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Offline dontbreakme

So I'm feeling nosey/curious...
« on: August 21, 2012, 09:14 AM »
Since we all love books here I thought I might ask a few questions. Feel free to answer if you want. :) I'll give my answers in another post after this.

1. How many ebooks do you have? It doesn't have to be an exact number.

2. What are your favorite genre's to read and in what order?

3. How often do you read? 1 book per week, 3 a month, etc.

4. Do you judge a book by its cover? Don't lie!  :D

5. What kinds of books were your favorites as a child?

6. Do you have a favorite all time book? If so what is it?
I'm not a hoarder... Ok, maybe a digital hoarder. But that's not bad right?
 
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Offline papercuttery

Re: So I'm feeling nosey/curious...
« Reply #41 on: September 25, 2012, 09:30 AM »

1. How many ebooks do you have? It doesn't have to be an exact number.

Shh...i don't really count. But mostly i look for what i want to read.

2. What are your favorite genre's to read and in what order?

Don't have a favourite genre. It used to be crime but nowadays i am more experimental in my reading selection. It open up my eyes and that i learn more than my confine area of crime. (in a good way though ;))

3. How often do you read? 1 book per week, 3 a month, etc.

Used to read quite a few but now about 1 to 2 books per week, depending on the amount of spare time i've had.

4. Do you judge a book by its cover? Don't lie! 

Definitely.

5. What kinds of books were your favorites as a child?

Nancy Drew, all Sweet Valley series and Enid Blyton were hot stuff as a child for me.

6. Do you have a favorite all time book? If so what is it?

Still Nancy Drew. Love her detective experience and how she brought her sharp observation to her life, her surrounding that help her to solve mystery and that her life attitude and focus towards her mysteries and also added advantage is the adventure which nowadays writer just get down to business. You don't see much stories starting with helping a person but it happen to be a mystery to be solve or while on a vacation or maybe on a honeymoon (this is one story i make up of, but the two former can be found in Nancy Drew books)




 

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Re: So I'm feeling nosey/curious...
« Reply #42 on: September 25, 2012, 09:36 AM »
Well for starters, I guess I don't know how many do I have, but I just got a new hardrive bc I already filled the last 3, not bragging but I think I'm a digital hoarder! not worried, I think that as long as I've read all of them I'm fine, I do judge a book, but not by it's cover, mostly by the summary or the reviews! I'm actually looking for books by Tiffany Reisz, if anyone has any and would like to share then Please and Thank You!

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Offline Rosaly

Re: So I'm feeling nosey/curious...
« Reply #43 on: January 04, 2013, 02:39 AM »
How many books do I have?

3000+   

What is my favourite genre?

 - Fantasy, especially heroic!
 - Humor
 - War, tearjerker books
 - Romance
 - Young Adult
 - Biographies of truly awesome people only.

How many books do I read?

2-3 in a week.

Do I judge a book by it's cover?

Hmm... Yes and no, the cover is what attracts my attention initially, thereafter, if the first and last paragraph of the book doesn't hold my attention it doesn't matter how interesting the cover is.

What did I read as a child?

Goose bumps, Anne of green gables, Sweet Valley, Nancy Drew, Thomas@ 

My all time favourite book?

All of the David Gemmell books.
Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you did not do than by the things you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Mark Twain
 

Offline JenRider10

Re: So I'm feeling nosey/curious...
« Reply #44 on: January 13, 2013, 04:03 AM »
1. How many ebooks do you have?

  Around twelve hundred I think..

2. What are your favorite genre's to read and in what order?

- Romance
- Paranormal
- Young Adult
I don't have a specific series of choice because it usually depends on my mood..

3. How often do you read? 1 book per week, 3 a month, etc.

If I have time to read I usually read 2 to 3 books per day.. But if I have classes I usually read 6 per week..

4. Do you judge a book by its cover? Don't lie!  :D

Of course I do.. There are books that if I don't like the cover I don't even read the blurb :P

5. What kinds of books were your favorites as a child?


The Harry Potter and Inheritance series..

6. Do you have a favorite all time book? If so what is it?

There are books that I have read more than twenty times each but I don't have a specific one.. Is too difficult to choose..


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Re: So I'm feeling nosey/curious...
« Reply #45 on: January 16, 2013, 02:24 PM »
1. How many ebooks do you have? It doesn't have to be an exact number.
 About 500 gb

2. What are your favorite genre's to read and in what order?
  Romance (1-historical,2- paranormal, 3-science fiction, 4-steampunk)

3. How often do you read? 1 book per week, 3 a month, etc.
  4 per week on average

4. Do you judge a book by its cover? Don't lie!  :D
  Almost always---I look for ratings by readers as well. Forums like this one tempt me to try new authors when other posters highly recommend them.

