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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
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
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

The Reading Room: "Who is your author BFF?"

According to this, mine is Haruki Murakami:

 

"You are a diligent worker who takes friendship very seriously and you have a distaste for pseudo-work-friendships. Murakami is a self-proclaimed loner, but he loves his close friends. The two of you like to stray from the norm and transcend what is expected of you. While you come off as mysterious, and your thoughts can be surreal, you are always genuine. Murakami loves music, especially Jazz and classical, so whether you like it or not, you would definitely be dragged to a number of live shows. As dreamers with a deep understanding of history, politics, and literature, the two of you would flip-flop between intellectual debates and creating fragmented stories and whimsical situations for a variety of characters (probably based off you own experiences.) Murakami is a runner too—get ready to run a marathon!  "

 

Murakami's been on my TBR for maybe a decade now. I tried one of his books once (The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, I think?) and ended up abandoning it fairly early on, with the thought that maybe I'd try a different one at a later time.