International dog day:
Mine celebrated by trying to blend into the rug that he is NOT allowed to lie on! Well played Zeus, you picked your day right but still no.
A thing of joy (that only readers will understand):
I was early to the ebook scene, straight in once they were released and the proud owner of an iRiver eReader way back in 2008. It wasn’t even wifi enabled! To put books on it you had to plug it into your computer and transfer them on through Adobe Digital Editions. Over the years, I’ve had platforms where I’ve bought from become obsolete, some I’ve just moved on from and then came reading apps for your phone and tablet, so those were added in as well. The end result: ebooks all over the place needing to be read in different apps and on different devices. I had gotten to the point where I had no idea what was where and it was making me itchy.
Last year I got a Kindle, primarily so I could read NetGalley arcs with no expiration date. I love it and have purchased books on there as well as the arcs, but that didn’t solve my problem with all the other ebook libraries I have because they’re all epubs and not compatible with the Kindle.
So I decided to buy a Kobo, even though I think that Kobo are expensive for their ebooks, they are attached to Booktopia and that meant that already, two of my library platforms were automatically merged onto the one device. It was a start.
About 12 hours of exporting, downloading, importing and merging later, ALL of my epub ebooks from all the various platforms I had are nestled in my new Kobo.
Cue the applause!
And now, my ebook reading life looks like this:
Two little matching blue ereaders, fully loaded and ready for reading! A thing of joy indeed.
Joke of the week:
What I’ve been watching:
Remember I started rewatching Friends some time back? Well, this week I hit season 7 and discovered pretty quickly that I had never seen these episodes before. Messaging with a friend about it led to the deduction that it would have originally aired around the time my first child was born so that completely explained my having never seen it. I used to have to vacuum every night with her strapped to my body in a sling just to get her to stop crying (I have no explanation as to why the vacuum soothed her but it wasn’t enough to just run the thing, we had to be rocking and moving and actually cleaning for it to work). Anyway, utter joy to be now watching and loving a season of Friends I’ve never seen before. Like a gift from the past!
What I’ve been reading:
Until next week… 😊📚☕