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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

FREE: Locke & Key
Tatiana Maslany, Audible Studios, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez, Kate Mulgrew, Haley Joel Osment, Full Cast
Progress: 91/806 minutes
The Ginza Ghost: and other stories
Ho-Ling Wong, Keikichi Ōsaka
Progress: 82/203 pages
Who?
Algis Budrys
To Say Nothing of the Dog: Or How We Found the Bishop's Bird Stump at Last
Connie Willis, Recorded Books LLC, Steven Crossley
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
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.