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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

The Caves of Steel
Isaac Asimov
Progress: 86/270 pages
The Blue Sword
Recorded Books LLC, Diane Warren, Robin McKinley
Progress: 73/735 minutes
Daughter of Mystery
Heather Rose Jones
Progress: 251/399 pages
50 Girls 50 and Other Stories
Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta, Gary Groth
Space Battle Lunchtime Volume 1: Lights, Camera, Snacktion!
Natalie Reiss
Progress: 20/120 pages
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
Report on the Selected Problems of the Technical Departments of the University of Illinois Library
Raynard C. Swank
Progress: 20/42 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 31 out of 198 pages.

Poseidon of the East, Vast Blue Seas in the West - Fuyumi Ono, Eugene Woodbury

It's Twelve Kingdoms time again! I was iffy about this one, when I read the Tokyopop release. Shoryuu held his cards a little too close to his chest. It was no wonder so many of the people close to him didn't quite trust him, considering that all he ever showed them was his care-free mask.


Anyway, while looking up Twelve Kingdoms stuff a while back, I came across this description for the book:


"Ono Fuyumi's brief foray into romance novels. Takes place at the beginning of Shouryuu and Enki's rule (i.e., 500 years before present book events). The swarthy warrior-king Shouryuu must save his fiesty bride Enki from the clutches of kidnappers (one a dear friend from ages past, seduced into an abusive relationship with a power-grabbing noble), all while navigating a tangled web of political intrigue. If you object to this summary I challenge you to compose a more complete one. The fourth arc of the anime series." (Source)


Even though this particular interpretation never occurred to me and I don't agree with it, it still amuses me.