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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

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 Moai Island Puzzle
Ho-Ling Wong, Alice Arisugawa
Progress: 30/239 pages
The snail-watcher, and other stories
Patricia Highsmith
Progress: 9/177 pages
Jane Jensen: Gabriel Knight, Adventure Games, Hidden Objects (Influential Video Game Designers)
Jennifer deWinter, Carly A. Kocurek, Anastasia Salter
The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't
Robert I. Sutton
Progress: 140/210 pages
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
The Naked Sun
Isaac Asimov
Progress: 20/187 pages
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages

Now that I'm nearing the end of my pile of Alice in the Country of stuff (although more might arrive in the next few days), I've finally figured out which Alice in the Country of Joker subseries I should have read first. Of course, it's the one I started reading last, Circus and Liar's Game. Oops.


So far, vacation reading is going nicely. I think I'm up to 20 volumes finished. Natsume's Book of Friends has probably been the overall best of the bunch so far. Wandering Son wasn't bad, but had way, way, way more complicated relationship drama than I expected. The Alice in the Country of stuff is all over the place. I've concluded that Job is not only the worst artist in the series, but is also the one who gets some of the worst plots. Except for the one volume with Ace. Not even Mamenosuke Fujimaru's pretty artwork could save that one.


I plan on writing up short reviews of everything when my break is over, but for now it's nice to just fly through everything without writing posts for each one.