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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

An Extraordinary Union
Alyssa Cole
Progress: 108/258 pages
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World
Abigail Revasch, Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Tara Sands, Listening Library
Progress: 190/473 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

Reasons I have passed books by in the past week

E-books:

 

- Book is written in first person present tense. (This one was written by a favorite author of mine. Every few months I consider buying it, and then I read the excerpt again and reject it.)

 

- Book is written in a way that resembles a script. (Again, written by a favorite author.)

 

- Sci-fi book that I thought would make use of actual linguistic principles instead seems to rely on the main character being able to pick up languages like magic. (There's a chance I may still talk myself into getting this one.)

 

Audiobooks:

 

- Book is written in first person present tense. (I tried the sample of that same book's audio version. It worked no better for me while listening to it than it did while reading it.)

 

- The narrator has a slight lisp. (I do too, but I also don't narrate audiobooks.)