My new toy
So the move went well – I only have my bedroom left to unpack and I’m kind of waiting on the closet door to be fixed before I do anything major in there… and waiting to have my energy levels get back to normal! I crashed once I realized I no longer had to do anything on a schedule. :) I now have a great wall of manga in the living room and a closet packed with boxes of manga to be stored – I actually got to 550 manga wrapped before I stopped. So the important stuff is done. :)
Tonight I celebrated by buying a new toy. Keeping with the new apartment –> weed belongings –> conserve space kick I’ve been on, I decided to get an ebook reader. Since the Kindle is completely unavailable in Canada, I got one of the readers from Sony. It’s red. Heh.
The reason I’m mentioning it here is that while I was browsing the Sony ebook store, I noticed something very interesting! I was excited to see that they had a manga/graphic novel section! Excitement levels abated once I saw that pretty much the only manga available was the OEL stuff from Tokyopop… and the excitement completely took a hike once I saw that they were only available in the US anyway. Too bad. I might have actually forked out for one just to see how readable it was on the smaller screen. And (by the way) it completely sucks that they don’t have a Canadian ebook store with Canadian prices, books we’re actually allowed to buy here, and Canadian editions to choose from. I was also slightly perturbed to see that I couldn’t buy The Graveyard Book from Canada but felt better when I realized I was also being protected from buying the US edition.
I’ve already loaded some classics onto the reader (those books I always felt I should read but never got around to) and I’m going to do some more poking around on the TPL website for ebooks. The library subscribes to Overdrive, which has ebooks I can load on my reader, but they’re a bitch to find and they don’t seem to have the books I was interested in. sigh. But I’ll figure it out! :)
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