Kobo Chat: Golems and Dream Women

Kobo Chat

What’s new on your Kobo or other ebook device? First, let’s take a look at the electronic reading I’ve been up to lately. I’ll talk about what I’ve finished, what I’ve downloaded (bought or borrowed), and how that’s working out for me. Grab a coffee and let’s chat!

Finished

Over the weekend, I finished The Dream Woman by Wilkie Collins. You can find it for free in the Lock and Key Collection found on Project Gutenberg. I’ll be writing up a review for it for Project Gutenberg Project.

New to the Kobo

  • Bought: I keep my eye on the Kobo Daily Deals. Usually I don’t find anything of interest, but on Tuesday the deal was a 3 book bundle of Catherine McKenzie novels: Spin, Arranged, and Forgotten for $2.99 (regular price was $19.99). I couldn’t pass that up! I even had a little bit of money left on a gift card, so I only ended up paying 28 cents.
  • Borrowed from library: Nothing this week, but I put a hold on The Golem and the Jinni. I’ve been waiting to see if it would end up in the catalogue and my patience paid off.
  • Netgalley title: I was invited by a publisher to review What Has Become of You by Jan Elizabeth Watson. It sounds interesting, a teacher with student who is possibly a murderer.

Let’s Talk

At the moment, I’m reading Claire’s Messud’s The Woman Upstairs. It also involves a teacher. I hope that won’t be a problem for me when I read What Has Become of You. I bought The Woman Upstairs a few months ago. I hear it’s very good.

I hope The Golem and the Jinni isn’t available too soon. I’m curious about this one, but not enough to buy it. I’d like to finish both those ‘teacher books’ before then. I’m only 11% into The Woman Upstairs so I better get cracking.

Since I’m looking at stats…Do you pay attention to yours? I only pay attention to my progress but there is a section that counts the minutes for each time the book is opened and how many hours I’ve been reading. I haven’t bothered with this before. I wonder if it could end up being distracting. Tell me your thoughts on that in the comments!

How about you? Are you reading anything interesting on your device? Find any good deals? Tell me about it!

13 comments:

  1. I started The Mouse-Proof Kitchen on my phone but I haven't gotten very far.

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    1. Sounds interesting though. Moving to France should make for lots of drama.

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  2. I have a Nook, but I still use Kobo and Kindle apps occasionally. I'm trying NOT to view the daily deals, but it's hard!

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    1. It's really tempting when they're a couple of dollars, but those dollars add up!

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  3. I don't think I've looked at an ereader stat a day in my life. What all does it tell you? I even don't like when ereaders tell me what percentage of the book I have left to read. That is not vital information to me. I can live without that.

    On the other hand, I suppose it would be pretty cool to know how many pages I'd read. That might make me feel very accomplished.

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    1. I honestly don't know how useful it would be. I just realized they were there and I've had mine for quite some time!

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  4. I like this new feature! I just finished Tanya by Rebecca Rogers Maher. It was okay. Super hot sex scenes, and I liked that the heroine was the sexual aggressor, but the emotional arc of the story was kind of missing for me.

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    1. Thanks! It's hard to get all the elements right in a book like that for me. I can't stand a wussy heroine but the guy can't be a shrinking violet either.

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  5. I can't wait to see what you think of the Golem and the Jinni !

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  6. Oh, darn, I missed that deal. :( I got The Enchanted a couple weekends ago because everyone seems to be loving it and it was only 4.99 at Kobo. Normally I don't check those sales, but that was an exception! And I got the Sand Omnibus at Amazon. I have been hearing good things about Hugh Howey. Decided 1.99 was a good price to check him out. As to reading, my reading is all over the place. And, no, I don't pay attention to my stats on there. I am not sure if it would distract me or not... Frankly, I don't use most of the functions that e-readers come with.

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    1. I didn't see that one. I don't check it everyday so I probably miss some good ones.

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  7. My KIndle is basically gathering dust at this point, but the nice cover I bought for it works well as a coaster.

    When I was using it, I was a bit obsessed with monitoring my reading speed. Since it told me what percent of the book I had left to go and estimated how long it would take me to finish it, I was always trying to beat the estimated time of arrival.

    It's stupid to do that, but I can't help myself. I'm too competitive. People have mentioned it to me. Usually people who don't read as fast as I do, but still...

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