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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

May 2016 Reviews

 

My May reviewing went pretty well. I wrote about 7 novels, 3 audiobooks, 2 movies, 1 graphic novel, 1 manga volume, and 1 novella. Even better, I liked almost all of it.

 

I liked many of May's covers, too. My favorites:

 

Dragonsinger  - Anne McCaffrey 

 

This is probably my all-time favorite cover, even though I don't think Menolly and Piemur's looks are quite accurate. What I like about it: the detail, the colors, and the delicate and gorgeous fire lizards. I don't usually care which edition of a book I own, but in this case I sought this particular edition out.

 

The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo - Zen Cho 

 

I like this cover's colors (the delicate background pink and the way her clothes and the title match!) and, in general, how clean and uncluttered it looks.

 

Foreigner - C.J. Cherryh 

 

Another cover that's not quite accurate, but I like the composition and the way Jago and Banichi look like they could be statues.

 

Fox's Bride - A.E. Marling  Brood of Bones - A.E. Marling  

 

Okay, so technically I don't really like this cover. It's okay, but it's not nearly as nicely done as the cover for the first book, Brood of Bones (included for comparison). But! Look at that little fennec face. That's the face that contributed to my eventual decision to try the first book (it also helped that the first book was free).