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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Against the Paw
Diane Kelly
Progress: 194/352 pages
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World
Abigail Revasch, Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Tara Sands, Listening Library
Progress: 67/473 minutes
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: 448/553 pages
The Naked Sun
Isaac Asimov
Progress: 20/187 pages
Fluency
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 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).