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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

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.