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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

To Say Nothing of the Dog: Or How We Found the Bishop's Bird Stump at Last
Connie Willis, Recorded Books LLC, Steven Crossley
The Moai Island Puzzle
Ho-Ling Wong, Alice Arisugawa
Progress: 30/239 pages
The snail-watcher, and other stories
Patricia Highsmith
Progress: 9/177 pages
Jane Jensen: Gabriel Knight, Adventure Games, Hidden Objects (Influential Video Game Designers)
Jennifer deWinter, Carly A. Kocurek, Anastasia Salter
The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't
Robert I. Sutton
Progress: 140/210 pages
The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality
Julie Sondra Decker
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.