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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Against the Paw
Diane Kelly
Progress: 194/352 pages
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: 448/553 pages
The Naked Sun
Isaac Asimov
Progress: 20/187 pages
Fluency
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages

I checked my work inbox and found an email that basically said, "Since your library already owns books by [author], you may also want to purchase [author's] new historical fiction novel. It has gotten uniformly enthusiastic reviews on Amazon!"

 

Yeah, that last bit means absolutely nothing, considering that all it takes is friends and family writing 5-star reviews for a book to have "uniformly enthusiastic" ones. Still, I did some searching. The books we own are the author's traditionally published nonfiction. The book the email is talking about is the author's first (?) foray into self-published fiction. We're not a public library, so I don't see this happening. Although now I'm curious as to whether every librarian in my library, and all libraries listed as owning books by this author, also got this email.