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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World
Abigail Revasch, Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Tara Sands, Listening Library
Progress: 67/473 minutes
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: 58/553 pages
The Naked Sun
Isaac Asimov
Progress: 20/187 pages
50 Girls 50 and Other Stories
Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta, Gary Groth
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: A Novel
Becky Chambers
Progress: 148/441 pages
The Count of Monte Cristo
Alexandre Dumas, Bill Homewood, Naxos AudioBooks
Progress: 667/3165 minutes
A Matter of Oaths
Helen S. Wright
Progress: 101/277 pages
Medical School for Everyone: Grand Rounds Cases
Professor Roy Benaroch, The Great Courses, The Great Courses
Progress: 34/725 minutes

Book shopping!

I had today off, so I decided to go Big City Used Bookstore shopping. I didn't realize until I got there that they had a Labor Day weekend sale going on, so I bought a little more than I originally intended. And then I went to Barnes & Noble and bought a bit more (but not much more - either they didn't have the books I wanted, or the things I wanted were too expensive).


For those who are interested, here's what I ended up with, minus a few series volumes:




Tigana - Guy Gavriel Kay  - I've been wanting to read this for ages, but, considering its length, checking it out via ILL didn't seem wise. I looked for this book every time I went used book shopping, and I finally found a copy!


Crimson Empire Vol 1: Circumstances to Serve a Noble - QuinRose,Hazuki Futaba - I know nothing about this series, except that the artist is one of the Alice in the Country of artists.


Hikaru no Go, Vol. 1: Descent of the Go Master - Yumi Hotta,Takeshi Obata - I love this series. I even played Go a little because of it.



Land of the Blindfolded, Vol. 2 - Sakura Tsukuba - I've read the whole series and enjoyed it, although I remember it getting a little weird at the end. I already owned the first volume and was able to pick up a few more today. Depending on how I like the series on a reread, I might keep them or I might donate them to my library.


Angel Nest - Erica Sakurazawa & Erica Sakurazawa: Angel - Erica Sakurazawa  - I don't know if her works will be to my taste, but I've wanted to try her stuff ever since I worked on a read-alikes list for Tramps Like Us. It'll be interesting to try more josei manga.



World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War - Max Brooks - This has been on my TBR for a while. Here's hoping that owning a copy means I'll actually read it sometime in the next couple years.


Fire - Kristin Cashore - Ditto. I loved Graceling but still haven't read this.


A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent - Marie Brennan - Dragons! This one has also been on my TBR list for a while.



The Blood of Ten Chiefs - Richard Pini,Lynn Abbey,Robert Lynn Asprin,Mark C. Perry,C.J. Cherryh,Janny Wurts,Allen L. Wold,Nancy Springer,Diana L. Paxson,Diane Carey - Does anyone besides me remember Elfquest? I can't remember if my first non-superhero graphic novel obsession was Sandman or Elfquest, but I do remember devouring everything related to this series that I could find. If I read this, though, I can't remember.


Stranded - Anne Bishop;Anthony Francis;James Alan Gardner - Anne Bishop wrote a sci-fi novella. I had no idea.


A Confusion of Princes - Garth Nix - I loved Garth Nix's Abhorsen trilogy but haven't read many of his other books. It was cheap, so I figured why not? (Shelf space, that's why. But that's hindsight speaking.)



Rocket Racoon & Groot Prose Novel - Marvel Comics - Rocket Racoon and Groot were my favorite characters in the movie, so I'm hoping for good scenes featuring those two.


Dogs: Prelude, Vol. 0 - Shirow Miwa - I have no clue what this series is like, beyond a few clips I've seen from the anime. Here's hoping I enjoy it.