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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

The Caves of Steel
Isaac Asimov
The Blue Sword
Recorded Books LLC, Diane Warren, Robin McKinley
Progress: 73/735 minutes
Daughter of Mystery
Heather Rose Jones
Progress: 251/399 pages
50 Girls 50 and Other Stories
Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta, Gary Groth
Space Battle Lunchtime Volume 1: Lights, Camera, Snacktion!
Natalie Reiss
Progress: 20/120 pages
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

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.