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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

Reading progress update: I've read 99 out of 553 pages.

Ichi-F: A Worker's Graphic Memoir of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant - Kazuto Tatsuta

Getting back to this, finally.


Chapter 2 included a newbie who, worried about radiation poisoning, over-tightened his equipment and gave himself a headache he thought was caused by radiation exposure.


Chapter 3 (reading right now) is about Tatsuta's early efforts to get work at Ichi-F. It was more difficult than I would have originally expected, and I hate watching these guys bleed money while waiting to be called in for the work they were supposedly hired to do.


Another thing: each worker is asked to purchase a stamp that's used in lieu of a signature (a footnote makes it sound like these stamps are not unusual). What bugs me is that the stamps were then taken away - workers only see them again when it's time to do employment contracts and other official paperwork. Even Tatsuta, who seems to leap to the defense of these companies more often than not, admits he has no idea how his stamp might have been used when it wasn't in his possession.