what I'm going to be in the mood for so I like to have as much variety as possible to choose from.

I also admit to being a bit of a hoarder with my ebooks. I just like knowing they are always with me
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Old 09-06-2013, 01:07 PM   #66
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I keep all my ebooks on my 4 year old reader (liseuse). Aound 1500 or so. Runs OpenInkPot, no problem with volume.

I also keep them on a backup micro sd in my car, along with a copy of my music library. Total of 4 chips in a credit card sized holder, plus a Sansa player. If I'm suddenly on the lam, I'm still covered...(Cue Al Stewart's Running Man.)

Why not, flash is cheap....

(and yes, I have other backups, on and off site...)
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Old 09-06-2013, 01:08 PM   #67
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Yeah, but when you sleep are you a multi-napper or a long-snoozer?
Both. I start off with a short armchair nap and then retire to the bedroom for the medium-long(-ish) snooze.
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Old 09-06-2013, 01:17 PM   #68
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You don't "shuffle-read" books, changing it every 5 minutes, or even every 75 minutes.
I beg your pardon...

I'm currently reading six books, pretty much simultaneously. Ok, not changing every 5 minutes, but at least every few hours. Doesn't everybody???
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Old 09-06-2013, 01:30 PM   #69
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I keep almost all of my books on my reader, mostly because I re-read my books and I don't always know what I'm going to be in the mood for so I like to have as much variety as possible to choose from.

I also admit to being a bit of a hoarder with my ebooks. I just like knowing they are always with me
This, exactly.
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Old 09-06-2013, 01:30 PM   #70
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I beg your pardon...

I'm currently reading six books, pretty much simultaneously. Ok, not changing every 5 minutes, but at least every few hours. Doesn't everybody???
I think you might need some help. This could get dangerous...



There you go. Just report to your nearest doctor.

You're welcome

LOL, no... I sometimes read two books at once (one in a series, one separate), but never three or more.
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Old 09-06-2013, 01:33 PM   #71
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I'm currently reading six books, pretty much simultaneously. Ok, not changing every 5 minutes, but at least every few hours. Doesn't everybody???
You must be deadly with the remote!!!
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Old 09-06-2013, 01:35 PM   #72
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I keep all mine on my Kobo(s) (2000+ books). If I suddenly get the mood to read something, or I just need to look something up in one of my books, I have them there. I have the storage, why not use it?
Plus I don't use anyone's "ecosystem", so all my books are always offline anyway.
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Old 09-06-2013, 01:36 PM   #73
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I beg your pardon...

I'm currently reading six books, pretty much simultaneously. Ok, not changing every 5 minutes, but at least every few hours. Doesn't everybody???
I only read one book at a time. I think I finish them faster that way than if I read multiple books and I would have too many things to keep track of otherwise. Kudos to you though if you can do that!
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Old 09-06-2013, 03:33 PM   #74
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Library Petting: to love, or gaze lovingly at; to virtually "stroke" the spines of all your ebooks with near reverence; to lose oneself in the vast array of artwork; to become consumed with the organization and general curation of your collection; to "wander" the virtual stacks while trailing your hand along the virtual shelves.

I'm only saying that's what I would wind up doing instead of actually reading books (which is the purpose for which I purchased the device). "Look at my library!! IS IT NOT GLORIOUS?!"
I used to do this, and then a few T1 crashes broke me of this on-device. Now, I save that devotion for organizing in Calibre. I'm pretty pleased with myself when everything is nicely tagged, and now the Grid View makes it easy to see if I'm missing the real cover, rather than the nasty fake covers the lazy Big 6 Big 5 use. Now if Dropbox could put a prettier face on the Calibre backend, where I download most of my books as I want, I'd probably be back to Library Petting™ via the cloud.

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I'm currently reading six books, pretty much simultaneously. Ok, not changing every 5 minutes, but at least every few hours. Doesn't everybody???
I'm with you - I generally have 3-5 books going, usually different genres on different devices. Maybe the PW2 will convert me to Amazon's Wonderful Whispersync™ and I won't end up doing that so much, but we'll see.
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Old 09-06-2013, 04:27 PM   #75
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I am very possibly representative of a minority viewpoint on this forum, but I am puzzled by other folks' desire to store thousands of ebooks on their ereaders. I am building my collection and add all my purchases to Calibre, which I backup regularly. But I only keep my to be read books on my ereader, and as I currently have 40 titles on that shelf, I reckon that will keep me in reading material for at least a month.

I am wondering if I am a slow reader, or if other folks have a higher 'must store' threshold than mine?

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I don't know that you are a minority, certainly the major reading apps don't seem to think that people keep more than a hand full of books on their device, otherwise someone would have come out with a meaningful way to organize one's collection. That is the number one wish list item for me, Calibre for my iPad.

I keep all my books on the device because I never really know what I'm going to be in the mood to read. I like to re-read books, some people don't.
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