neyronrose (neyronrose) wrote,

Tuesday so far

I tried to go to sleep around 2:30 or 3:00 a.m., and probably fell asleep around 3:00 a.m.  I woke at 6:45 a.m., had breakfast, and went back to sleep at around 7:30 or so.  I woke at 11:00 a.m.  I didn't get eight hours in, but I must have gotten at least six.

I ran an errand, and then went shopping.  Not that I needed it, at all, but I got a Kindle Touch.  Now I have another device for e-books, when I haven't been reading the e-books I have.  I already had 113 free Kindle books archived.  I picked up a lot of romances and a few other books.  Some are very short stories, but some are novels.  I transferred some books I had in .mobi format that I'd gotten from various publishers, Fictionwise or Rainbow eBooks to the Kindle.  It only took a few tries to connect it to the wireless.

I asked at Best Buy about Wi-Fi and 3G.  The salesperson told me that the 3G only went to Amazon, like the 3G on the Sony PRS-950 only goes to the Sony Reader Store.  I decided to get the one that was only Wi-Fi.  I don't have to shop online wherever I am physically.  Had I known when I went shopping for the Sony Readers originally, I would have been fine with getting one without wireless, and just downloading books via the USB cord, like I do with the Sony PRS-350.  Best Buy only had the Kindles with ads, but I decided I could deal with that.  O. of AE said that the ads didn't bother him at all.  He said he'd used some of them.

As for shopping, I'll keep picking up the free books and transferring books that I have in .mobi format anyway to the Kindle.  I am aware there are self-published and previously published elsewhere books that are only available as Kindle books.  As far as I know, "Death of a Blues Angel" is one.  I have Partners in Crime 2 in print, so I own a copy of it.  Josh put "Snowball in Hell" out at Carina.  Carina is e-pub format only directly at the publisher and at the e-bookstores where I shop, but I think they also put out their books as Kindle books.

'Duchesse de Brabant' has a flower open.

I watched "Abby & Brittany."  I wonder a bit about why the girls wanted to have their lives taped.  They've been getting documentaries at various ages.  I'm finding the shows interesting.  The girls have to make a lot of compromises.

Later: I read J.L. Merrow's "Dead Shot" and finally finished up L.A. Witt's Nine-Tenths of the Law.  Reading Nine-Tenths of the Law a couple of paragraphs at a time on my phone was painfully slow.  I was surprised I'd gotten nearly halfway through it reading it that way.  It only took a couple of hours reading the second half of the book on the Kindle.  I enjoyed both books.

I'm sure it's because I've had practice with the Sony e-readers, but I found dragging and dropping books from my documents folder to the Kindle very easy.  I found it easy to download books in .mobi format from publishers, too.  I thought of U., and how he says he just can't do it.  Perhaps someday we'll meet in person, and I can show him.  Meanwhile I'm good with any book I got multi-format.

One of the books from Ellora's Cave that was on their free-for-two-weeks promo was Siren Song, by Roberta Gellis.  I have it in print, but got the e-book.
Tags: books, flowers, reading, shopping, tv

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