Sure, why not? I’ve been a bad blogger.
1. There is an Forbes article today suggesting that libraries and publishers should not be arguing about ebook purchasing, but rather, ebook licensing. My reaction: NO. Licensing of ejournals bankrupted libraries as they costs went up 8-15% per year, but our budgets remained flat. This is not a good deal for libraries. Try again. *grumbles*
2. Yet again, I’m having trouble using Overdrive books from my library on my Nook. It’s a problem with the Adobe Digital Editions software, so far as I can tell. When I have the energy, I will contact my local library to tell them so in the hopes of getting it fixed. In the meantime, I’ve started reading a different, paper, book. *grumbles*
3. I’m currently revising all of my lecture notes, assignments, readings, etc. for my SJSU Special Collections class, to be offered in the Spring. Yes, I’m working ahead for my own sanity. This is a good thing, so that I can focus on discussion and grading next semester. But I have a case of the it’s-nearly-holiday-break-donwannas, so progress is slower than the Type-A half of my brain would like. *grumbles*
4. In the land of comics, DC’s statistics and demographics info for their new 52 sales came out. 93% male readers. This is why they aren’t particularly worried about how women experience comics. Their sales numbers tell them that it doesn’t matter very much to their bottom line. *grumbles*
5. Jennifer Love Hewitt and Lifetime are developing “Darcy’s Town,” a modern TV series based on Pride and Prejudice. I really don’t care for Hewitt as an actress, and I will likely not even give this a chance. I’ll just keep going with the Lizzie Bennet Diaries as my modern adaptation, thankyouverymuch. *grumbles*
So there you go.
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE, I have TARDIS string lights! And a TARDIS ornament on our Christmas tree! These make me happy, as does making my way through Burn Notice season 5, and spending lots of time with Michael and Caitlin.