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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

The Dark Victorian: Risen Volume One
Elizabeth Watasin
Progress: 35/97 pages
Welcome to Night Vale: A Novel
Dylan Marron, Jeffrey Cranor, Cecil Baldwin, Retta Andresen, Joseph Fink, Harper Audio, Dan Bittner, Therese Plummer
Progress: 154/722 minutes
Death Note: Another Note
Progress: 54/176 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
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages

Book packages are the best packages

I got a package the other day! I should save all of this for TBR Thursday, but it's just too beautiful. Everything is in a little pile right now, so that I can flip through them every few hours and get a fresh burst of happiness. The best part is, I'm still expecting one book from my order, so I can look forward to another package in the near future.


Anyway, Right Stuf was having a Yen Press sale, and I went a little crazy. Here's most of it:




The History of the West Wing - Jiayu Sun,Guo Guo - This one looked so lovely when I flipped through it that I couldn't wait, so I've already read and reviewed it.


Another - Yukito Ayatsuji - I'm used to skinny little light novels, so this one turned out to be surprisingly thick. I enjoyed the anime and hope I'll like the book it was based off of at least as much.


Not Love But Delicious Foods - Fumi Yoshinaga - I love Fumi Yoshinaga's stuff, and she does a fabulous job with foodie manga. Even so, I had been dragging my feet over getting this one. It's autobiographical and features reviews of restaurants I'll never be able to try. Yoshinaga's usually really good at character relationships and conveying her deep love of food, so hopefully I'll see that here and it will be enough.




I replaced the cover of that last one, but it's still waiting for BL librarians to look it over and finalize it. (ETA: Murder By Death took care of it! Note: replaced covers on book pages do not automatically update images inserted into posts.) Anyway, it's a trio of volumes in one of my guilty pleasure manga reads, Inu x Boku SS. I really need to get my butt in gear and write more manga reviews.




And, last but definitely not least, a couple things by Kaoru Mori!


A Bride's Story, Vol. 6 - Kaoru Mori - The only volume in this series that I've reviewed so far is volume 1. I need to fix that. I'm terrible at making myself review manga. It's incredibly easy to get really behind.


Kaoru Mori: Anything and Something - Kaoru Mori,森 薫 - Like Yen Press's other Kaoru Mori releases, this is a hardcover. For some reason I thought it'd be much skimpier, so I'm happy. I expect it to be a bit of a mixed bag. There are some shorts and extras featuring characters Mori fans will know and love (including at least one Emma short that I'm fairly certain was previously released in one of CMX's volumes), plus many random short works.