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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

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
Medical School for Everyone: Grand Rounds Cases
Professor Roy Benaroch, The Great Courses, The Great Courses
Progress: 34/725 minutes

April 2015 Reviews

This wasn't a very productive month for me, as far as reading and reviewing goes. I probably did more TV watching than reading. I blame the grueling self-evaluation period at work (which is still going on, OMG) and the horrific weather.


The best thing I read and reviewed this month:

Yukikaze - Chohei Kambayashi,Neil Nadelman - It was very good, and got one of my rare 5-star ratings. Unfortunately, the sequel isn't working out nearly as well for me so far.


The best thing I watched and reviewed:

Eh...not sure. Maybe a tie between Fated to Love You and Much Ado About Nothing?


We'll see if I can finish and review more in May. I seem to be on a TV kick right now, though. At the moment, I'm watching The Moon Embracing the Sun, a historical-ish K-drama. Deadly political maneuvering and adorable romance, as long as you can deal with the age of the protagonists in the first few episodes. The heroine is 13, the Crown Prince who falls in love with her is 15, and the Crown Prince's illegitimate brother, who also loves the heroine, is 17. I'm at episode 5 now, and I suspect a "X number of years later" time jump is coming up soon.