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Oct 4

Annoying changes on

Posted on Sunday, October 4, 2015 in Whining

I am still so irritated with the changes on For ages now I haven’t bothered checking the stats page. It’s just too confusing. They’ve also made it more difficult, sometimes impossible to Like and Reblog. It’s even harder to follow a new blog. Nowadays it takes a lot longer to add a new blog to my Reader. I do not want to get email notifications of new blog posts, since I follow far too many blogs for that to be practical. I also dislike the ‘new and improved’ way of posting or editing a post. What’s going on? I’m so glad my homepages are still working more or less well.

Jun 10

Book related problems

Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 in Literature, My life, Whining

Last night, just before I was going to go to sleep, I found out that the short story I had bought for my Kindle (or at least I thought I had) hadn’t been paid for. There was a message saying the credit card didn’t work properly. Which it should. I know there’s money on it. And I found out that the last time I’d tried to download the latest bunch of freebies, I’d left wifi on, so the battery was almost empty. That sort of thing really annoys me.

Another thing that irritates me is that the ‘new’ (2013) Maria Lang mysteries (books from the late 1940’s and 1950’s that have been published again in new editions) are no longer available as printed books, only as extremely expensive e-books. The next book in the series, the one I was going to read next can no longer even be borrowed at the library (as an e-book, that is). I was going to buy the whole seriea (the six first mysteries, which were the ones that have been published again) because of the lovely cover art and the old-fashioned fun puzzles. Now I realize that I won’t be able to. What a stupid thing to do – start this project and then not print enough books for everyone who wants them. Even more annoyingly, I have only managed to see one of the movies – for some reason, I missed them when they were on one of the commercial Swedish channels.

In fact, today has been rather an annoying day, unfortunately. For instance, I noticed that my new sunglasses weren’t where I’m sure I put them. And finally the sun was shining after weeks of rain. I wanted to go back to the library and sit down and read for a couple of hours but it was so hot and I’d already gone for my normal walk so in the end I didn’t go. Hopefully, I’ll go tomorrow. Except I also need to take the bus to another town and get some things done (among other things getting my Cybook Odyssey fixed). I might go to that town’s library instead and maybe borrow the mystery I wanted to read as an e-book because they actually have a copy of one the new editions. If the online search can be relied on.


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