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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

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: 58/553 pages
The Naked Sun
Isaac Asimov
Progress: 20/187 pages
50 Girls 50 and Other Stories
Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta, Gary Groth
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
Medical School for Everyone: Grand Rounds Cases
Professor Roy Benaroch, The Great Courses, The Great Courses
Progress: 34/725 minutes

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.