Thursday, January 21, 2010

No, It's Not My Woolf in Winter Post...


And do you want to know why? Because the e-book copy I downloaded from an indie site was INCOMPLETE. I got to page 146 and it quit in the middle of a sentence.

Now that I'm looking at an online e-text version I see that I probably have a good 15 Nook pages left to read. Given, this is not the Nook's fault by any stretch, but it's one of the peskier sides of not-so-trusty e-book sites. It was free, though, so I'm not out anything.

I'll be stopping by the library to pick up a complete copy on my way home. Still hoping to finish tonight.

Sigh.

8 comments:

  1. Now you would think this would only happen when reading digitally but you'd be wrong. There is this little used book store by my house where they sell all sorts of books that smell like old people for 50 cents. I love the place and go there all the time. However, I went and got War and Peace (I was feeling especially bold) even though the writing on the cover was completely worn off. I made it all the way through and realized something was off. It was a two volume printing and I was only half way done.

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  2. You've still got time. (:

    I'm grad you're enjoying it so thoroughly and can't wait to hear your thoughts on it.

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  3. OK. Another reason for me to stick with the actual printed word!! I'm glad you like your Nook, but till they get cheaper, an e-reader is out for me.

    How is Woolf anyway?? Never been a huge fan.

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  4. What a nuisance! Though good for you for persisting - I once checked out a copy of War and Peace from the library that was missing fifty pages in the middle, and I just took it as a sign the world didn't want me reading War & Peace. :P

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  5. No kidding, Kathy! I screeched.

    Christopher, I'm seeing that this is not totally uncommon among real printed books which is kinda nice. lol I'm not alone in my digitalness!

    Thanks, Lena! I'm loving it.

    Stephanie, so far, so good. I don't know which of the other three Woolf novels I'll get around to for this challenge, but I'd like to read 'em all at some point.

    LOL, Jenny! I think I would've decided the same. Though, to tell the truth, I probably wouldn't have had to gumption to try W&P in the first place.

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  6. LOL, Eva! That's what I said.

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