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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

The Dark Victorian: Risen Volume One
Elizabeth Watasin
Progress: 35/97 pages
Welcome to Night Vale: A Novel
Dylan Marron, Jeffrey Cranor, Cecil Baldwin, Retta Andresen, Joseph Fink, Harper Audio, Dan Bittner, Therese Plummer
Progress: 154/722 minutes
Death Note: Another Note
NisiOisiN
Progress: 54/176 pages
Jane Jensen: Gabriel Knight, Adventure Games, Hidden Objects (Influential Video Game Designers)
Jennifer deWinter, Carly A. Kocurek, Anastasia Salter
The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't
Robert I. Sutton
Progress: 140/210 pages
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

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.