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#5281  DrNefario 06-02-2020, 04:23 AM
I quite often put the monthly deal books on my wishlist and then take the whole month to decide whether to buy them. I bought one at about 10pm on the 31st. And maybe shouldn't have. I'm not doing so well on the "read everything I buy" front, either, and this was yet another fantasy book for the huge pile of unread fantasy books. I probably could have managed without it.

On the other hand, I have only bought 14 books so far, and the most expensive was £2.54. I could afford to be a bit more generous supporting the industry during this crisis.
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#5282  pdurrant 06-02-2020, 04:25 AM
Quote DrNefario
On the other hand, I have only bought 14 books so far, and the most expensive was £2.54. I could afford to be a bit more generous supporting the industry during this crisis.
This month or this year?

(And I'm actually serious. There have been months where I've bought more than 14 books by now.)


If this year, that's doing pretty well. I'm up to 32 bought this year, four of them this month. Of the 28 bought Jan-May, I've read all but six, and those six are all books in series where I haven't goy that far in the series yet.
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#5283  DrNefario 06-03-2020, 03:43 PM
Sorry, yes, this year. It's good, but I've only read 30 books, so with my target of reading twice what I buy I'm still only one book from the limit. (I've had an absolute ton of freebies, too, so it's a good thing I'm not worrying about those this year.)
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#5284  issybird 06-03-2020, 04:00 PM
I’ve bought fifteen books this year, although that counts two different translations of War and Peace as one book. I figured it as one book, as I was only going to read it once, although I did some back-and-forthing. And, yay me! I’ve finished. So I’ve caught up through March and am reading my April purchases.
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#5285  Fbone 06-03-2020, 06:53 PM
I purchased three books this year for a total of $10.97 reading just one.
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#5286  PurpleStar 06-04-2020, 12:37 AM
I haven't been reading as much recently so I haven't bought many e-books. Maybe that's the secret!!
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#5287  HLS 06-07-2020, 06:15 PM
I still buy too much but I just deleted 40 cheap or free books out of my library that i know I will never read.
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#5288  Tarana 06-07-2020, 07:05 PM
I haven't bought an ebook for 7 days. It's hard. Great deals, but it has to be part of one of my series or phenomenal. With audiobooks, I have bought none for 7 days also, but did receive 3 free ones.

My audiobook TBR has been inching up because I've been relistening to two series in anticipation of new books being released. Almost done, so I have a chance of meeting my lower TBR goal yet before the end of the year.
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#5289  DNSB 06-07-2020, 09:09 PM
So far in 2020, I've added ~200 ebooks to my collection including 19 for the first week of June. Some of those have been Baen bundle and Grantville Gazette purchases while others have been filling out my F&SF collection. Sadly, only 8 books in my calibre library don't have a Finished tag.
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#5290  PurpleStar 06-07-2020, 11:59 PM
Quote DNSB
So far in 2020, I've added ~200 ebooks to my collection including 19 for the first week of June. Some of those have been Baen bundle and Grantville Gazette purchases while others have been filling out my F&SF collection. Sadly, only 8 books in my calibre library don't have a Finished tag.
Wow! That would take me like 4 or 5 years to read.
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