5. What kinds of books were your favorites as a child?
  How to books--I wasn't much of a reader.

6. Do you have a favorite all time book? If so what is it?
 Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone--it got me reading with my kids now I read 4-5 books a week.

PS yes I'm a digital hoarder. I read on my iphone, android, tablet and computer. Unfortunately I have 8 full bookshelves of my favorite authors as well.

As soon as I started reading (before I discovered share sites) I'd buy lots off ebay of the latest books. I always buy a paper copy and digital of my favorite authors new books. Sometimes it is just nicer to grab a paperback and head to the beach to read. I re read  and am rarely tempted to throw out my collection (have donated tons to the library when I got doubles). PS there are really nice fabric boxes to store paperbacks in on the shelves (I get mine at London Drugs and Michaels).

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Offline squirt

Re: So I'm feeling nosey/curious...
« Reply #46 on: January 16, 2013, 04:11 PM »
1. How many ebooks do you have? It doesn't have to be an exact number.

Roughly 3,500-4,000 digital and about 1,000 dead-tree books.

2. What are your favorite genre's to read and in what order?

Fantasy, YA, Thrillers/Mystery, Scifi

3. How often do you read? 1 book per week, 3 a month, etc.

1-2 a week usually.

4. Do you judge a book by its cover? Don't lie! 

Absolutely!

5. What kinds of books were your favorites as a child?

Nancy Drew, Greek Mythology, "101 Dalmatians" by Dodie Smith, Anything fantasy ("A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeline L'Engle was a huge favorite)
 
6. Do you have a favorite all time book? If so what is it?

I always have a favorite year-by-year. Last year it was "The Rook" by Daniel O'Malley. A few years back it was "Old Man's War" by John Scalzi. At another time I would have said "Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follett.
My belt holds up my pants and my pants have belt loops that hold up the belt. What the fuck’s really going on down there? Who is the real hero?
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Offline ereaderuser

Re: So I'm feeling nosey/curious...
« Reply #47 on: January 16, 2013, 07:06 PM »
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For those of you that use calibre, do you still keep separate copies in other folders? Once I add a book to  calibre I delete the file from wherever it was stored previously. I do however keep backups of all the book folders and the calibre library folders on two separate external HD's.

I do the same thing. I keep all my books in calibre and then delete the original from the folder it was downloaded to. I've been a bit busy lately so I do have books in a few folders waiting for me to enter them in calibre.

I also keep backups of everything on an external harddrive. I haven't done it for awhile though and only have about 1/2 my books done.

1) How many ebooks?
    According to calibre I have 7,204. Then a few hundred in various folders.

2) Favorite genre?
    A tie between zombies, dystopian & post apocalyptic. I enjoy mystery thrillers too.

3) How often do you read?
    I read every day. I set my Goodreads goal to 104 each year and always go over.

4) Do you judge a book by its cover?
    I sure do!!!!!

5) Favorite books as a child?
    I have NO IDEA! For some reason I can't remember what I read back then. :)

6) Favorite book of all time.
    Not just one book... but a series - The Newsflesh series by Mira Grant. Loved it!

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Offline Moon13

Re: So I'm feeling nosey/curious...
« Reply #48 on: January 16, 2013, 07:55 PM »
1. How many ebooks do you have? It doesn't have to be an exact number.

14000+ .... yup, I'm a proud digital hoarder  :D


2. What are your favorite genre's to read and in what order?

*Romance-
1. Contemporary (1. Mystery/Thriller, 2.Drama, 3. Paranormal/Fantasy, 4. Chick-lit, 5.Sci-fi)
2. Historical 
3. Young Adult (1. Contemporary, 2. Mystery/Thriller, 3. Drama, 4. Paranormal/Fantasy, 5. Sci-fi)
4. Classics

* Business - As a business graduate I try to make a habit of reading books from this genre.
* Classics
* Psychology - I don't read them often, but it's a interesting subject matter to me.
* Graphic Design - I am interested in this area.



3. How often do you read? 1 book per week, 3 a month, etc.

When I'm in the mood, & the time permits too, I can finish average 3/4 books in a week. & I have a tendency to re-read my favorite books  :).


4. Do you judge a book by its cover? Don't lie!  :D

Not really! It's usually the tittle/book name that catches my eyes initially. But, yes, if the cover is really nice I'll make a note to read the blurb & read some reviews/friends ratings to decide whether I want to add it to my Goodread to-read list or not.


