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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: 4/210 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

Reading progress update: I've listened to 1 out of 6 discs.

The Listerdale Mystery and Eleven Other Stories - Agatha Christie, Hugh Fraser

I have no idea how many minutes of this I've finished, so I'm switching to number of discs for my reading progress. I just finished disc 1.


"The Rajah's Emerald" - Meh. A guy named James Bond (not that James Bond) becomes increasingly grouchy at the realization that he's not as highly socially placed as the young woman he'd like to have hanging off his arm. While she and a group of friends (including James' romantic rival) go swimming, James has to wait in line. He decides to cheat a bit to get in sooner but ends up accidentally walking off in someone else's pants...and whoever owns those pants apparently stole the Rajah's emerald and stuck it in their pocket.


I didn't particularly like James, and the whole situation with the pants just didn't work for me, although it was just ridiculous enough to be a little entertaining. 2 stars.


Next up is "The Golden Ball."