Thursday, September 18, 2008

August Leap into the Wild 366 Challenge Results

Posted by Ann Roberts at 7:24 PM 0 comments
Okay...I didn't "wild release" any books in August...but I have released some in September!

August RABCK Release Challenge Results

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No HTML Recipient Date Sent
190 If the Shoe Fits Aramena 20080808
191 I'll Be Watching You Lizabeth86 20080820
192 My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding hostile17 20080820
193 The Grandmothers pricess-Peapod 20080808
194 Wrong Place, Wrong Time WestofMars 20080820
195 Feels like Family (Sweet Magnolias Series) AceOfHearts 20080808
196 A Slice of Heaven (Sweet Magnolias Series) Kawgrl 20080808
197 Fallen Kyrissaean 20080808
198 Real Vampires Live Large Missing 20080819
199 The Dare Vendt 20080802
200 Moon Fever Tish2002 20080808
201 A Stranger's Touch Bookmooch.com 20080818
202 Angel VS. MacLean Vendt 20080802
203 Miracles and Mistletoe Vendt 20080802
204 Wild Dawn Vendt 20080802
205 When Night Falls Vent 20080802
206 Fever-Hot Dreams Bookmooch.com 20080808
207 Wild and Hexy (Hex Series #2) nada 20080808
208 Take Me If You Can Three104 20080820
209 Any Way You Want It delaniamac 20080820
210 She Woke up Married sharalsbooks 20080818
211 When I Think of You Ladiibbug 20080820

August Books Read

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YearTo Date August
Books Read 2008: 238 31
Pages Read 2008: 83157 11308
Cost of Books Read: $946.98 $123.72

No URL Date Read Pages
208 Fallen 20080801 320
209 Deputy's Bride/Sitting Pretty, Vol. 35 20080802 384
210 Moon Fever 20080802 384
211 Freedom's Price (Loveswept #873) 20080802 240
212 Cindy and the Fella - Calling All Glass Slippers (Harlequin Duets) 20080802 384
213 If the Shoe Fits 20080803 325
214 Magical Seduction 20080803 256
215 A Slice of Heaven (Sweet Magnolias Series) 20080804 400
216 Stealing Home 20080804 400
217 No Way Out 20080805 464
218 Feels like Family (Sweet Magnolias Series) 20080805 400
219 Turbulent Sea (Drake Sisters Series #6) 20080807 336
220 She Woke up Married 20080810 374
221 I'll Be Watching You 20080812 419
222 Take Me If You Can 20080815 336
223 Into the Fire (Troubleshooters Series #13) 20080815 400
224 Take My Breath Away 20080815 320
225 Scent of Danger 20080816 496
226 Any Way You Want It 20080817 304
227 Sheriff and the E-Mail Bride/Stray Hearts, Vol. 33 20080817 384
228 Stand-in Groom/Time Enough For Love 20080817 370
229 Wrong Place, Wrong Time 20080818 389
230 No Ordinary Man 20080818 256
231 The Great Scot 20080819 329
232 Who Wants to Be a Sex Goddess? 20080820 342
233 To Catch A Thief 20080822 384
234 Silence the Whispers 20080823 400
235 Just One of the Guys 20080825 376
236 How to Knit a Wild Bikini 20080830 304
237 Dark Room 20080830 400
238 Skinny Dipping 20080831 432

August Statistics

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YearTo Date August
Books Read 2008: 238 31
Pages Read 2008: 83157 11308
Cost of Books Read: $946.98 $123.72



Books Purchased/Received 2008: 314 35
Cost of Books Purchased: $1,068.08 $152.81



Books Passed On 2008: 390 30
Cost of Books Passed On: $1,005.90 $90.92
RABCKs 2008: 211 22
Cost of RABCKs: $630.37 $60.71
Wild Releases 2008: 203 6



2008 Postage: $776.30 $76.04

August Ultimate Release Challenge Results

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AugGrand Total
Sum of Read16239
Sum of Theme 57
Sum of Release28374
Total44670


