177 Following

Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

A Rational Arrangement
Rowyn Ashby
Progress: 13/537 pages
FREE: Locke & Key
Tatiana Maslany, Audible Studios, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez, Kate Mulgrew, Haley Joel Osment, Full Cast
Progress: 91/806 minutes
The Ginza Ghost: and other stories
Ho-Ling Wong, Keikichi Ōsaka
Progress: 82/203 pages
Algis Budrys
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

October 2015 Reviews

I reviewed 10 things in October, which made for an awkward collage. Ann Leckie's books were heavily featured. I was going to try to make sure the three Imperial Radch covers weren't touching each other, until I remembered that the trilogy covers were all pieces of the same painting and were meant to fit together. And so I did that instead.


Best things I reviewed this month:


- Ancillary Sword - Ann Leckie,Adjoa Andoh  and Ancillary Mercy - Ann Leckie  - Ancillary Sword was on August's list too...


- The Martian - Andy Weir  - Filled to the brim with science and nearly deadly disasters!


Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Part Two, Episodes 14-26 (anime TV series) - This is my second attempt at getting through this anime, but my first time actually making it past the stuff that was covered in the original TV series. I enjoyed this boxed set a lot.


Honorable mentions:


K (anime TV series) - I wanted more out of this series' characters, and so it never really grabbed me as much as I hoped it would. Still, it was nice to look at, and it would be nice to see the sequel movie and sequel anime one day.


Goong (live action TV series) - The first 14 or so episodes were super addictive. Then I realized that the main characters kept taking one step forward and one or two steps back. I wish they had become a better couple before the last episode.


All right, now off to try and make myself sleep. I'll be keeping up with everyone's posts as much as possible, and commenting, but I don't know that I'll be writing any posts of my own for a while. I won't have much access to a computer, and writing posts on my tablet is annoying.