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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Against the Paw
Diane Kelly
Progress: 194/352 pages
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World
Abigail Revasch, Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Tara Sands, Listening Library
Progress: 67/473 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
50 Girls 50 and Other Stories
Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta, Gary Groth
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.