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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

The Caves of Steel
Isaac Asimov
The Blue Sword
Recorded Books LLC, Diane Warren, Robin McKinley
Progress: 73/735 minutes
Daughter of Mystery
Heather Rose Jones
Progress: 251/399 pages
50 Girls 50 and Other Stories
Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta, Gary Groth
Space Battle Lunchtime Volume 1: Lights, Camera, Snacktion!
Natalie Reiss
Progress: 20/120 pages
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
Report on the Selected Problems of the Technical Departments of the University of Illinois Library
Raynard C. Swank
Progress: 20/42 pages

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).