Finally purchased @vicorva's #book #BooksAndBone during the recent Halloween sales. Downloading it from the #Kobo store and uploading/opening it in the #Google #PlayBooks app was easy enough too. :)
While I'm used to reading #eBooks with the #Amazon #Kindle app, this doesn't look that different, and it's good to have it in a #DRMFree format! 👍
Now to find a quiet moment to read ;)
@FiXato Thank you so much for buying it and sharing about it! Hopefully it'll be an enjoyable read. ^_^
I *think* the Kindle version is DRM-free as well (or that's the box I ticked, anyway) even though it wasn't in the sale. The MOBI you can get from itch.io definitely is.
All-in-all, whichever format to use doesn't really matter much, and this gives me a good excuse to finally give a different e-books reader app a try. I'm mostly used to #Kindle because my previous #Samsung phone came with 2 free books every month.
(I thought it was funny that the #epub file from Kobo still had Smashwords in its name ;))
@FiXato 2 free books a month! 😮
Yeah, Smashwords is my distributor for most of the EPUB sales channels and they put their name all over everything. :/
most of the offers weren't really interesting to me, tbh. Book blurbs that, combined with their coverart, make me think of those typical thirteen-a-dozen 'romance' novels, often also the first part in a series (which makes sense, marketin-wise 😏).
Having said that, I did get a couple of nice thrillers and steampunk books through it. :)
@FiXato Ahh, limited selection. Yeah, that's not very tempting, I much prefer to choose from a full list.
apparently it was only a single book from a 4 book selection, and it was apparently cancelled in November of last year; show how long ago I actually made use of that deal 😏😅
so far I'm quite enjoying the book, and I like theorising about who Larry used to be, and what role Emberlon used to have. :)
I must say, it's quite refreshing to read a book written in British English again. :D
Is there a list with how you'd pronounce all the names though?
@FiXato I'm glad you're enjoying it! :D And yeah, I suppose it is quite British. Unintentional, just natural bias I suppose.
I didn't include a pronunciation guide because I don't mind how people pronounce the names. You're making me think maybe I should have though in case anyone wanted one!
especially for Smythe I can't decide on how his name sounds, mostly because it's a very uncommon name for me; Smith? Smith-ee? Smy-th? (I wish I'd been taught IPA in school...)
To me a lot of book characters feel like they 'exist' before the author tells their story, and thus they already 'have' a name. Pronouncing it differently almost feels as awkward as mispronouncing a real person's name. :)
No pressure though :) Prob just a 'me'-quirk ;)
«A hundred responses crowded on her tongue, waiting to be spoken, but what Ree actually said was: ‘It’s Smythe, not Smith.’ Usther shrugged. ‘I’m not hearing a difference.’»
ah, that answers that question ;)
@FiXato 😅 Heh.
Well, for the record, I pronounce it Sm-EYE-th(hard th).
based on the spelling, that was my initial guess too, but English is such an inconsistent language when it comes to pronunciation ;)
also, good morning ;)
@FiXato Yeah, English is a bit of a nightmare language with pronounciation. And good morning! :)
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