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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Nine Princes in Amber: The Chronicles of Amber, Book 1
Alessandro Juliani, Roger Zelazny
Progress: 73/331 minutes
Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit
Nahoko Uehashi, Cathy Hirano
Progress: 194/248 pages
Making Arrangements
Progress: 44 %
Let's Talk About Love
Claire Kann
Progress: 80/277 pages
Princess Prince
Tomoko Taniguchi
Progress: 310/336 pages
Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness
Peter Godfrey-Smith
Progress: 41/255 pages
A Rational Arrangement
Rowyn Ashby
Progress: 89/537 pages
FREE: Locke & Key
Tatiana Maslany, Audible Studios, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez, Kate Mulgrew, Haley Joel Osment, Full Cast
Progress: 91/806 minutes

Kobato (manga, vol. 2) presented by CLAMP, translated by William Flanagan

Kobato, Vol. 02 - CLAMP

Kobato works for a run-down kindergarten and tries to heal wounded hearts while she's at it. She finds out that Sayaka, the kindergarten's principal, is in debt, so she helps hold a bazaar to try to pay it off, not realizing that the debt is too great for such a little thing to truly accomplish much.

I liked this volume better than the first. CLAMP went a bit lighter with the cameos, and Kobato was so genuinely sweet that I decided I could be okay with her clumsiness and stupidity. I'm not sure how I feel about Sayaka (the principal) and Fujimoto (sort of Sayaka's helper, a family-less loner). I did love how, after Fujimoto told Kobato off for taking on a kitten she couldn't care for and would probably have to abandon, Kobato worked hard to find a home for it. Also, I liked Kobato's conversation with the little boy whose parents were divorced.


(Original review posted on A Library Girl's Familiar Diversions.)