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Familiar Diversions

I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.

Currently reading

No Longer Human, Volume 2
Osamu Dazai, Usamaru Furuya
Progress: 100/194 pages
The Dinosaur Lords: A Novel
Victor Milán
Progress: 58/574 pages
The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't
Robert I. Sutton
Progress: 6/210 pages
The Listerdale Mystery and Eleven Other Stories
Agatha Christie, Hugh Fraser
Progress: 3/6 minutes
The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality
Julie Sondra Decker
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World
Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Abigail Revasch, Tara Sands
Progress: 190/473 minutes
The Mystic Marriage
Heather Rose Jones
Progress: 302/426 pages
Ichi-F: A Worker's Graphic Memoir of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant
Kazuto Tatsuta
Progress: 448/553 pages
The Naked Sun
Isaac Asimov
Progress: 20/187 pages
Fluency
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages

Attempted book shopping

What I went to my local new bookstore to buy yesterday:

 

 

 

Despite it being a Hugo Award winner, there were no copies available. I didn't want to leave empty-handed, so I bought some guilty pleasure manga instead:

 

 

 

It seems like every time I go to that store, I'm reminded why I rarely shop there. They hardly ever have the books I'm actually looking for, and whatever I do find that looks good can usually be found more cheaply online. Books I have failed to find in the past include: Jeannie Lin's latest releases, Meljean Brook's steampunk books, the next volume of almost any manga series I wanted to continue (finding volume 2 of Inu x Boku SS was a surprise), and the Guardians of the Galaxy novel.