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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

The Haunting of Hill House
Shirley Jackson, Laura Miller
Due or Die
Jenn McKinlay
Progress: 128/273 pages
Making Arrangements
Rosefox
Progress: 44 %
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
L. Rowyn
Progress: 179/537 pages
FREE: Locke & Key
Tatiana Maslany, Audible Studios, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez, Kate Mulgrew, Haley Joel Osment, Full Cast
Progress: 91/806 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.