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Old 09-25-2020, 05:38 PM   #1
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Fall audiobook clear-out!

I've just been going through my "pile" of audiobooks and zapping dozens of them into the ether. I started with my SYNC books, eliminating more than half of them that I have absolutely no interest in ever reading (but they were FREE!). It was QUITE satisfying.

I still need to go through a lot of the freebies I indiscriminately acquired from Random House and Tantor when they were being generous. I'll probably weed out a lot of Audible books as well, though of course those deletions won't be permanent.

It's somewhat time-consuming, since I look up each title before disappearing it or saving it, but it will make it easier in the future to find which books I actually want to read.
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Old 09-26-2020, 08:49 AM   #2
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That's why I use calibre for my audiobooks. I also use the book app with categories (Audible added categories a few months ago). I have one category called up_next that has 5 or 6 books that I know I want to listen to and another category called unread that I put all my books I haven't listened to yet.

I'm a lot more ruthless about discarding audiobooks (from the unread stack, I don't actually remove them from my computer) than I am with ebooks.
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That's why I use calibre for my audiobooks. I also use the book app with categories (Audible added categories a few months ago). I have one category called up_next that has 5 or 6 books that I know I want to listen to and another category called unread that I put all my books I haven't listened to yet.

I'm a lot more ruthless about discarding audiobooks (from the unread stack, I don't actually remove them from my computer) than I am with ebooks.
It wasn't a question of organization; it was a question of clutter. I was never going to read some of the freebies; even a bunch of the ones I kept are iffy, but at least possible.

My audiobooks are fairly well organized without Calibre--I keep them all in the same folder with subfolders by author.
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My audiobooks are fairly well organized without Calibre--I keep them all in the same folder with subfolders by author.
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Old 09-26-2020, 05:01 PM   #5
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I've been keeping my audios in two folders, "probably" and "maybe" (more or less).
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It wasn't a question of organization; it was a question of clutter. I was never going to read some of the freebies; even a bunch of the ones I kept are iffy, but at least possible.

My audiobooks are fairly well organized without Calibre--I keep them all in the same folder with subfolders by author.
Isn't organization how one handles clutter? I guess there are those self help books that say that you should throw out anything you haven't used in the last week, or some such thing, but I never bought into that philosophy. I'm by nature a packrat. I did throw out most of my VHS tapes a couple of years ago.
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Isn't organization how one handles clutter? I guess there are those self help books that say that you should throw out anything you haven't used in the last week, or some such thing, but I never bought into that philosophy. I'm by nature a packrat. I did throw out most of my VHS tapes a couple of years ago.
Unless you start tossing stuff when you organize, you're just rearranging clutter. I'm also a pack rat by nature. I still keep way more stuff than most people would, but I've made myself let go of a lot.
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