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Old 01-04-2022, 12:51 PM   #5716
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I was able to reduce my TBR list by only buying books if the TBR was under my Dec. 2020 numbers. I also bought no fiction since I already had quite a stockpile of unread books.

Now I'm at the point where I really need to think thrice before buying non-fiction. NO history books covering events after 167BC! Or Egypt. NO science books covering topics where I have unread books! NO new translations of classics if I already have a well regarded, modern translation I haven't read. NO travel books or memoirs when I've only read one last year.
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Old 01-05-2022, 03:44 AM   #5717
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I started this thread, and have found it useful. But sometimes I also marvel that we now have such ready access to reading material that the problem is not finding too much.
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Old 01-05-2022, 12:59 PM   #5718
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I started this thread, and have found it useful. But sometimes I also marvel that we now have such ready access to reading material that the problem is not finding too much.
Its not about finding, its about hoarding. Very big distinction.
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Old 01-05-2022, 01:11 PM   #5719
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Its not about finding, its about hoarding. Very big distinction.
If you have read all your books does it qualify as hoarding?

And in response to a PM questioning my reading stats, see the attached image. Note that those numbers included several re-reads.
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Old 01-05-2022, 01:56 PM   #5720
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If you have read all your books does it qualify as hoarding?

And in response to a PM questioning my reading stats, see the attached image. Note that those numbers included several re-reads.
On average, 90 minutes per 372 page book, 15 seconds per page. Evelyn Wood would be proud.
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Old 01-05-2022, 02:45 PM   #5721
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On average, 90 minutes per 372 page book, 15 seconds per page. Evelyn Wood would be proud.
Not certain about that but since my earliest memories of reading, I've been a fast reader. One of those nasty people who skew the bell curve.
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Old 01-05-2022, 02:49 PM   #5722
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Not certain about that but since my earliest memories of reading, I've been a fast reader. One of those nasty people who skew the bell curve.
Well, that's what the numbers work out to. I had Jethro confirm the cyphering for me.
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Old 01-05-2022, 04:29 PM   #5723
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If you have read all your books does it qualify as hoarding?

And in response to a PM questioning my reading stats, see the attached image. Note that those numbers included several re-reads.
I'm very curious what a page looks like. Since that's 14.5 seconds a page.
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Old 01-05-2022, 09:42 PM   #5724
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If you have read all your books does it qualify as hoarding?

And in response to a PM questioning my reading stats, see the attached image. Note that those numbers included several re-reads.
Well, generally the users in this thread are buying more than they can ever read. You are somewhat of a statistical outlier, I would think.
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Old 01-05-2022, 10:07 PM   #5725
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Well, generally the users in this thread are buying more than they can ever read. You are somewhat of a statistical outlier, I would think.
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Old 01-06-2022, 09:44 AM   #5726
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If you have read all your books does it qualify as hoarding?
Hoarders hoard whether they read or use the things they hoard. One man's junk is another's hoard.
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Old 01-06-2022, 12:44 PM   #5727
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If you have read all your books does it qualify as hoarding?
Only if they are paper books taking up space and not being reread. For e-content, it is no longer an issue after being read, IMHO.

So far, 2 books purchased on deep discount that are part of series already reading.

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Old 01-06-2022, 02:53 PM   #5728
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Only if they are paper books taking up space and not being reread. For e-content, it is no longer an issue after being read, IMHO.
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