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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

The Naked Sun

The Naked Sun - Isaac Asimov

I got lucky - my library actually owns a copy of the sequel to The Caves of Steel, so there's no need for me to get it through ILL. It isn't the same edition as the one shown in this post, but unlike my library copy, this one comes with cover art. Weird cover art.


I'm still debating how I feel about The Caves of Steel. On the one hand, the sci-fi world-building was interesting, if dated - this was a sci-fi murder mystery with a definite emphasis on the sci-fi. On the other hand, the mystery aspects were disappointing, and the characters often frustrated me. I spent a good-sized chunk of the book either saying "Baley, no" or "But the crime scene."


I liked it enough to want to continue on with The Naked Sun, although I should probably finish up at least one of the other books I'm currently reading first.