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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

The Caves of Steel
Isaac Asimov
The Blue Sword
Recorded Books LLC, Diane Warren, Robin McKinley
Progress: 73/735 minutes
Daughter of Mystery
Heather Rose Jones
Progress: 251/399 pages
50 Girls 50 and Other Stories
Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta, Gary Groth
Space Battle Lunchtime Volume 1: Lights, Camera, Snacktion!
Natalie Reiss
Progress: 20/120 pages
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
Report on the Selected Problems of the Technical Departments of the University of Illinois Library
Raynard C. Swank
Progress: 20/42 pages

TBR Thursday

Inspired by some nice comments from Susana, I'm going to try to participate in the TBR Thursday thing (started by Moonlight Murder) more often. My opportunities for squeeing about my newest acquisitions IRL are rare.


Okay, so All Romance Ebooks has a 25% rebate sale on Samhain Publishing books this month, and I had a few I wanted to pick up:




I loved Rose Lerner's A Lily Among Thorns, so this was a good opportunity to pick up her other books. I picked up Ghost Star Night for the same reason - I loved Nicole Kimberling's Happy Snak - although the excerpt was a little bizarre. Crossing my fingers on that one. And I haven't actually read anything by KJ Charles yet, but I've heard good things.


Those purchases earned me a freebie and some Ebook Bucks, so I got these two to top my ARe shopping spree off:




Both of these were iffy selections. For Want of a Fiend is the second book in a series I haven't actually started yet. My justification for getting it with my freebie code was that it's $9.99 (Bold Strokes Books charges waaay too much, especially considering their often shoddy editing), and I now have it on hand if I end up liking the first book. So there. (I hope I like the first book ^^;;)


Wings of Destruction is overpriced according to my personal criteria, and I suspect it's probably not very good. However, I'm interested in books starring characters who are explicitly identified as being asexual, and this is a romance starring an asexual guy. I figured I'd at least give it a shot.