5. What kinds of books were your favorites as a child?

Comic books! Lol  :D   Me & my brother had hundreds of comic books. & I was crazy for fairytale, fantasy & children thriller/adventure books. I was a big fan of Tarzan & Mogli  too! :)


6. Do you have a favorite all time book? If so what is it?

Yes I do!

One series in my native language, which is Bangla - a young adult thriller series named "Tin Goyenda (or Three Ditectives)". There are like more than 300 books in this series.

& another series in English - Harry Potter.  :)
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Offline Gus

Re: So I'm feeling nosey/curious...
« Reply #49 on: February 06, 2013, 08:22 AM »
1. How many ebooks do you have? It doesn't have to be an exact number.
I have about 6000 ebooks, and a bit more of the paper ones ( great for insulation, by the way...) most of which I've read at least twice.

2. What are your favorite genre's to read and in what order?
I like shifters, vampires, YA, (historical) romance, erotica, thrillers; and the order depends of the mood I'm in. But I read almost anything.

3. How often do you read? 1 book per week, 3 a month, etc.
At least a book a day. More if I can, up to 20 books a week if I'm in reading mode, and I sleep a lot less !

4. Do you judge a book by its cover? Don't lie!  :D
Never. I go by the title, and the read the back cover. Then I buy it. Usually I can't even tell you the color of the cover !

5. What kinds of books were your favorites as a child?
I liked The Famous Five and Agatha Christie.

6. Do you have a favorite all time book? If so what is it?
I do, but it changes every week...  :P
I'd say the Artemis Fowl series, by Eoin Colfer (I know, it's kids stuff, but still, it's great ! And funny).

 

Offline Katy_Did

Re: So I'm feeling nosey/curious...
« Reply #50 on: February 06, 2013, 03:38 PM »
Just saw this thread - it's been interesting to read through!

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1. How many ebooks do you have?
I'm afraid to say! My e-library of books I hope to eventually read is right at 4,000.

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2. What are your favorite genre's to read and in what order?
Absolute favorite is Mystery Suspense. I also read some contemporary, YA, and a little science fiction.

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3. How often do you read?
Not near enough! Probably 2-3 books a month - but during the winter, it's more like 5 or 6 a month.

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4. Do you judge a book by its cover? Don't lie! 
Absolutely. The visual is what will first interest me in a new author.

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5. What kinds of books were your favorites as a child?
I adored the Nancy Drew series; read them over and over, and was at the library the first day a new one was available.

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6. Do you have a favorite all time book? If so what is it?
I have MANY favorites! I could never pick just one.
It's not a long life that matters, but a deep one. ~Susan Sarandon.

 

Offline KissMeSlowly

Re: So I'm feeling nosey/curious...
« Reply #51 on: March 02, 2013, 08:46 PM »
1. How many ebooks do you have? 

About ah, counting my IPad, Mac Book, nook, iPhone, iPod, I think somewhere around 13,000 or so.

2. What are your favorite genre's to read and in what order?

My fav genre is paranormal, I also, love historical romance and dark and emotional reads (the ones that depress that sh__ out of you).

3. How often do you read? 1 book per week, 3 a month, etc.

I read at least 4-5 books a week.

4. Do you judge a book by its cover? Don't lie!

I love great covers but I usually judge on the synopsis that's given; the reviews that it has received or the first few pages.

5. What kinds of books were your favorites as a child?

Harry Potter! Of course. But I loved paranormal, mystery.

6. Do you have a favorite all time book? If so what is it?

Nah, but fifty shades of Grey is my fav 2012 book :tongue:
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Re: So I'm feeling nosey/curious...
« Reply #52 on: May 13, 2013, 06:33 AM »
1. How many ebooks do you have? It doesn't have to be an exact number.
on Amazon 1816 on calibre 18351 so all together 20167
2. What are your favorite genre's to read and in what order?
Contemporary romance, RP, NA, YA. *I used to read really sad and depressing books but I can't take them anymore
3. How often do you read? 1 book per week, 3 a month, etc.
a book a day or day and a half, I'm jealous of all these people who read 5 books a day
4. Do you judge a book by its cover? Don't lie! 
yes, though some books that were recommended to me I hated the cover then loved the book so I try but yes
5. What kinds of books were your favorites as a child?
psh TV
6. Do you have a favorite all time book? If so what is it?
um thats not a fair question so I'll just say Kristen Ashley
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You’re like a song that I heard when I was a little kid but forgot I knew until I heard it again.”

