Yee gods I hate pdfs, especially those image based ones. This was why I used to use a reader's grant at university to pay for the stuff I needed reading, though admitedly that was ten or fifteen years ago and both online resources and access technology have changed a huge amount since then.
One thing I'd check is whether you actually need to read the entire book cover to cover. Usually, with most university courses I've seen you need specific chapters or specific chunks of a book. I'd recommend talking to your tutor and getting her/him to tell you which bits exactly are required, including the page numbers, then either using ocr on those given pages, or using Adoby reader's "convert page to text" function to convert the book one bit at a time.
Also, don't forget that sighted people will skim read a book, will just whip it off the shelf and flick through picking up a general jist, and only read in detail the parts that are relevent to them, you can't do that so need more specific information on where to look, and hay that is what your tutor is being paid for so you might as well use her/his skills to your advantage.
Interesting zenothrax, Oddly enough for me as a life long whovian, I've lost touch with the new series.
Things started to go majorly downhill when stephen Moffat took over in season 5, deus ex endings, confusing unresolved plots and bloody annoying characters like Amy and clara.
I really disliked season 7, and while season 8 had a few improvements such as mummy on the orient express, in general it wasn't too much of a step up, not with the way miss impossibly smug I'm right all the time Clara kept telling off the Doctor everytime he threatened to be right and Missy just turned out to be yet another of Moffat's overly flirty, sexually predatory female characters just like River song and Amy before her.
I caught the first two episodes of season 9 (the really horrible dalek one with Davros which just reminded me how awesome Davros is in the audios), then my dad's tv recording box packed up and he missed the rest, and honestly I never cared enough to go back and see further.
I've heard that Bill is an improvement on Clara (well she couldn't be worse), but its just not been a priority, especially when not compared to the Big finish audio storeis which I still keep uptodate with and which have been generally awesome, they've even made River song an actually likable character.
However, since I hear Chris Chidnal is taking over as show runner I might pick up the new series this month and see where things are going with it. I admit I was cringing at the thought of Moffat doing a female doctor mostly because of the previously mentioned tendency of Moffat to be very limited when it comes to writing a character with two x chromosomes, but if someone else is taking the reigns the idea has quite a bit of potential, though I am a little worried about the reports of "A sexy new doctor" and "appealing to other demographics" I've heard.
Why couldn't we just have an awesome female doctor being awesome and quirky and commanding. Doctor Maggy Smith, that would rock! .
Anyway, things continue getting complicated over here. My lady has found a councilling course which looks rather ideal, hopefully there's still a place and she can get on the thing alright. Unfortunately we've had an increasing number of disasters, with my lady's braille display, with the washing machine, with train arrangements for London and so on and so on, things seem to be getting quite nuts over here generally at the moment so we're hopign matters will calm down soon, particularly since as I said we're looking at a busy few weeks.
With our dreaming and singing, Ceaseless and sorrowless we! The glory about us clinging Of the glorious futures we see,
Our souls with high music ringing; O men! It must ever be
That we dwell in our dreaming and singing, A little apart from ye. (Arthur O'Shaughnessy 1873.)