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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Making Arrangements
Progress: 44 %
When Dimple Met Rishi
Sandhya Menon
Progress: 273/378 pages
Let's Talk About Love
Claire Kann
Progress: 80/277 pages
Princess Prince
Tomoko Taniguchi
Progress: 310/336 pages
Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness
Peter Godfrey-Smith
Progress: 41/255 pages
A Rational Arrangement
Rowyn Ashby
Progress: 89/537 pages
FREE: Locke & Key
Tatiana Maslany, Audible Studios, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez, Kate Mulgrew, Haley Joel Osment, Full Cast
Progress: 91/806 minutes

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.