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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

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: 58/553 pages
The Naked Sun
Isaac Asimov
Progress: 20/187 pages
50 Girls 50 and Other Stories
Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta, Gary Groth
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
Medical School for Everyone: Grand Rounds Cases
Professor Roy Benaroch, The Great Courses, The Great Courses
Progress: 34/725 minutes

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.