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Thu Jul 31st, 2014

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11:38 pm - Random bookchat
If I get paid for all the unpaid time I'm putting in, I shall have money: and on that premise I went to Bakka and bought the new edition of Point of Hopes. Came home and decided to get my old version to mark up (or at least, insert sticky notes wherever throw-away details of stuff are given): and found that I already have the new edition. So exchanged it for another copy of Fairs' Point, because you never know when that will come in handy.

(Hadn't realized how small the print is in these editions either, even though I read Fairs' Point a mere fortnight ago.)

Meanwhile I would gladly read the next three Marla Masons, but they seem to exist only in e-format. Certainly the library hasn't got them. I could read them for free online but- I don't like reading my books on a screen. Cannot parse them correctly. Amazon seems to have book copies, but enh, Amazon.

Equally Amanda Sun's books look interesting but the prequel is, you guessed it, an ebook. I suppose I should investigate cheap ipad knockoffs, and what books can be read on same. But if I cave technologically, I think it should be a cell phone; which I will never read anything on if I value my sight.

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Date:August 1st, 2014 04:56 am (UTC)
Hubby got himself one recently ... the Kobo Aura 6 " reader and he says it's great. I think it's a release by a Canadian company as well.

It does look pretty swish-ty ^_^, and it's all fancy-ish with doohickeys that you can adjust to your own viewing requirements.

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Date:August 1st, 2014 10:22 pm (UTC)
I hear good things about it; it's just I don't like reading on screens, and anything that lets me do that will have to have other functions to justify its cost.
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Date:August 1st, 2014 08:22 pm (UTC)
I have an old Sony Reader that I really love. It reads Microsoft Word files so I can cut/paste lots of things from online (Fanfiction especially). It also does EPUB and Adobe reader files. It also enlarges the print from Small to medium and Large(this makes one page expand to three). I love going to Guttenberg.com and downloading some of the OLD books that I've wanted to re-read for years. My only complaint about e-books is that newer ones cost almost as much as owning the hard copy itself. It also doesn't have internet capability, but as an electronic book it is great.

Just checked and found that my old SONY reader is now supported by the Kobo that Zan mentioned.
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Date:August 1st, 2014 10:24 pm (UTC)
As I said to Zan, I have a prejudice against reading onscreen. Maybe an e-reader might let me parse things better than online does-- for one thing, I can look down at it, as I'm used to with books-- but for the cost, it needs to do other things, like access the net.

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