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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World
Abigail Revasch, Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Tara Sands, Listening Library
Progress: 67/473 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: 58/553 pages
The Naked Sun
Isaac Asimov
Progress: 20/187 pages
50 Girls 50 and Other Stories
Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta, Gary Groth
Fluency
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: A Novel
Becky Chambers
Progress: 148/441 pages
The Count of Monte Cristo
Alexandre Dumas, Bill Homewood, Naxos AudioBooks
Progress: 667/3165 minutes
A Matter of Oaths
Helen S. Wright
Progress: 101/277 pages
Medical School for Everyone: Grand Rounds Cases
Professor Roy Benaroch, The Great Courses, The Great Courses
Progress: 34/725 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.