313 Followers
180 Following
LG

Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Lying in Wait
Liz Nugent
Progress: 28/310 pages
The Shape of Water
Guillermo del Toro, Daniel Kraus
Progress: 72/313 pages
To Siri with Love: A Mother, Her Autistic Son, and the Kindness of Machines
Judith Newman
Princess Prince
Tomoko Taniguchi
Progress: 310/336 pages
Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness
Peter Godfrey-Smith
Progress: 41/255 pages
FREE: Locke & Key
Tatiana Maslany, Audible Studios, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez, Kate Mulgrew, Haley Joel Osment, Full Cast
Progress: 91/806 minutes

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.)