audio books

The advantage of audio books is that you can listen to a book while doing something else, like driving or working, but I tend to often focus more on the thing I'm doing and have to hit the go back 30 seconds button a hundred times. Also it's kind of weird hearing the reader do voices for different characters.

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like listening to audiobooks as I read them, especially if it's fiction. Makes it feel like someone is reading to me personally. Very cozy.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nice diary entry

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Should I get an kindle?
    Can I just stuff them with pdf files of books without doing the gay Amazon store shit?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They are great for epubs, shit for pdf

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Do it. I just picked up a signature 32gb Paperwhite (refurbished) for less than the cost of a new Paperwhite 8gb and it works flawlessly. Use Anna's Archive for eBooks, download Calibre for conversions/metadata/resized covers (you can downlod a plugin in the app for that last one) and you're good to go.
      It's best not to use PDF's but you can usually find a free .mobi or .azw3 stripped of DRM (amazon's kindle format) using the methods above. Some services like Standard Ebooks even give you beautifully rendered classics for free downloads online.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ignore the other poster. Epub and Amazon's propertairy formats suck. Get a dedicated A4 sized PDF native eink device instead or get used to badly OCRd text and missing pages if you want to ignore me and listen to him.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Get a tablet the size of a trade paperback then get the Kindle app. Then you can use it for other stuff

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Get a Kobo Libra 2

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      KOReader makes reading pdfs on Kindle 100% better, but.... it's still not very ideal. Get a tablet or Ipad if you want to use pdfs. Kindle or any other ereader for book formats like epub, azw3, etc.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      depends on the kind of pdf. if the pdf is mainly text, like a regular book, go for it. but you'll have a better time using epubs instead. epubs will let you change font size, pdfs wont.
      get epubs off annas archive, upload using "send to kindle" and it'll transfer to your kindle.
      you can't transfer epubs via usb. if you want to send epubs via USB, you'll have to use calibre to convert your files or get a kobo instead like

      Get a Kobo Libra 2

      (i like the physical buttons on the libra)
      if your pdf is formatted unlike a regular book (textbook, manual with a lot of detailed diagrams, etc.), you are better off with a cheap tablet.
      also most ereaders don't have color, if that's something you need. some do support color like some of kobos ereaders. kobos are also pretty good if you want to avoid amazon shit, but the paperwhite will be fine if you just want a simple device to dump your books onto.

      KOReader makes reading pdfs on Kindle 100% better, but.... it's still not very ideal. Get a tablet or Ipad if you want to use pdfs. Kindle or any other ereader for book formats like epub, azw3, etc.

      koreader on kindle requires jailbreaking which is a pain in the ass. you have to keep your device disconnected at all times and wait for a jailbreak for your specific version, only for the jailbreak to possibly break if you ever accidentally leave wifi on and it autoupdates.
      if you want a koreader machine, kobos are better since they don't give a shit about installing mods.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Alright I just found out what Calibre is and I get it now
        Would you guys still recommend a Kindle if I use Annas archive and Calibre?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          ¿Isn't the main point of Calibre a Kindle? For conversion and easy sending I mean. Also cleaning up shitty epubs I guess. But yes, if you use epubs and other formats, I highly recommend a Kindle.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Also, jailbreaking is not as big of a pain as this guy

          depends on the kind of pdf. if the pdf is mainly text, like a regular book, go for it. but you'll have a better time using epubs instead. epubs will let you change font size, pdfs wont.
          get epubs off annas archive, upload using "send to kindle" and it'll transfer to your kindle.
          you can't transfer epubs via usb. if you want to send epubs via USB, you'll have to use calibre to convert your files or get a kobo instead like [...] (i like the physical buttons on the libra)
          if your pdf is formatted unlike a regular book (textbook, manual with a lot of detailed diagrams, etc.), you are better off with a cheap tablet.
          also most ereaders don't have color, if that's something you need. some do support color like some of kobos ereaders. kobos are also pretty good if you want to avoid amazon shit, but the paperwhite will be fine if you just want a simple device to dump your books onto.
          [...]
          koreader on kindle requires jailbreaking which is a pain in the ass. you have to keep your device disconnected at all times and wait for a jailbreak for your specific version, only for the jailbreak to possibly break if you ever accidentally leave wifi on and it autoupdates.
          if you want a koreader machine, kobos are better since they don't give a shit about installing mods.

          says, you can get it done in one hour max. But I also don't keep mine connected to the internet cause I don't trust Bezos, so it's up to you. One trick I did was connecting my Kindle to a wifi network and changing the wifi password of the network, so the Kindle has no way to get an internet connection now. I highly recommend KOReader because you can customize it so much.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Can't you just operate the Kindle without connecting it to the internet?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It automatically turns on, happened to a lot of people it seems. See the Mobileread forums. Also, you get popups every time you try to do something even close to internet related, such as
            >need internet connection to load this book
            And you unknowingly click yes, poof, your jailbreak is gone because the Kindle automatically updated. Even KOReader is filled with these internet "traps"
            Kobo might be better if you want to use third party software, I don't know about the build quality though. I chose Kindle because I went to the Kobo Reddit(hurr durr) and other forums and there were lots of posts about people having issues with theirs, such as a blank screen, lots of dead pixels, battery draining after a year or two of using, etc. Maybe another anon can clarify since I have never owned a Kobo.
            My Kindle works perfectly though, been using it for years. The first thing I did was jailbreak it, and do what I mentioned above with the wifi.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >lots of posts about people having issues with theirs, such as a blank screen, lots of dead pixels, battery draining after a year or two of using
            See picrel, like the 6th post I just saw on the Reddit.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I don't think you've needed to jailbreak a kindle in years, my 2018 didn't need anything to enable sideloading and reading epubs.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Features, not necessity. I like KOReader for the options and customization.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I see.
            I just read books.

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