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Initial post: Apr 14, 2013 10:29:08 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 14, 2013 10:29:36 PM PDT
Nessa says:
I've had my Kindle for a month or two, and I have almost 500 books on it, although most are freebies, haven't bought much. c:
I'm ashamed to say that i'm almost a book hoarder, considering that i've only read maybe five books, since i've been slammed with some stuff that has strictly cut the time i've had to read, so my read/to-read ratio is 1:100... I think i'll be set for a bit. c:
What about you? How many books do you have to read, and how many have you read?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2013 10:45:57 PM PDT
Loz says:
500 is nothing. Some people on here have books into the thousands and hundreds of thousands! :)

I have about 520 in my archives, but I only have approximately 300 on my kindle at any one time. Makes the kindle run a little better.

Posted on Apr 14, 2013 10:49:23 PM PDT
CBRetriever says:
a bit over 100 on my main reading kindle and maybe 10-20 on the others - the rest are stored on my account

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2013 11:32:37 PM PDT
I have 1900 e-books in my archive, and about 800 of them are on one Kindle, while about 150 are on another. Sometimes I read two books in a day, and sometimes only a few pages in a day. Most of my e-books were free classics, but I paid for some, little as $0.79 cents, and as much as $14.95. Most of what I paid for cost $5.99, or less. In the last 4 days I have read 3 e-books, so I have years worth of reading yet to do in my archived items. Whether it takes me 5 years, or as much as 7 years, or only 2 years, to read what I already have isn't the point. The point is that I have enough reading to keep me busy, and it didn't cost me a fortune, and I can easily store, and carry, it all in a small space with little weight. I will buy other e-books as time goes by. Of the 1900 e-books I now have, I have read about 300. Hoarding e-books takes up no real space, and doesn't starve anything. If your hoarded paper books, or cats, or such, that may cause problems. Hoarding e-books hurts no one/nothing.

Posted on Apr 15, 2013 1:52:41 AM PDT
Mehmet Ozden says:
I have around 200 e-books which I have downloaded from free libraries (and I donated in return). I could not buy ANY books till now because Amazon does not sell to my country. I could not even buy my Kindle from Amazon and thus I paid twice as much to some unauthorized dealers. There is a growing Kindle consumer here but we still can not buy books online! I do not understand the reason.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 15, 2013 3:13:14 AM PDT
CBRetriever says:
in a lot of cases, it's governmental restrictions and amazon doesn't have the rights to sell digital books there and/or the publishers don't either. This is especially common in countries with religious or other types of censorship - where a physical shipment of books could be inspected and offending books removed, it's not possible with digital books. Someone said that in one of the counties in the Middle East or North Africa, that every digital book has to go through a board to get certified as to being legal to sell in that particular country.

Also the publisher has to be able to get the rights to publish the book in a country to which it's sold and I understand it's hard to get the rights in certain countries (slow government approval, I guess). This is different for ebooks as the point of sale is your kindle, whereas for paper books, it's the warehouse. In Canada, the problem was the government wanting to push local sellers (Kobo was a local Canadian seller or ereaders and ebooks), so they made it harder for Amazon to compete in Canada

Posted on Apr 15, 2013 6:17:22 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 15, 2013 6:52:17 AM PDT
I never load more than a few ebooks at time on mine, the ones I'm reading and the next few on my TBR list, perhaps a dozen or so.

As for country restrictions, there's a massive number of free, legal ebooks available online without country restrictions. Here's a good list to get you started:

Posted on Apr 15, 2013 6:22:49 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 15, 2013 7:21:10 AM PDT
Denise Long says:
Kindle paperwhite
archives: 3271
device: 20

Posted on Apr 15, 2013 6:45:58 AM PDT
K. Rowley says:
I use to have nearly all my books on my Kindle Keyboard... but then it got so slow that it was a pain to use and the battery needed charging all the time... Did a factory reset and wiped out everything.. Now I just keep a few books on it and clear off books as I read them.. With the 3G connection, there really isn't a need to hoard books on the device - it doesn't take a few seconds to download something from the cloud.

Posted on Apr 15, 2013 7:20:20 AM PDT
I keep about 300 on my Kindle. I didn't plan that, but it did get over that, at one point, and I did a factory reset. It creeped back up close to that again, and I told myself, "No more!" So now I send new books to the Cloud, and I delete titles off of my devices as I read them.

I don't track how many books I read, although I know lots of people who enjoy tracking their reading. I know sometimes I read voraciously for days at a time, and then might not open a Kindle again for 3 or 4 more. My guess would be that I've read maybe 75-100 e-books since becoming a Kindler.

Posted on Apr 15, 2013 7:32:39 AM PDT
B. Marks says:
I generally send new books to my Kindle when I get them and then from time to time I remove all but a few that I haven't read yet. I always remove books after I read them.

After cleaning up I usually have 5 or 6 books on board. I generally clean up when I begin to lose track of just what books I have on board, usually when there are more than about 20 or so books. I like to know what books I have on board.

I used Wifi Kindles for a while but now I have the 3G Kindle so I can always access any books no matter where I am. That makes it more comfortable to just keep a few books on board.

I think one of the problems with the Kindle is that when there are a lot of books on board it's hard to find anything. It's not any easier to find things in the cloud but I can keep the most likely candidates for the next book on board and go right to them.


Posted on Apr 15, 2013 7:55:47 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 15, 2013 7:56:33 AM PDT
MommaCat says:
I have a little over 2000 books. I have about 500 on my kindle and have read about 500. I move to the cloud as I read. I keep my books on the kindle organized so that I can easily find what I want to read in seconds - everyone has to have their own method.

I read about a book a day, give or take. I don't pay more than $3.99 for a book and about 2/3 were free, although I find myself paying for more lately.
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