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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

Angry librarian, shaking her fist at the sky (aka publishers)

I'm taking a moment to shake my fist at the stuff libraries have to go through to try to provide users with the materials they want, in the formats they want. For example, our Overdrive selector was flabbergasted that a YA book that's been out for a few years is available for her to buy in either audiobook or graphic novel form, but not the original e-book. Also, the third book of a popular YA series, which an individual can buy in e-book form for $5.99, costs libraries $40.00 and expires after 24 months (whether or not anyone ever checked it out, it goes poof, and the library has to re-buy if they still want it in their Overdrive collection).

 

Grr.