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

Currently reading

No Longer Human, Volume 2
Osamu Dazai, Usamaru Furuya
Progress: 100/194 pages
The Dinosaur Lords: A Novel
Victor Milán
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The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't
Robert I. Sutton
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The Listerdale Mystery and Eleven Other Stories
Agatha Christie, Hugh Fraser
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The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality
Julie Sondra Decker
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World
Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Abigail Revasch, Tara Sands
Progress: 190/473 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
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The Naked Sun
Isaac Asimov
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Fluency
Jennifer Foehner Wells
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Naruto (manga, vol. 54) by Masashi Kishimoto, translated by Mari Morimoto

Naruto, Volume 54: Viaduct to Peace - Mari Morimoto, Masashi Kishimoto

[This is the last one tonight, I promise!]

 

This volume was incredibly hard for me to follow. It felt like a mishmash of battles and happenings.

Here's what I can say: Guy's taijutsu moves in the volume were ridiculous. “Those who open the Seventh Gate of Shock perspire blue sweat” (49), which looks like chakra aura. See what I mean? So ridiculous. I have to wonder what was going on in Kishimoto's head, because, in addition to that, there was a flashback of Jiraiya and the Pain kids dressed in full-body frog suits.

And, unrelated to any of that: The island that's actually a giant turtle that Kumogakure has been rearing for generations made me think of Terry Pratchett's Discworld.

 

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