|View Poll Results: How many unread ebooks do you own?|
|It's not my fault. I'm obsessive/compulsive.||11||20.37%|
|It's not my fault. I'm excessive/compulsive.||13||24.07%|
|I'm too scared to count them and find out!||8||14.81%|
|Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 54. You may not vote on this poll|
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|06-17-2009, 11:20 PM||#17|
Join Date: Aug 2007
Device: Paperwhite, Kindle 3 (retired), Skindle 1.2 (retired)
I have quite a few unread freebies but the only books I haven't read that I've purchased are the two I'm reading right now. The only time I've bought books without sampling first is when I was out of the US. Amazon samples seem to usually be around 30-50 pages so that's a good indication of whether I'll like the book. I don't really have an incentive to buy without sampling since I don't leave the country all that often.
|06-17-2009, 11:53 PM||#18|
Join Date: Mar 2008
Device: Galaxy S, Nook w/CM7
|06-18-2009, 12:05 AM||#19|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: rural Illinois, USA
Device: Sony PRS-700 (traded in), Sony PRS-650
Sorry, but I messed up my vote.
I thought it said "including freebies" , so I voted over 100, but I have purchased at least ten or more. If someone can fix my voting error, I'd be much obliged! And, I don't buy any that I don't intend to read.
|06-18-2009, 12:24 AM||#20|
That guy, no not that guy
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Alberta, Canada
Device: PRS600 Red
I voted in the 25-50 but I have been picking up ebooks for a while now but have no reader to read them on. So that may skew the results slightly. To answer any possible questions, No I can not read on an LCD screen. i.e. my pc monitor! My optometrist that did my laser eye surgery gave me very strict instructions to stay away from prolonged small print reading on lcd/crt monitors. He told me that it would do serious long term damage to the cells in my eyes. So until I can find a new job I will keep collection ebooks so that when I get my reader I will have plenty to read.
|06-18-2009, 02:04 AM||#21|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Device: AVTN8; BBMini; Onyx Boox T68; SGN8
|06-18-2009, 06:27 AM||#22|
The Grand Mouse 高貴的老鼠
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Norfolk, England
Device: NOOK ST GlowLight
we seem to split between those who only buy what they want to read when they want it (the 1-10 group) and those who buy /lots/ in advance (the 100+ group). There aren't many people who fall in the middle.
I suppose it makes sense. If you tend to buy just a few more than you can read each month, they soon pile up high. While if you only buy when you want to read it, you'll never accumulate a backlog.
|06-18-2009, 08:45 AM||#23|
Enjoying the show....
Join Date: Jun 2008
Device: A K1, Kindle Paperwhite, an Ipod, IPad2, Iphone, an Ipad Mini & macAir
|06-18-2009, 10:15 PM||#24|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Cabramatta, Sydney, Australia
Device: Aura H2O, Voyage
More than 100
If I hadn't bought some of these unread books at the time they'd probably be on the 'not available in your geographic area' list by now.
I need to buy them when they come up for sale or I'd forget 5 minutes later. I can remember poems I learned in infant school but not where I put my mobile 5 minutes ago. (That's why I have 2 mobiles. So I can use the 2nd one to ring the first and find it.)
Yes, I'll read them all one day - if I live long enough and don't buy another stack.
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