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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

The Caves of Steel
Isaac Asimov
Progress: 86/270 pages
The Blue Sword
Recorded Books LLC, Diane Warren, Robin McKinley
Progress: 73/735 minutes
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

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.