It seems that a few years journey of owning e-book readers, which in themselves pretty uncommon in my circle, made me quite the “expert” in the field. Though my expertise definitely amounts to nothing compared to countless others in mobileread, my knowledge is apparently enough to at least give some views to the confusing start on e-book reader world for some of my friends’ question of “which e-book reader shall I buy”. Disclaimer: This is only my view, however, may be different with other people.
Previously I have written about both my T1 and my Glo. Now, I’m writing about my reading setup: files, settings, and whatnots to create e-book articles from non-books and for reading. There are a lot of setups and tutorials available (especially in mobileread), but these are I use the most/ most comfortable in. (not really into using them wirelessly, syncing and stuff)
(warning: the usual I’m in Windows(!!))
Movin’, movin’! (If somebody gets the reference)
I spend 5-8 hours a day on my smartphone and my computer, mostly for reading. It is disruptive to my eyes and sleep cycle so, it was a long wish of mine to have a dedicated ebook reader or e-ink device. In Indonesia though, it does not even have a niche, I’ve never seen anybody with one until I saw one of my upperclassman with 2nd gen Kindle Basic. There is some seller selling ebook readers here, but they sell with very high-profit margin so no, no.
Okay, I actually like reading very much. I usually read any book which holds my interest. And yeah, I love comic. And hey, everybody has their limit, I am no exception. Because book’s price is higher and higher and I usually just read once or twice, buying physical book is quite hard. The only available option for physical book is borrowing from friends of from library.