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Old 01-04-2017, 08:28 AM   #4066
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I'm trying to be good so decided to revisit the classics. Bought "Kidnapped" and its companion "Catriona" and enjoyed them immensely...cost zero and I'm feeling rather smug.
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Old 01-04-2017, 03:45 PM   #4067
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I'm trying to be good so decided to revisit the classics. Bought "Kidnapped" and its companion "Catriona" and enjoyed them immensely...cost zero and I'm feeling rather smug.
I like both immensely. My (very carefully proofed) omnibus version is available at MobileRead. ePub Mobi/Kindle
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Old 01-05-2017, 02:33 PM   #4068
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Purchased more ebooks with Harlequin my rewards coupons and I plan to purchase more. Well, at least I'm not spending any money.
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Old 01-07-2017, 11:12 AM   #4069
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II'm delighted to announce that I haven't bought anything in 2017 so far.
We're a week into the New Year, and I still haven't bought anything (except subscriptions).

I did get and read a freebie (alas, only average).

It all depends on whether a special offer comes up for something on my wishlist. Until it does, I'm intending to keep a clean slate.
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Old 01-07-2017, 11:23 AM   #4070
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We're a week into the New Year, and I still haven't bought anything (except subscriptions).

I did get and read a freebie (alas, only average).

It all depends on whether a special offer comes up for something on my wishlist. Until it does, I'm intending to keep a clean slate.
I haven't bought anything yet, either, and I have the same intention. I did consider the $5 Google coupon and if there had been something on my wishlist for six or seven bucks, I'd probably have used it. Alas, I have expensive tastes, it seems, but they kept me clean.

And, one week into the year and I've reduced my TBR by two! The third book I finished was a PD/audiobook pairing, which doesn't count.
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Old 01-07-2017, 12:20 PM   #4071
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So I am joining the ranks of those who admit they have a book buying problem I am setting a 2017 goal of not spending more than R1 000 (South African Rand - that would be able to buy about 3 new paper books, or about 4 or 5 ebooks). It's not really about the money. I just have so many unread books (more so since getting an ereader) and it is silly to keeping buying lots of new books when so many are waiting to be read. Let's see how I go.
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Old 01-07-2017, 01:03 PM   #4072
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Welcome to the thread. It is a hard struggle, but it must be done. If I could get my TBR down to 100 or so, I'd be happy. It's currently ten times that.
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Old 01-07-2017, 02:19 PM   #4073
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I foresee two purchases in my future. We have the Google $5 credit plus I received a Kobo 90% off code. What's a guy to do?

At least these will help me maintain my annual $500 budget.
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Old 01-07-2017, 02:39 PM   #4074
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Purchased the Star Trek book of the month. I'm still allowed to do that. But no more until next month!
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Old 01-08-2017, 06:38 AM   #4075
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While updating my calibre database with the date I finished reading books over the past few years*, I found one book that I'd read, but NOT marked as read in calibre!

That means my TBR is actually one book lower than at the start of the year! Excellent!

Of course, if I want this happy situation to continue and improve, I'll have to be good about not buying any more for a while...





*I've finished 2010-2013, only 2014-2016 to go!
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Old 01-11-2017, 09:14 PM   #4076
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While updating my calibre database with the date I finished reading books over the past few years*, I found one book that I'd read, but NOT marked as read in calibre!

That means my TBR is actually one book lower than at the start of the year! Excellent!

*I've finished 2010-2013, only 2014-2016 to go!
It gives me joy to see you so excited over one book. . Congrats on finishing the MUCH older collection. I'll be finishing my 2008-2011 collection of unread/unlistened to books this year. 2012 has a ton of books....that will be daunting. I did buy 2 book/audiobook whispersync combos, but they are quite short. Finished one already (it's on breaking bad habits ). The other is on decluttering which is about 3 hours long and can be done while I'm cleaning tomorrow. Yay!
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Old 01-12-2017, 05:10 AM   #4077
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Perhaps I've given the wrong impression. I've entered dates in my calibre database for when I finished the books I read in 2010-2013. But I do still have purchased but unread books from July 2008 and onwards....

I'm going to try to either read or discard all my 2008 unread ebooks this year. But that's not one of my Reading Challenge goals.
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Old 01-14-2017, 04:07 PM   #4078
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I got a 90% off coupon from Kobo and I'm pretty sure (make that absolutely sure) I explicitly excepted that from my "no purchases" resolve. So I spent a fair amount of time and thought and settled on an enticing $40 book as the best use for the coupon. Which doesn't work.

Ah, Kobo, helping me keep my resolutions in spite of myself!
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Old 01-15-2017, 05:57 AM   #4079
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Good for Kobo!

Ummm... no, bad Kobo!

I'm confused.

But I agree that 90% off coupons should not be resisted (for ebooks on your wishlists).
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But I agree that 90% off coupons should not be resisted (for ebooks on your wishlists).
My problem there is that I've got around 400 ebooks on my wishlists, so that's not much of a limitation...
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