@sammydog01 I’m current dipping in and out of Bradbury’s The October Country. It’s not scary, but moody and atmospheric and sad-ish. Thinking about digging into my Robert Aickman collections when I’m done. Again, not scary, but generally incomprehensible and disturbing. And moody and atmospheric.
Can’t go wrong with M.R. James, though. So many choices!
@mehbee@sammydog01 A few Octobers back I decided to reread Something Wicked This Way Comes and was thrilled when I realized that it starts on the 23rd and that was the day I was reading it. My only comparable reading memory was in 2nd grade when I took A History of Unnatural Things by Daniel Cohen out of the school library and was reading about witches on the bus home, and then when I got home the Scooby Doo rerun was about the ghost of a witch (I mean, the odds were good, but I was 7 or 8, so it was exciting).
Audible subscribers: 2-fer-1 deal until October 12th. I saved most of my credits all year for a 2:1 and finally gave up last month and spent the lot. Now I’m creditless and THIS is when they fire up this offer?
@sammydog01 Ya, I need to evaluate the selections and decide if I can find 6 I want, to justify buying 3 more credits. My subscription expires in mid-Nov and I don’t wanna have to make a panic selection so I don’t avoid losing credits. Otherwise I guess I can just cancel now and switch to the monthly plan, get my one credit and cancel in 30 days.
Dunno. I’ve got so many in my library I still haven’t listened to yet. How many is enough?
You will not lose credits when your subscription renews. They always allow for a slight overflow on case you have some left at the end of the month or year.
In your case it would prob be that you can have 6-12 extras over the new ones your receive. For a total of up to say 18-24. Call audible or check the website to be sure.
Eventually if you get more credits and don’t spend some of the old ones first, there is some sort of limit and you will everyday lose the extras if you get way to many.
But if you call audible CS and ask nicely and spend some of your existing credits first, often they will restore any credits for having too many. So long as you act quickly. Within a few days or during the first month or something. It pays to keep on top of this.
Also I think you bought your annual subscription on a special sale. It will almost certainly renew at the regular price of $149/12 credits. Unless you cancel or switch to a different plan. Or unless they have another sale on that particular plan.
That’s why I normally do with the 24-credits/year plan. That’s the cheapest per-credit price for a plan not on sale.
And if you purchase extra credits they are also cheapest under the 24/year plan.
Am currently on the 12-credits/$99 sale plan that they briefly offered in Sept. Before it renews I will switch plans to 24/year unless audible offers this plan on sale again.
There is supposedly one book lover who owns more than 80,000 audible titles. This person is, by rumor, healthily, reasonably young, and already retired. Lots of free time.
And one or more members with more than 15,000.
None of those is me. But, depending on the quality of the titles in those libraries, I am envious.
Don’t you always want to own too many books not yet read, so that you can find the perfect book for your mood and current interests and state or mind?
Now listening to the 4th book in Stieg Larssen’s (currently 5 book) Millenium series.
(Aka The Girl With The Drain Tattoo series.)
This series has been continued (authorized) by David Lagercrantz, who is doing a creditible job of it.
Simon Vance narrates and is also wonderful. He’s not great so far with American accents, but the book series to date contains very few conversations with American characters.
@sammydog01 The Amazon listing recommended 20th Century Ghosts by Hill as well- turns out I bought it in 2013. More spooky reading for me! I’m actually listening to his book NOS4A2 now. I hope I like his stuff.
@elimanningface The basic Kindle has black letters on a whitish background. The Paperwhite also has lights shining down on the black letters. So they don’t have glare or eye strain associated with tablets which shine in your eyes. You can use a paperwhite in full sun no problem.
Tablets are easier to navigate.
So if you’re reading for pleasure the e-readers are way nicer in my opinion but if you’re looking at a textbook or cookbook where you want to jump around the tablet is easier.
@elimanningface Paperwhite will last for days and days and weeks between charges. Even with the lighting turned all the way up. Paperwhite is lighter in weight than nearly any other tablet, and super-compact in size, making it very easy to carry along.
This weekend I returned home from a few weeks in the UK. I used the Paperwhite extensively during my trip and only had to charge it once. If I had charged before I left the US I doubt I would have required any recharging.
Tsundoku isn’t the same as hoarding books obsessively.
People who engage in tsundoku at least intend to read the books they buy, in contrast to people with bibliomania, who collect books just for the sake of having them.