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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

No Longer Human, Volume 2
Osamu Dazai, Usamaru Furuya
Progress: 100/194 pages
The Dinosaur Lords: A Novel
Victor Milán
Progress: 304/574 pages
The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't
Robert I. Sutton
Progress: 6/210 pages
The Listerdale Mystery and Eleven Other Stories
Agatha Christie, Hugh Fraser
Progress: 3/6 minutes
The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality
Julie Sondra Decker
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World
Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Abigail Revasch, Tara Sands
Progress: 190/473 minutes
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
Fluency
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages

Cover artwork thoughts

A Beautiful Friendship - David Weber

I stumbled across the full cover painting while looking for pictures of the treecats - the audiobook version cuts off the bottom, and the regular book cover has enough text on it that I initially didn't catch some things. Like Stephanie's outfit, which makes me want to headdesk. Why is she wearing a short skirt/dress? I mean, I do think the artwork is pretty, and I'm glad that the 12-year-old character isn't flashing cleavage. Are pants too much to ask in addition to all that?

 

Also, this one bugs me less, but Stephanie looks surprisingly good for someone who, at the time, had a badly broken arm, a few broken ribs, and an assortment of other injuries. Unless the cover is depicting a part I haven't gotten to yet, I think it's showing the scene with Climbs Quickly and Stephanie after Stephanie crash landed.