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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Alliance In Blood
Ariel Tachna
Progress: 63/210 pages
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 Moai Island Puzzle
Ho-Ling Wong, Alice Arisugawa
Progress: 30/239 pages
The snail-watcher, and other stories
Patricia Highsmith
Progress: 9/177 pages
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

Okay then

This is entirely unrelated to books, but I just had to share.

 

I was calling a car service about possibly scheduling a ride to the airport sometime in the future. I knew it was a one-person business, or close to it. The conversation was pretty normal, right up until the end. I was asking if there were particular days the service wasn't available when the guy said, "I'm not sure how to put this delicately. How do you feel about the end times?"

 

Me: "...I'm not sure what you mean."

 

The guy: [Launches into a several minute-long list of reasons why the end times will occur in either November or December.] "So, do you get what I'm saying?"

 

Me: "Yes."

 

The guy: "Okay, great! So you understand that we can't schedule anything this early. Also, if I were you, I'd think long and hard about your trip."

 

Me: "Oh yes, I am."

 

I wish I didn't have travel anxiety, but I'd rather battle it than call him back.