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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

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: 58/553 pages
The Naked Sun
Isaac Asimov
Progress: 20/187 pages
50 Girls 50 and Other Stories
Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta, Gary Groth
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
Medical School for Everyone: Grand Rounds Cases
Professor Roy Benaroch, The Great Courses, The Great Courses
Progress: 34/725 minutes

Book shopping trip

I'm back from a big city book shopping trip. There were more construction zones than I expected, but I survived.

 

I also did a good job holding myself back. I offloaded six books and came back with only six books. That took a lot of willpower, since the store had gotten a lot of used manga volumes in since my last visit. I'm also pretty sure that the stack I came back with was shorter than the stack I dropped off.

 

Here's what I came back with:

 

Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Vol. 1: Dawn - Daniel Huddleston,Yoshiki Tanaka  Transition - Iain Banks  Downbelow Station - C.J. Cherryh  

Shakugan no Shana: Fight Day! - Yashichiro Takahashi  Shakugan no Shana: The Girl With Fire in Her Eyes - Yashichiro Takahashi  Blade of the Immortal, Volume 1: Blood of a Thousand - Hiroaki Samura  

 

I'm most excited about the stuff in the top row. I came close to adding Legend of the Galactic Heroes (Volume 1) to my last Amazon order, so that particular find made me glad I had decided to put it off for a bit longer. (I think that cover image might be for the audiobook, but it's what came up when I searched by the paperback ISBN.)

 

Blade of the Immortal (Volume 1) was a clearance section find. I've always been curious about that series. The Shakugan no Shana light novels were in the SFF section near Legend of the Galactic Heroes. I don't have high hopes for them (I haven't even seen the anime), but who knows, they might surprise me.