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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

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: 58/553 pages
The Naked Sun
Isaac Asimov
Progress: 20/187 pages
50 Girls 50 and Other Stories
Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta, Gary Groth
Fluency
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: A Novel
Becky Chambers
Progress: 148/441 pages
The Count of Monte Cristo
Alexandre Dumas, Bill Homewood, Naxos AudioBooks
Progress: 667/3165 minutes
A Matter of Oaths
Helen S. Wright
Progress: 101/277 pages
Medical School for Everyone: Grand Rounds Cases
Professor Roy Benaroch, The Great Courses, The Great Courses
Progress: 34/725 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.