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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

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
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages

Reading progress update: I've to listened 2 out of 6 discs.

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

"Mr. Eastwood's Adventure" - End of disc 2, end of this story. Oh, Mr. Eastwood. A mystery author with a case of writer's block. Or at least writer's block when it comes to writing stuff he knows he can sell. He's desperately looking for inspiration when he gets a call from a mysterious woman who thinks he's someone else and says she's in danger and needs his help. I suppose it's a so-so story, and I figured out what was going on when they were at Mr. Eastwood's place (one of those moments when I wanted to shout at the main character to not be so naive), but something about Mr. Eastwood made me laugh. The ending was abrupt and probably would have been funnier if I had been reading it rather than listening to it, since I didn't realize at first that I was at the end of the story and not just the end of the disc. I'll give this one 3.5 stars.


Next up is "Philomel Cottage."