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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Authority: A Novel
Jeff VanderMeer
Progress: 231/340 pages
Let's Talk About Love
Claire Kann
Progress: 66/277 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
Rowyn Ashby
Progress: 89/537 pages
FREE: Locke & Key
Tatiana Maslany, Audible Studios, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez, Kate Mulgrew, Haley Joel Osment, Full Cast
Progress: 91/806 minutes

Reading progress update: I've listened 352 out of 596 minutes.

Midnight Riot - Ben Aaronovitch, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith

I wouldn't be surprised if someone told me that Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, the narrator, was either a little sick or suffering from allergies during the recording of the first couple hours or so of this book. His ability to breathe and speak has improved*, though, and now I'm debating getting another audiobook in this series. The problem: I didn't really like the second book, Moon Over Soho, and I'm not sure whether I'd like my first time through Whispers Underground to be via audio.

 

 

 

 

* - It's not like the problem was ever that bad to begin with, but it was noticeable. I feel a bit weird about focusing on a narrator's breathing so much, but hey, I've rejected audiobooks because the narrator had a slight lisp, or emphasized words strangely, or any number of other nitpicky-feeling reasons. Breathing is part of the package too, I guess.