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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Nine Princes in Amber: The Chronicles of Amber, Book 1
Alessandro Juliani, Roger Zelazny
Progress: 123/331 minutes
Making Arrangements
Progress: 44 %
Let's Talk About Love
Claire Kann
Progress: 80/277 pages
Princess Prince
Tomoko Taniguchi
Progress: 310/336 pages
Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness
Peter Godfrey-Smith
Progress: 41/255 pages
A Rational Arrangement
Rowyn Ashby
Progress: 89/537 pages
FREE: Locke & Key
Tatiana Maslany, Audible Studios, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez, Kate Mulgrew, Haley Joel Osment, Full Cast
Progress: 91/806 minutes

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.