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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

To Say Nothing of the Dog: Or How We Found the Bishop's Bird Stump at Last
Connie Willis, Recorded Books LLC, Steven Crossley
The Moai Island Puzzle
Ho-Ling Wong, Alice Arisugawa
Progress: 30/239 pages
The snail-watcher, and other stories
Patricia Highsmith
Progress: 9/177 pages
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
Fluency
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages

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.