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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Lying in Wait
Liz Nugent
Progress: 28/310 pages
The Shape of Water
Guillermo del Toro, Daniel Kraus
Progress: 72/313 pages
To Siri with Love: A Mother, Her Autistic Son, and the Kindness of Machines
Judith Newman
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
FREE: Locke & Key
Tatiana Maslany, Audible Studios, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez, Kate Mulgrew, Haley Joel Osment, Full Cast
Progress: 91/806 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).