No HTML Date Borrowed Borrower Send Source Read Theme Release Total Points
347 The Dare 20080802 Vendt RABCK 1 0 1 2
348 Angel VS. MacLean 20080802 Vendt RABCK 0 0 1 1
349 Miracles and Mistletoe 20080802 Vendt RABCK 0 0 1 1
350 Wild Dawn 20080802 Vendt RABCK 0 0 1 1
351 When Night Falls 20080802 Vent RABCK 0 0 1 1
352 Freedom's Price (Loveswept #873) 20080806 Bookmooch.com Wild Release 1 0 1 2
353 If the Shoe Fits 20080808 Aramena RABCK 1 0 1 2
354 The Grandmothers 20080808 pricess-Peapod RABCK 0 0 1 1
355 Better Than Chocolate 20080808 Bookmooch.com Wild Release 0 0 1 1
356 Feels like Family (Sweet Magnolias Series) 20080808 AceOfHearts RABCK 1 0 1 2
357 A Slice of Heaven (Sweet Magnolias Series) 20080808 Kawgrl RABCK 1 0 1 2
358 Fallen 20080808 Kyrissaean RABCK 1 0 1 2
359 Magical Seduction 20080808 Bookmooch.com Trade 1 0 1 2
360 Moon Fever 20080808 Tish2002 RABCK 1 0 1 2
361 Fever-Hot Dreams 20080808 Bookmooch.com RABCK 0 0 1 1
362 'Til There Was U 20080808 Bookmooch.com Wild Release 1 0 1 2
363 Wild and Hexy (Hex Series #2) 20080808 nada RABCK 1 0 1 2
364 Heartbreakers 20080818 Bookmooch.com Wild Release 0 0 1 1
365 A Stranger's Touch 20080818 Bookmooch.com Wild Release 0 0 1 1
366 She Woke up Married 20080818 sharalsbooks RABCK 1 0 1 2
367 Real Vampires Live Large 20080819 Missing LOST BOOK? 0 0 1 1
368 I'll Be Watching You 20080820 Lizabeth86 RABCK 1 0 1 2
369 My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding 20080820 hostile17 RABCK 0 0 1 1
370 Wrong Place, Wrong Time 20080820 WestofMars RABCK 1 0 1 2
371 Take Me If You Can 20080820 Three104 RABCK 1 0 1 2
372 Any Way You Want It 20080820 delaniamac RABCK 1 0 1 2
373 The Great Scot 20080820 Bookmooch.com Wild Release 1 0 1 2
374 When I Think of You 20080820 Ladiibbug RABCK 0 0 1 1

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

August RABCK Release Results

Posted by Ann Roberts at 1:26 PM 0 comments
BCUser Aug Grand Total
apolonia 11
beckydore 103
Blackadder75 25
Cowgirl-Up 2
Deepswamp 42 244
Elle311 142
etherea 4
Gypsysmom 8
Haugtussa 13 60
ILuvToRead2 2
jumpingin 19
Krin511 1 6
Marsala 2
Momx3lovesbooks 7 52
nmreader 15
noumena12 23 212
peachy93722 1
Plum-crazy 20 109
Pzarks 27
Shaunesay 1 39
Smhamn 21 69
Sybaritic-Lines 4
T02S03B11D20 1
turbostitcher 14
tuttasb 22
Valentina1209 1 91
Vamperstein8782 3
Grand Total 129 1287

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

To ebook or not? Revisited.

Posted by Ann Roberts at 6:15 AM 0 comments
On June 14, I posted my original dilemma over whether or not to purchase an ebook reader. Here is my update.

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to replace my iPod with an iPod Touch. (Thanks Cynthia!!!) John and I were talking and he was telling me how many free games were available for the Touch. So last weekend I went looking for games. But I found something better than games...I found ebook readers!! There are two ebook readers available through the application store: eReader by Fictionwise and Stanza by Lexcycle.

Stanza had gotten some pretty good reviews at the iTunes App Store so I downloaded it. Stanza supports a variety of formats including Kindle but does not support protected content. Based on my understanding, you must download Stanza desktop in order to create your library of eBook content. With all the installs done I decided to start with Kindle content so I headed to the Amazon store. Hmmm....the only way to deliver kindle content is through WhisperNet to your Kindle. Finding no other way to deliver Kindle content...what is the point of supporting Kindle format??? Next, I went to Fictionwise (recommended by a friend); unfortunately, the books I wanted only appeared to be available in a protected format. Hmmm....

Of course, while visiting Fictionwise I could hardly miss the display add for eReader. I watched the videos and decided to download it and check it out. Using my Touch, I can purchase download content purchased from m.ereader.com. I can manage my content on ereader.com including personal content. I can download the content to my Touch by clicking the add button within eReader. I can upload my personal content (content purchased elsewhere or other documents that I want) through eReader.com and download it to my Touch. I found this method of downloading and managing content to be very easy to use.

eReader and I hit the road and I finished my first book! I found eReader easy to use with good features. It seems to use a lot of battery power but I was able to recharge in the airport and I did just fine. I like being able to have my music and reading material in one device. My concerns in my original post are still valid. (1) I do have to turn it off during taxi, takeoff, and landing. I took a paperback with me to read during those times. Unfortunately, I'm not good at reading two books at a time. (2) I can't pass the book on...at least not the books puchased from ereader. They require a password which is your credit card number. Not a bad way to ensure no one cheats. I still take exception to the fact that I can purchase a physical copy of a book and pass it on but I can't purchase an eBook and pass it on.
Loose and Easy (Steele Street #9) Loose and Easy by Tara Janzen


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I won't be replacing books I already have with ebooks (unless I can find them for free) but I expect to be reading more ebooks.

 

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