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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: 290/722 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

A couple days' worth of new library stuff

A few new additions to the library I work at. I love seeing all the books that come in, despite the effect it has on my personal Mount TBR. Thank goodness I don't work at a public library.


I'm still not sure what happened to the first "new library additions" post I wrote, but my mass import is over, so hopefully there will be no more mysterious post disappearances.




The Cartoon History of the Universe, Volumes 1-7: From the Big Bang to Alexander the Great by Larry Gonick - I might try this at some point, but the art style isn't really my thing. Still, I'm always happy to add another cartoon/comic book/graphic novel volume to my library's collection.


Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus That Caused It by Gina Kolata - I hardly ever read nonfiction, so who knows if I'll ever get around to this. However, I love books about diseases (I've read lots of bubonic plague books), and this one looks like it might be pretty readable.


Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross - Historical fiction based on the legend of Pope Joan, who is said to have taken on her dead brother's identity, entered a monastery, and eventually been called to attend the Pope. I know nothing about Pope Joan, but this sounds fascinating.


Culture smart!: India: A Quick Guide to Customs & Etiquette by Nicki Grihault - It's super short.