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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Fuzzy Nation
Wil Wheaton, John Scalzi
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: 34/210 pages
The Listerdale Mystery and Eleven Other Stories
Agatha Christie, Hugh Fraser
Progress: 3/6 minutes
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 18 out of 440 pages.

The Friday Society - Adrienne Kress

Oh, not good. This is clearly one of those steampunk books that hasn't even had a passing acquaintance with historical research. I'm not asking for much, just that the text vaguely feels like it's set in the stated location and year. In this case, London in 1900. And yet I'm already checking out the Oxford English Dictionary. "Skeevy," used on page 18 - U.S. slang borrowed from Italian, earliest usage appears to be 1976. Also, page 17 had Cora thinking about how an opium den "freaked her out." Earliest example of this usage is 1965.