On another note. I'm terrible at spelling and LJ's spell checker is terrible compared to other word processors. I'm having to go to another application and type in word(s) that I'm spelling wrong to figure out what the correct spelling is. It really frustrating.
short and sweet this time. latter.
I've been checking out ereaders/tablets again. The tablets have larger screens and it would allow me to access all of my book purchases from Barnes & Noble and Amazon. The only problems is that most of them have other features I don't need/want. The only other thing it would use for would be Netflix. That way I have something to watch in my kitchen when I'm cooking. The cost is also more that I am willing to pay. I can't bring myself to pay for something that wouldn't be used more that 7 hours a week and a lot of times probably less. I decided to look at the the semi-tablets that B&N and Amazon are offering. I'm going to be taking a closer look at the Nook Color. I really want to start buying my Viz Manga digitally. I have books stacked all over the place in my basement and I am ready to find a way to start saving space.
If your in the US, drink lots of water and stay cool. Hope there is a break in this heat wave soon.
Late last year I finally decide I would like to try out an e-reader, mainly to start saving on space. Paper books take up a lot of space. I have a lot of them and the only place I can put them is in the basement. I got a discounted discontinued model for Christmas. I didn't want anyone to spend a lot of money in case I didn't like it. For actual books I like it and would have no problem switching from a paper copy to a digital copy. However, so far I have mixed fillings about reading manga on e-readers. At least half of what I ready is this format. My e-reader screen is only 5 inches. That make is smaller than the actual book. As a result, at times it is very hard to read some of the words. A 7 inch screen would probably be better. It would be closer to the actual size of the book. I also have one other grip about the e-reader. Manga publishers are starting to put some of their manga out digitally. So why would this be a problem. Well, one publisher has an exclusive contract with Barnes and Noble while another one has their exclusive contract with Amazon's Kindle. No way am I going to by two e-readers just to get what I want. Sorry Barnes and Noble you won't see me buying your e-reader. Amazon has some Kindle only exclusives that will never see printed paper and I want those more than your exclusives that are also being published on paper.
Wow, long post for me. Later.
I had my best set of games this week. I set new personal best in all four categories: scratch game, scratch series, handicap game, and handicap series. That bet out the new best for handicap game and series that I made last week. I am aiming to continue the trend.
On another note, things have gotten busy lately and I have fallen behind in some of the shows I started watching this season. I am going to try and catch up this weekend if I can work it in between all of the errands that I need to run and cooking I want to do. It seems I have too many things on my to do list because I never seem to make any headway. I need to cram as much as possible into December because I am going to be extra busy at work in January.
Right now I am focused on playing games on my DS. I have a number of games I bought but haven't played yet. As a result, I'm not on my computer much right now. I use to be on all most all the time. I use to followed a lot of manga, anime,scanlations, and fansubs but not as much anymore. After almost 10 years, I think I am starting to get tired of it and it is starting to all run together. As a result, I have gotten pretty picky about what I read and watch. That is probably why I have gotten back into gaming again. Needed something different.
On a side note. I don't even turn my computer on on Mondays. I work all day and then have bowling league that night. The league just started and run for 30 weeks. I am really looking forward to the season. The last time I bowled in a league was way back in high school.
I hope I get over my cold soon so I can do some more gardening and cooking.
Recently a number of communities I have been watching have become friend-locked. I understand their reasons for doing so. However, to join same of these communities you have to be "active". The requirements vary from community to community but some of them do not like a person to have a blank journal. I guess they want to make sure I am a real person or have a true interst in their community. Posting to a journal takes time and I do not have much free time. only 1-3 hours a day and 3 is only if I am lucky. I like to do things I enjoy during my free time. Socializing online is not something I enjoy or find relaxing, hence; the reason my journal has been empty for so long. I have already been rejected from joining one of my favorite communities. I'm sad to not be able to follow them anymore. Might try to join again sometime later if time allows but I only see my free time getting shorter due to work situations. The company I work for may not fill a position that will open up next year. That means our department over the course of the last two years will have gone from 18 employees to 6 employees.