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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

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: 58/553 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
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

January 2016 reviews

 

I reviewed two novels, three volumes of manga, one movie, and one subscription box.

 

Although I didn't review much, it still felt like a good month - I enjoyed almost everything. I wasn't intentionally going for a theme, but I ended up with one anyway: nostalgia. Fuyumi Ono's Sea of Wind (not pictured here, because I opted not to review it again) and Mercedes Lackey's Arrows of the Queen were both comfort reads, Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers reminded me of my love of old adventure games, and the Star Wars movie was basically made of nostalgia (although not so much mine, which is maybe part of the reason why I didn't adore it as much as some people).

 

My favorite cover this month:

 

Horimiya, Vol. 1 - Hero,Daisuke Hagiwara,Taylor Engel 

 

The cover for Horimiya, Vol. 1 kind of makes me wish the whole manga were in color.