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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Lying in Wait
Liz Nugent
Progress: 28/310 pages
The Shape of Water
Guillermo del Toro, Daniel Kraus
Progress: 72/313 pages
To Siri with Love: A Mother, Her Autistic Son, and the Kindness of Machines
Judith Newman
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
FREE: Locke & Key
Tatiana Maslany, Audible Studios, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez, Kate Mulgrew, Haley Joel Osment, Full Cast
Progress: 91/806 minutes

An end is in sight

I'm three and a half reviews away from being done with all my Naoki Urasawa's Monster reviews. At this rate, the whole thing is going to be seven single-spaced pages in Word. But I'll finally be done, yay!

 

A few general things I've been noticing as I've been working my way through my notes:

  • Urasawa's Germany is itty bitty. I'm sure you could point to anyone on the street and play Six Degrees of Johan, easy.
  • I can't follow the timeline of Johan's life any better while writing out my reviews than I could while reading the manga.
  • This seems to be one of those series I liked more while reading it than I do while reviewing it. The many, many coincidences are painfully obvious now. But I'm leaving my star ratings as they are, because this series really was quite a ride while I was in the thick of it.

 

This is one that I'm for sure going to space out and schedule, because 16 posts is way too much all at once.