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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't
Robert I. Sutton
Progress: 6/210 pages
The Edge of the Abyss
Emily Skrutskie
Progress: 51/281 pages
The Listerdale Mystery and Eleven Other Stories
Agatha Christie, Hugh Fraser
Progress: 3/6 minutes
The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality
Julie Sondra Decker
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World
Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Abigail Revasch, Tara Sands
Progress: 190/473 minutes
The Mystic Marriage
Heather Rose Jones
Progress: 302/426 pages
Ichi-F: A Worker's Graphic Memoir of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant
Kazuto Tatsuta
Progress: 448/553 pages
The Naked Sun
Isaac Asimov
Progress: 20/187 pages
Fluency
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages

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.