e-TBR

Feb. 11th, 2009 07:16 pm
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Sadly, I've discovered that buying e-books does not solve my TBR dilemma; in fact, it makes it worse.  The paper TBR mountain is visible; I walk by the jam-packed shelves a dozen times a day.  The e-TBR pile not so much.  If I don't read an ebook within the first 48 hours of purchase, it will languish in the ether, on my hard drive or backed up somewhere, until someone or something reminds me about it.  I can think of six ebooks purchased within the last month alone that I meant to read immediately but then forgot about.  I remember right now, but will forget again soon enough. 

How do other readers manage their TBR ebooks?

Also, once Kindle 2.0 ships, I'm inheriting a gently-used Kindle 1.0.  Which is probably not going to help with the e-TRB problem.  But is still squee-worthy.

Date: 2009-02-13 02:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dancechica1821.livejournal.com
I do know what you mean about ebooks. They're out of sight and out of mind. I signed up for GoodReads not too long ago and have cataloged all my books on there. I have a bookshelf that is strictly for ebooks so I can see what digital reads I have.

I also try to remove books I've read off the Reader (I have a Sony) and leave only stuff I haven't read so when I'm browsing through my titles I stumble over things I haven't read yet.

That's cool about getting a Kindle! I hope you'll tell us how you like it, esp. compared to the Sony (that is what you have, right?) I've been lusting after the Kindle 2 since it was revealed, though I'm trying to resist since I technically don't need a new reader and it's still rather expensive. But unfortunately I'm one of those gadget freaks so I think it's a losing battle. :-D

Date: 2009-02-13 01:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jmc-bks.livejournal.com
I have an ebookwise reader. Bought it a couple of years ago and have been relatively pleased with it. The Sony and Kindle were/are priced a little too high for me, for a dedicated device. I lusted after them, but couldn't talk myself into paying for them...although I do play with the Sony everytime I go to Borders. The second hand Kindle, though, I can talk myself into :)

I prefer PDF

Date: 2009-03-03 11:39 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I'd rather have my eBooks come in the form of a PDF...I don't like the "proprietary" eBook software. It makes me nervous. PDF is a good standard, and many many titles are available. Some of the alternatives out there have been known to contain malware.

Make eBook Covers without Photoshop (http://www.makeebookcovers.com)

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