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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Nine Princes in Amber: The Chronicles of Amber, Book 1
Alessandro Juliani, Roger Zelazny
Progress: 123/331 minutes
Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit
Nahoko Uehashi, Cathy Hirano
Progress: 194/248 pages
Making Arrangements
Progress: 44 %
Let's Talk About Love
Claire Kann
Progress: 80/277 pages
Princess Prince
Tomoko Taniguchi
Progress: 310/336 pages
Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness
Peter Godfrey-Smith
Progress: 41/255 pages
A Rational Arrangement
Rowyn Ashby
Progress: 89/537 pages
FREE: Locke & Key
Tatiana Maslany, Audible Studios, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez, Kate Mulgrew, Haley Joel Osment, Full Cast
Progress: 91/806 minutes

(Non-book post)


My sister and I arranged to meet up today! I didn't want to post about this earlier, in case stuff came up and she changed her mind. I got to see her, her husband, and their two little girls and baby boy. This was my first time meeting my nephew and youngest niece.


It was basically an entire day outside my comfort zone, and I'm exhausted. We met up at the zoo, which is about an hour and a half away from where I live. I'm an extremely nervous driver, and I also wasn't sure how well I'd do with the kids (I have almost no experience with kids and have never wanted any of my own), so I was a giant ball of anxiety. I managed the drive there and back, and, even though I'm an awkward aunt, the kids thought I was great just for existing. Both my nieces wanted me to hold their hands as they walked. So sweet.


So it was a good day, even though my legs feel like limp noodles right now.