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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Space Battle Lunchtime Volume 1: Lights, Camera, Snacktion!
Natalie Reiss
Progress: 20/120 pages
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
Report on the Selected Problems of the Technical Departments of the University of Illinois Library
Raynard C. Swank
Progress: 20/42 pages
Medical School for Everyone: Grand Rounds Cases
Professor Roy Benaroch, The Great Courses, The Great Courses
Progress: 34/725 minutes

April 2016 Reviews

 

I'm currently behind by 6 reviews, but I still got a lot done in April. I also read quite a few good books. Even better, not all of the good books were rereads. Of the things I reviewed, I'd say Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey (reread), The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison, the last story in Ann Christy's Robot Evolution, and Zootopia (the movie, not the junior novelization) were my favorites.

 

My favorite covers:

 

Dragonsong  - Anne McCaffrey 

 

I actually like the cover for Dragonsinger better, but this one is still lovely. Elizabeth Malczynski Littman had a huge influence on my mental image of the dragons and fire lizards of Pern.

 

Flower in a Storm Vol. 1 - Shigeyoshi Takagi 

 

I may not have liked this series, but I still like this cover. Riko looks like a breezy twenty-something. Considering that she and Ran are actually supposed to be seventeen, I don't know that this cover is really that great a fit for the series, but it did get me to read it, so I suppose that's something.