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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

The Tokyo Zodiac Murders (Pushkin Vertigo)
Shika MacKenzie, Soji Shimada, Ross MacKenzie
Progress: 102/316 pages
The Bishop's Pawn (A Marc Edwards Mystery Book 7)
Don Gutteridge
Progress: 47/239 pages
Welcome to Night Vale: A Novel
Dylan Marron, Jeffrey Cranor, Cecil Baldwin, Retta Andresen, Joseph Fink, Harper Audio, Dan Bittner, Therese Plummer
Progress: 211/722 minutes
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
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages

TBR Thursday

This was a light week, thank goodness. I picked up two audiobooks, one paper book, and one e-book.


The audiobooks:


Theft of Swords - Michael J. Sullivan,Tim Gerard Reynolds  Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore - Robin Sloan,Ari Fliakos  


Theft of Swords - Michael J. Sullivan,Tim Gerard Reynolds - I got this because I have the series prequel. I'm still not sure how good of an idea it is to start with the prequel, so I'll start with this instead.


Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore - Robin Sloan,Ari Fliakos - I checked the ratings of people I follow, and opinions about this one seem to be mixed, but generally good. I listened to the excerpt and liked the narrator.


The paper book:


Happy Snak - Nicole Kimberling 


Happy Snak - Nicole Kimberling - I've read this in e-book form and enjoyed it. This paper copy is more a backup than anything. Happy Snak was one of the Samhain titles I decided I'd really miss if, a few years down the line, something happened to my files and they became unusable.


The e-book:


Up and Coming: Stories by the 2016 Campbell-Eligible Authors - SL Huang,Kurt Hunt 


Up and Coming: Stories by the 2016 Campbell-Eligible Authors - SL Huang,Kurt Hunt - I downloaded this, although I doubt I'll ever read the full thing - it's enormous. There are a few stories here and there I'd like to try, and I guess I could review them as though I picked them up as separate files.