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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Algis Budrys
Alliance In Blood
Ariel Tachna
Progress: 86/210 pages
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 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
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages

TBR Thursday

Having a lot of unread e-books didn't stop me from getting more.




Song of the Summer King - Jess E. Owen - I've seen the cover of the second book in the series floating around (it's gorgeous), so I had been debating starting the series. When this was briefly made free, I decided to download it. There's a bit of nostalgia at play here - I used to gravitate towards fantasy books with gryphons on the cover when I was a teen.


Rebel (Legend of the Spider-Prince #1) - Margo Ander - My one and only Smashwords "Read an Ebook Week" freebie.


Radiance - Grace Draven - I'm a fan of fantasy romance. I first read about this book on Dear Author, and it sounded right up my alley.




The Parfit Knight - Stella Riley - I keep hearing great things about this book, and I'm curious.


The King's Sword - C. J. Brightley - I first heard about this via the last Indie fantasy Storybundle. This was pretty much the only book out of the whole bundle that I didn't already own and was interested in, so I decided to skip out on the bundle and buy it on its own. The premise kind of reminds me of Nahoko Uehashi's Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit, only with a man filling Balsa's role.


Unseemly Pursuits: A Concordia Wells Mystery - K.B. Owen - I liked the first book enough to want to try the second book.




Crown Duel (Crown & Court, #1/2) - Sherwood Smith - Sherwood Smith was another one of the authors in the Indie fantasy Storybundle. I wasn't interested in the book in the bundle, but this one caught my eye as I was researching her other works.


Digital Divide - K.B. Spangler - A mystery/thriller starring a cyborg. I was intrigued.


Fox's Bride - A. E. Marling - This was actually the book that brought this entire series to my attention. That fox is adorable. Anyway, I had mixed feelings about the first book, but decided I was willing to give the second book a try. It helped that 1) I tried the excerpt and the Lord of the Feast was there right from the start, and 2) a reviewer whose opinions I trust liked the second book more than the first.