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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Space Battle Lunchtime Volume 1: Lights, Camera, Snacktion!
Natalie Reiss
Progress: 20/120 pages
Fluency
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: A Novel
Becky Chambers
Progress: 148/441 pages
The Count of Monte Cristo
Alexandre Dumas, Bill Homewood, Naxos AudioBooks
Progress: 667/3165 minutes
A Matter of Oaths
Helen S. Wright
Progress: 101/277 pages
Report on the Selected Problems of the Technical Departments of the University of Illinois Library
Raynard C. Swank
Progress: 20/42 pages
Medical School for Everyone: Grand Rounds Cases
Professor Roy Benaroch, The Great Courses, The Great Courses
Progress: 34/725 minutes

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.