 

Offline Landas

Re: So I'm feeling nosey/curious...
« Reply #53 on: May 14, 2013, 12:19 PM »
1. How many ebooks do you have? It doesn't have to be an exact number.
About 500.

2. What are your favorite genre's to read and in what order?
- adult fantasy / paranormal romance
- fantasy
- sci/fi


3. How often do you read? 1 book per week, 3 a month, etc.
That depends on my mood. Sometimes I read 10 in a week and then I don't read anything for 2 weeks. Right now I'm on a Doctor Who 2005-complete-series-re-run-marathon, trying to catch up to the season finale on saturday. So no books until after.

4. Do you judge a book by its cover? Don't lie!  :D
Haven't done that since my earlier teens. Cover can be beautiful and the book rubbish. Many of my books have awful covers but amazing stories. I judge by synopsis and the first chapter or the first few sites.

5. What kinds of books were your favorites as a child?
Can't really place the genres so I'll post some titles. Momo, The Night of Wishes, Anne of Greengables, St. Clare's.

6. Do you have a favorite all time book? If so what is it?
Though it's not my favorite book anymore, it has been my fav for the longest time: The Raven series by Richard Kirk I had all 5 books in one huge paperback. I can't decide what my favorite book is right now, too many brilliant ones out there.
 

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« Reply #54 on: March 16, 2018, 07:01 AM »
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For those of you that use calibre, do you still keep separate copies in other folders? Once I add a book to  calibre I delete the file from wherever it was stored previously. I do however keep backups of all the book folders and the calibre library folders on two separate external HD's.

Just a heads-up for all you lovely readers out there:  if you ever want to move Folders (that contain files) from your computer/laptop to another device such as your; computer, external hard disk drive, USB stick, etc., please copy the Folder (instead of moving it) to your other device.  Then check the (moved) Folder to make sure all the files are there.

Or if you don't want to copy a Folder, please start a new Folder and then move the files to the new Folder.

Some of us had our files deleted when we moved Folders, thinking the files were safe!  :'(


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Offline sceadugenga

Re: So I'm feeling nosey/curious...
« Reply #55 on: March 22, 2018, 04:13 AM »
1. How many ebooks do you have? It doesn't have to be an exact number.

About 250TB of ebooks and magazines

2. What are your favorite genre's to read and in what order?

Crime Fiction
Military History
Graphic novels
Some SciFi
Some Fantasy


3. How often do you read? 1 book per week, 3 a month, etc.

Two on average

4. Do you judge a book by its cover? Don't lie!  :D

Of course

5. What kinds of books were your favorites as a child?

I was omnivorous but I loved comic books

6. Do you have a favorite all time book? If so what is it?

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
 

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Re: So I'm feeling nosey/curious...
« Reply #56 on: March 22, 2018, 09:02 AM »
1. How many ebooks do you have? It doesn't have to be an exact number.
Embarrassingly, it's probably only around a dozen. I really should have more ebooks, it's not like I have enough space for all the physical copies I own. Oops.

2. What are your favorite genre's to read and in what order?
Contemporary fiction, historical non-fiction, Dystopia, Sci-Fi, Romance. This isn't so much in order because honestly it changes.

3. How often do you read? 1 book per week, 3 a month, etc.
2-3 a month? On average.

4. Do you judge a book by its cover? Don't lie!  :D
I have been known to buy new copies of books I already own because they got reprinted with a shiny new cover. (And otherwise, yes.)

5. What kinds of books were your favorites as a child?
Mostly sci-fi and fantasy. Less Epic Space Operas and High Fantasy Swords and Sorcery and more like "kids stumble into an alien and find out the Earth is being invaded" and "girl discovers she can use an old family heirloom to travel through time"--both things I actually read as a kid.

6. Do you have a favorite all time book? If so what is it?
The Andalite Chronicles by KA Applegate.
 

Offline Eacalltheway

Re: So I'm feeling nosey/curious...
« Reply #57 on: March 29, 2018, 10:20 PM »


1. How many ebooks do you have? It doesn't have to be an exact number.
   At least 300

2. What are your favorite genre's to read and in what order?
    romance, sci-fi, y/a, mysteries

3. How often do you read? 1 book per week, 3 a month, etc.
    Everyday, at least 1/2 per week

4. Do you judge a book by its cover? Don't lie!  :D
    Sadly, yes I do

5. What kinds of books were your favorites as a child?
    Hardy boys, comic books

6. Do you have a favorite all time book? If so what is it?

    I have too many favourites. Go to authors, Nalini Singh, CoHo and Kresley Cole
 

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