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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Redshirts
John Scalzi
Baccano!, Vol. 1: The Rolling Bootlegs
Ryohgo Narita
Progress: 54/217 pages
Decision at Doona
Anne McCaffrey
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World
Abigail Revasch, Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Tara Sands, Listening Library
Progress: 67/473 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

Reading progress update: I've read 94 out of 290 pages.

The Twelve Kingdoms: The Shore in Twilight, the Sky at Daybreak - Fuyumi Ono, Eugene Woodbury

As a fan of Fuyumi Ono's Sea of Wind, this book fills me with dismay.

 

Gyousou, the new emperor of Tai, is

purging all the highly ranked criminals government officials who profited off of the kingdom's decline under the previous emperor's rule. Taiki, being a gentle kirin, would oppose this, so Gyousou decides to just not tell him. Instead, he has Taiki sent to a completely different kingdom while everyone works to try, execute, and dispose of the criminals before he gets back.

(show spoiler)

 

This seems like a classic example of the road to hell being paved with good intentions. I get that Gyousou wants to fix all the problems from the previous emperor's rule as quickly as possible, but the kirin exist as advisors for a reason.