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Old 09-14-2013, 04:57 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by Apache View Post
I read every free moment I have. I have always done this and if anything it has increased with ebooks. 100 books is nothing for me, even if we were limiting it to per year.
Me too. I have always carried a book & flashlight with me wherever I go. Now, with books on my iPhone, I don't need the flashlight. I read between 120 and 160 books a year. But only 20% of them are electronic books. I participate in an online book-swapping group, so paper books still make up the majority of my reading -- a swapped paperback is still cheaper than the Kindle version.

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I am glad that most people here read more than 100 per year but are we the minority?
Don't know if we're the *minority*, but we are a specific community of readers and the expectation is that we would read more books a year than the general population. (Similarly, you'd expect the IQ of a group of PhDs to be higher than the general population. The bell curve has a different mean.)

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My answer would unfortunately have to be zero.
I haven't gotten one e-Book with covers yet.
Ah -- but that's why I put a cover on my K3. I can honestly say I read my e-books from cover to cover.

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"Cover to cover" this year alone 142. This includes audiobooks, as I don't track them separately.

I started reading ebooks in 2002 on my first Pocket PC, but owning a dedicated eink device has significantly increased the amount of books I read per year.
So far this year I've read 102 books. 66 were paper books, 29 electronic, and 7 audio. As I mentioned, I'm in an online book swapping group. I also set a goal of reading more books from the library this year -- and my library does not offer electronic books.

I bought my first e-ink device in January 2008, the original Kindle. I had tried reading books from Baen's free library on my PC, but couldn't enjoy reading on the monitor. The Kindle was enough like a traditional paper book that it posed no problem adapting. And, because I could load it up with several books that I wanted to read, it has been very convenient to carry with me on trips.
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