When a romance ebook retailer, who shall not be named, recently met its demise to the disappointment and loss of both authors and readers, I had to face up to the fact that I had way too many books than I’d ever probably finish reading.
Okay. Let’s rewind. I’ve always known that I had way too many books to read. But it’s never stopped me from acquiring new ones and I’m never going to stop buying books.
So I have a confession to make…
I just wanted to make that clear, in case it wasn’t already obvious.
Anyhoo, so there I was downloading hundreds of ebooks I had bought from this unnamed site and trying to make sure I got all of them before the site closed down permanently. It struck me that I hadn’t read many of those books. A good 90 percent of them had been unread.
This doesn’t include the the ebooks I have from Amazon, Kobo, Smashwords or the ones I get from publisher websites directly. This doesn’t include the paperbacks or hardbacks.
I have over 3000 ebooks on my Amazon library, over 400 ebooks on my kobo library, 600 ebooks in my dropbox (downloads direct from publishers or other eRetailers). A few years ago I started listening to audiobooks. I have just under 400 audiobooks in my Audible account.
Don’t ask me about the paperback/hardbacks. They’re on shelves, in storage under the bed, in boxes under the wardrobe. I’ve been banned from buying more paperbacks. I do buy more when I pop into my local bookshops. I sneak them in and hide them in plain sight, among other books. 😀
Don’t tell hubby. 😉
I have no loyalty to any one ebook retailer. I buy my ebooks wherever I can get the best deal for them. I spend a lot of money on books so I do shop around for the best deals when I can get them. I’ve been known to blow my monthly book budget on a splurge when a publisher does a discount sale. 😀
So, I’ve told you mine. Now, tell me yours. 😀