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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

The Tokyo Zodiac Murders (Pushkin Vertigo)
Shika MacKenzie, Soji Shimada, Ross MacKenzie
Progress: 102/316 pages
The Bishop's Pawn (A Marc Edwards Mystery Book 7)
Don Gutteridge
Progress: 47/239 pages
Welcome to Night Vale: A Novel
Dylan Marron, Jeffrey Cranor, Cecil Baldwin, Retta Andresen, Joseph Fink, Harper Audio, Dan Bittner, Therese Plummer
Progress: 290/722 minutes
Jane Jensen: Gabriel Knight, Adventure Games, Hidden Objects (Influential Video Game Designers)
Jennifer deWinter, Carly A. Kocurek, Anastasia Salter
The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't
Robert I. Sutton
Progress: 140/210 pages
The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality
Julie Sondra Decker
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.