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Old 04-26-2024, 06:07 PM   #6001
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It's always bundles that scupper my good intentions. Maybe I should just fiddle the figures so I don't count them?
I've done pretty well avoiding bundles unless they are all of a series or a single author. I found as I got older that it was harder to plow through a series. You get through 3-4 books and then go on to something else and maybe return later. I still haven't finished Harry Harrison ebook collection nor the Works of Andre Norton and I bought those in 2011. I'm about 1/2 through each.
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Okay, just to try to stem in my impulse-purchases before they get out of hand, I made myself a rule that after a purchase I need to finish a backlog book before getting another.
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Old 04-29-2024, 06:18 AM   #6003
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I've done pretty well avoiding bundles unless they are all of a series or a single author. I found as I got older that it was harder to plow through a series. You get through 3-4 books and then go on to something else and maybe return later. I still haven't finished Harry Harrison ebook collection nor the Works of Andre Norton and I bought those in 2011. I'm about 1/2 through each.
Well, I caved.

I was in the mood to read the first book next, so I thought I'd better just get on with it.

I'm not sure how I'm going to account for the bundle, yet. I don't know whether I'll just accept that my goals have been sunk, or whether I'll try to adjust them so I still have something to aim for for the rest of the year.

A while ago I came up with the idea to count 1 book per £1 (or part thereof) of the bundle price, and treat the rest as freebies. So if the bundle was, say, £8.50 for 20 books, there would be 9 paid books (8 at £1 and 1 at £0.50) and 11 freebies. I thnk I forgot to apply that to the L E Modesitt Jr bundle last year, and I also think it would still probably sink me with this bundle, since it would be 24 paid books.

To be honest, I don't know if I've had good value from any bundle, so far - I should check my figures. Maybe one or two of the early smaller humble bundles? - but I don't think that's what's driving me here. The money's not really significant. The point is to get a relatively complete library of this thing that I can dip into whenever I want.
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Oops.

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Between some very good survey payouts, the quarterly GST credit, and a sudden decrease in cat food consumption () I... may have splurged a bit more than usual.

This also includes the yearly Kobo VIP freebie and another book redeemed with points. I logged those as 0.00 as I didn't pay anything.
After that... you know, I think 'orgy' might be a fitting use of the word here, I've managed to restrain myself a bit more this month.

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