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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

To Terminator, With Love
Wes Kennedy
Progress: 19 %
Book, Line and Sinker
Jenn McKinlay
Progress: 91/274 pages
Princess Prince
Tomoko Taniguchi
Progress: 310/336 pages
Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness
Peter Godfrey-Smith
Progress: 41/255 pages
A Rational Arrangement
L. Rowyn
Progress: 179/537 pages
FREE: Locke & Key
Tatiana Maslany, Audible Studios, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez, Kate Mulgrew, Haley Joel Osment, Full Cast
Progress: 91/806 minutes

Nearly done with a comfort re-listen

Ancillary Mercy - Adjoa Andoh, Ann Leckie

I didn't quite feel up to starting something new-to-me after finishing Ex-Heroes, and then there was added work stress in the form of a committee I suspect I was put on more because of workplace politics than anything. I decided it was time for a comfort listen, and hey, it's only been four months since the last time I listened to Ancillary Mercy.


I'm a couple hours away from finishing it, and I was right, it really does work as a comfort read/listen. It has everything I need right now:


- Although there are parts that still make my chest tight, none of the characters I love die.


- The little moments that mean a lot, like when one character offers another tea at a particular moment, or in a particular way.


- Just about anything and everything to do with the characters, even those times when Seivarden is an enormous flawed mess.


- Adjoa Andoh voicing Breq. I'm fond of her voices for several of the other characters, but she's perfect as Breq.