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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

A Rational Arrangement
Rowyn Ashby
Progress: 13/537 pages
FREE: Locke & Key
Tatiana Maslany, Audible Studios, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez, Kate Mulgrew, Haley Joel Osment, Full Cast
Progress: 91/806 minutes
The Ginza Ghost: and other stories
Ho-Ling Wong, Keikichi Ōsaka
Progress: 82/203 pages
Algis Budrys
To Say Nothing of the Dog: Or How We Found the Bishop's Bird Stump at Last
Connie Willis, Recorded Books LLC, Steven Crossley
The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality
Julie Sondra Decker
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
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages

Oh Freading

After several back-and-forth emails with Freading's support people in the past couple days, I think I've figured out what happened and why I haven't been able to download any e-books.


Freading recently did a site and app upgrade. From what I can tell, part of that "upgrade" involved making the Freading app the absolutely only way that you can read Freading e-books on mobile devices. Because I didn't have the Freading app installed, the website couldn't find anything to connect with, so it couldn't download and open any e-books.


I have a few choices. 1) I can throw my hands up in the air and stop using Freading, which I don't really want to do. 2) I can adapt to using the Freading app and hope it has all the features I've become accustomed to in Mantano Reader. I'd rather not have to do this, but if I want to read Freading books on my tablet I don't really have a choice right now. 3) I can use this as encouragement to figure out how to download Freading books onto my computer and transfer them to my Simple Touch.


Since one of the main reasons I upgraded Mantano Reader Lite was so that I could use Freading e-books, I'm kind of bummed. I suppose I'll give option 2 a try tonight, since I'm still reading A Lot Like a Lady on my Simple Touch. The recent negative reviews of the Freading app kind of worry me, though.


ETA: And now they're telling me that I'm free to read on any reading app I'd like, as long as it's compatible with their files. Which are EPUB and PDF, both of which Mantano Reader can open. Do they not understand that the Freading site is refusing to communicate with anything but the Freading app? I give up.