schneefink: (FF Kaylee in hammock)
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One thing that annoys me about ebooks is that there is no cover blurb. If I don't remember what the book is about from when I got it, I'm going in blind (apart from unreliable cover illustrations.) I just got dozens of new books from this Nebula author showcase Humble Bundle and I have no idea where to even start. So I read more fic instead, also good. (Most) Fics have tags, which is helpful.

This btw also answered a question I'd started to ask myself, about how books are expensive and this month for example I'm already way past what I would have set myself as a reasonable book budget if I had such a thing. I used to illegally download books sometimes (I felt very guilty about it but I was too greedy), but I don't anymore now that I have actual income. I really should set a monthly book budget for myself. I know I'll have enough to read, it's just a matter of withstanding temptation when people rec stuff.

I'm currently trying to reduce my open browser tabs. Including this one I currently have 84 open - which is less than the 97 I had yesterday, so progress. My laptop is a bit slow sometimes and occasionally the browser crashes but overall it's still going really well, despite being 8 years old and me not looking after it well. *pets laptop*
Edit: 76 now. Small steps.

Date: 2017-05-24 01:55 am (UTC)
muccamukk: Haymitch staring morosely into his drink. (HG: Drowning Sorrows)
From: [personal profile] muccamukk
I started with the Jean Yolan book of short stories, which I'm enjoying so far.

But I hear you. I just click on something random and hope for the best, usually.

Date: 2017-05-24 05:47 am (UTC)
scintilla10: glasses resting on book creating a heart-shaped shadow (Stock readerly - hearts in eyes)
From: [personal profile] scintilla10
Yes! I find this quite frustrating about ebooks too, argh.

Good luck with the tab reduction progress!

Date: 2017-05-24 07:41 am (UTC)
gryffindoridiot: Hedy Lamarr drinking tea (Default)
From: [personal profile] gryffindoridiot
I had never considered the missing color blurb on ebooks. I had thought about getting one of the various readers, but then decided not to. There's just something about the look and feel of a real book that I still love. The stories that I enjoy the most, those are the books I keep. The others, I trade in for new books.

Date: 2017-05-26 02:05 pm (UTC)
beatrice_otter: WWII soldier holding a mug with the caption "How about a nice cup of RESEARCH?" (Research)
From: [personal profile] beatrice_otter
I use Calibre to manage my ebooks on my computer and load them onto my tablet, and I use the download metadata function. Which means that when I am browsing my library on Calibre on my computer (though not on my tablet), I see both the cover art AND the book blurb for any book I click on. It's worth it to me, but it does take extra work and browsing on my laptop before going to my tablet for actual reading.

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