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View Poll Results: If you have a large collection, have you read every book?
I have read every book 24 8.92%
I have not read every book, but I plan to 157 58.36%
I am not concerned with reading every book, I just like collecting 69 25.65%
I do not have a large collection 9 3.35%
Other 10 3.72%
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Old 12-08-2011, 12:13 PM   #46
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Please, Harry. Do your green thing and make it go away. Sheesh. Dredging up an ancient thread to brag about stolen books to this forum? That is so many different ways of wrong...
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Old 12-08-2011, 12:16 PM   #47
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I've got 2,800 ebooks in my Stanza library (collected since 2008 containing a mix of novels, short stories and fanfiction). Yes, I've read every one of them as I tend delete a title if I don't like it. My actual calibre library contains 3,200 titles, so it appears I've finished reading 87.5%. The other 12.5% will forever remain unread as those are the titles I couldn't stand (and I don't have high standards to begin with).
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Old 12-08-2011, 12:19 PM   #48
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Old 12-08-2011, 12:44 PM   #49
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I may not have 500 ebooks, but I have a large fraction of that number. And with the exception of the free ones that came pre-loaded, and ones I started and after a chapter or two decided I didn't like them, I've read every one.

In fact I don't buy a book to read later; I buy it, read it, relegate to archive, then buy another.
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Old 12-08-2011, 12:47 PM   #50
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huh, going on two years later and I think I have even more unread books.
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Old 12-08-2011, 02:10 PM   #51
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Old 12-08-2011, 02:36 PM   #52
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Since it was not mentioned where he got them....not sure it should be of consern to anyone.
I have about 500 so far! About 300 were books read in HB the PB formate & I sure I soon get around to reading them in eFormat! Or I would not have purchsed them ...again! I also read library ebooks & listen to Audio but no clue how many!
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Old 12-08-2011, 04:26 PM   #53
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I (still) have over a 1000 in my paper library that I have Read. I said still, because some did not come home after lending
On top of those, 30+ years of Analog S F & F.
Thanks to Project Gutenburg, I have collected some of the ebook versions of books I read from my Parents Library while growing up.
Baen free Library overlaps the paper versions and feeds my addiction
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Old 12-08-2011, 04:50 PM   #54
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I took the poll thinking about my Physical Book collection. I do not know how many I have since I have never counted them. I keep every book I have ever bought. and have been doing so since I was a child so that is over 40 years of buying books. I have one large walk in closet that is converted into a library and the paper back bookcases are double filled and even stacked on the edges. Every room in my house has bookcases and all are filled. I would hate to see where I would be if I had not switched over to ebooks.
It is a good thing my wife likes to read too.
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Old 12-10-2011, 12:41 PM   #55
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I also have some e-book replacements of paper books, and some classics that 'every library should have' that I haven't read in e-format. And I grab book specials that I may or may not get around to, but grab them when they're free/cheap.
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Old 12-10-2011, 03:08 PM   #56
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I'm an ebook hoarder, and a pbook hoarder. For my pbooks, the intent was to read every single one of them, since I paid money for them, but I still have hundreds, perhaps more that I still haven't read. Now that I read ebooks almost exclusively, I don't know whether I will still attempt to read all of the pbooks, or even if I will attempt to scan & OCR them. For ebooks, I intend to read everything I've paid for, but I get a lot of freebies as well which I may never get around to reading. The big problem with the large library is that it does make it harder to decide what to read next.
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Old 12-10-2011, 03:11 PM   #57
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Device: Just a whole bunch. I guess I am a collector now.
Most of the books I have I read years ago, and sometimes reread.
A few I have had to digitize e myself. Others I rebuy, or get when there is a promotion.

I am now reading tons of classics and public domain books that I was always going to get around to "Someday."

Credence Clearwater Revival was wrong. Someday does come.

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Old 12-12-2011, 11:36 AM   #58
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I have 800+ ebooks. About 90 unread. A lot of the books I've read were read in the paper version and just replaced when the ebook version was released. Do those count as read? I don't download even free books unless I think I'll want to read them. I really haven't got a lot of freebies. I don't much care for classics, erotica, business books or christian fiction. Most of the free books are in those genres.
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Old 12-12-2011, 04:58 PM   #59
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I "collected" well over 1,000 ebooks, where the majority of them were classics, and my intention was to read them all. I now know that this is never going to happen. I've read some of them, but quite frankly a lot of them are boring. I now try to read at least one classic a year, but that's it.
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Old 12-13-2011, 04:56 AM   #60
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I "collected" well over 1,000 ebooks, where the majority of them were classics, and my intention was to read them all. I now know that this is never going to happen. I've read some of them, but quite frankly a lot of them are boring. I now try to read at least one classic a year, but that's it.
Once reading become a chore, I'll quit. Which is why I don't do those "read x books a year" things. Or read books because people think I should read them... Which is also why I'll always have books in my library that I might not even read! (at least, not in this life time...)
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