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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

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: 58/553 pages
The Naked Sun
Isaac Asimov
Progress: 20/187 pages
50 Girls 50 and Other Stories
Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta, Gary Groth
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
Medical School for Everyone: Grand Rounds Cases
Professor Roy Benaroch, The Great Courses, The Great Courses
Progress: 34/725 minutes

TBR Thursday

All I purchased in the past week was part of the Immerse or Die StoryBundle. Of that bunch, these are the ones I'm most interested in. Strangely enough, every single one of them must have had a cover redesign or two, because none of Booklikes' cover images match the cover images on the StoryBundle site.

 

      

 

Pay Me, Bug! - Christopher B. Wright - I might have bought this one a long time ago if Wright sold his stuff on Smashwords. One of its previous covers (not this one, and not the one on StoryBundle) caught my eye, because it looked like something out of a graphic novel.

 

The Improbable Rise of Singularity Girl - Bryce C. Anderson - I like the idea of a main character who decides she's going to leave her physical body behind and live as a virtual being.

 

Strictly Analog - Richard Levesque - This seems like a cross between a hard-boiled detective story and sci-fi. I'm iffy about it but willing to give it a go.

 

Crimson Son could be okay, although something about the excerpt read a little too young for my tastes. The excerpt for Mad Tinker's Daughter didn't work for me at all, but, who knows, maybe it gets better. I had a similar reaction to several of the bonus titles (I do not understand how Jefferson Smith lasted 40 minutes with Century of Sand), so I opted not to shell out a few extra dollars to get the whole set.

 

Anyway, this bundle still has a few hours left, so get it soon if it looks good to you!