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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Who?
Algis Budrys
To Say Nothing of the Dog: Or How We Found the Bishop's Bird Stump at Last
Connie Willis, Recorded Books LLC, Steven Crossley
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
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.