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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Space Battle Lunchtime Volume 1: Lights, Camera, Snacktion!
Natalie Reiss
Progress: 20/120 pages
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
Report on the Selected Problems of the Technical Departments of the University of Illinois Library
Raynard C. Swank
Progress: 20/42 pages
Medical School for Everyone: Grand Rounds Cases
Professor Roy Benaroch, The Great Courses, The Great Courses
Progress: 34/725 minutes

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.