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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

FREE: Locke & Key
Tatiana Maslany, Audible Studios, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez, Kate Mulgrew, Haley Joel Osment, Full Cast
Progress: 91/806 minutes
The Ginza Ghost: and other stories
Ho-Ling Wong, Keikichi Ōsaka
Progress: 82/203 pages
Who?
Algis Budrys
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 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
Fluency
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages

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.