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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Peter Darling
Austin Chant
Land of the Lustrous 2
Haruko Ichikawa
Progress: 60/192 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

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.