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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Nine Princes in Amber: The Chronicles of Amber, Book 1
Alessandro Juliani, Roger Zelazny
Progress: 13/331 minutes
Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit
Nahoko Uehashi, Cathy Hirano
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Making Arrangements
Progress: 44 %
Let's Talk About Love
Claire Kann
Progress: 80/277 pages
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
Rowyn Ashby
Progress: 89/537 pages
FREE: Locke & Key
Tatiana Maslany, Audible Studios, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez, Kate Mulgrew, Haley Joel Osment, Full Cast
Progress: 91/806 minutes

Fellowship of Fantasy ABC Challenge - H

The original post is here.


I primarily debated between three different characters for this one: Hiresha from A.E. Marling's Enchantress books, Hermione from J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books, and Princess Harriet Hamsterbone from Ursula Vernon's Harriet Hamsterbone series.


As much as I like Harriet's attitude (variations of "I'm going adventuring and I'm a princess, so adventuring is literally a thing that princesses do!"), I narrowed it down to the other two. Before I woke up this morning, I figured it'd be Hermione for sure, but I just changed my mind. I choose Hiresha.


I do like Hermione. She's the smart girl who refused to be quiet when other people made fun of her for being a know-it-all. But there were several choices that Rowling made for her that I wasn't thrilled about (the magical plastic surgery, Ron).


Hiresha, on the other hand, is a character I started off iffy about and who I've gradually come to enjoy more and more. She has narcolepsy and hates it, because it interferes with her dream of marriage and children. In an effort to cure herself, she studied to become an Enchantress, the one profession where her narcolepsy is actually an asset. She's brilliant and willing to look at things from a new angle. I've only read the first two books, but she's already come a long way, reevaluating her goals and rethinking what she (and society) thought she knew about how her magic works.


That's my first character choice to come from a self-published series, but there's at least one more coming up.