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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Jane Jensen: Gabriel Knight, Adventure Games, Hidden Objects (Influential Video Game Designers)
Jennifer deWinter, Carly A. Kocurek, Anastasia Salter
Invader: Foreigner Sequence 1, Book 2
Daniel Thomas May, Audible Studios, C.J. Cherryh
Progress: 774/997 minutes
The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't
Robert I. Sutton
Progress: 6/210 pages
The Listerdale Mystery and Eleven Other Stories
Agatha Christie, Hugh Fraser
Progress: 3/6 minutes
The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality
Julie Sondra Decker
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.)