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Familiar Diversions

I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.

Currently reading

Redshirts
John Scalzi
Baccano!, Vol. 1: The Rolling Bootlegs
Ryohgo Narita
Progress: 54/217 pages
Decision at Doona
Anne McCaffrey
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World
Abigail Revasch, Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Tara Sands, Listening Library
Progress: 67/473 minutes
The Mystic Marriage
Heather Rose Jones
Progress: 302/426 pages
Ichi-F: A Worker's Graphic Memoir of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant
Kazuto Tatsuta
Progress: 448/553 pages
The Naked Sun
Isaac Asimov
Progress: 20/187 pages
Fluency
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages

This one actually works

I haven't posted anything about my replacement Nook Simple Touch, because it's working the way it should. Hurray! Today it needed its first recharge, which means it lasted almost 3 weeks on one charge. Granted, I didn't read everyday, but I'm still happy. I had missed the longer battery life of e-ink readers.

 

As far as note-taking goes, it's less annoying than my Nook 1st Edition, but nowhere near as nice as taking notes on my tablet in Moon+ Reader (a notes page with highlighted portions and notes listed in full!). I can live with that, though.

 

One thing I was kind of surprised about: I'm totally comfortable not using the page-turn buttons at all. My tablet was my first touchscreen device, and I guess it trained me to be okay with touching my reading screen. Which is a good thing, because the Simple Touch's page-turn buttons are annoying.

 

Another thing I was surprised about: I would prefer it if reading progress was recorded in percentages rather than page numbers. Which is odd, since I used to feel the opposite way. But not every device or app defines a "page" the same way, so percentages work as a more universal way of citing something. Another thing my tablet taught me.