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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

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
Medical School for Everyone: Grand Rounds Cases
Professor Roy Benaroch, The Great Courses, The Great Courses
Progress: 34/725 minutes

I did some freebie downloading

Apparently, if I go too long without buying books, I overcompensate by downloading too many freebies. Some of which didn't even have excerpts (on Smashwords - I was too lazy to look elsewhere), so who knows what they're like. At least my willpower with freebies is better than it was when I first got my Nook.




Balanced on the Blade's Edge - Lindsay Buroker - I've seen Lindsay Buroker's stuff recommended several times, so I figured why not?


There Will Be Phlogiston - Alexis Hall - A reviewer I follow liked this. I think it's a later book in a series, though, so I have no clue whether it'll make any sense to me.


Going Shogun - Ernie Lindsey - I'm not a fan of the title, but the excerpt seemed fun. The Smashwords cover is different (and, in my opinion, better) than the one shown here.




Aerisia: Land Beyond the Sunset - Sarah Ashwood - I read some of the excerpt and am not sure the writing will work for me, but the setup kind of reminded me of Yoko's story in Fuyumi Ono's The Twelve Kingdoms series.


XGeneration 1: You Don't Know Me (XGeneration, #1) - Brad Magnarella - To be honest, this looks like X-Men fanfic. I have no idea if it's any good, but I can always decide to abandon it, right?


The Shadow of Black Wings - James Calbraith - No excerpt. I was just downloading stuff by this point. The cover grabbed me.




Clockwork Gold - Jenny Schwartz - Steampunk Australia! I follow Jenny Schwartz here on Booklikes, and she posted that this was free (but not anymore, sorry!). It's the only one of this bunch not from Smashwords, and it's also my very first e-book download from Amazon.