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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

To Terminator, With Love
Wes Kennedy
Progress: 10 %
Of Fire and Stars
Jordan Saia, Audrey Coulthurst
Progress: 156/389 pages
Book, Line and Sinker
Jenn McKinlay
Progress: 91/274 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
L. Rowyn
Progress: 179/537 pages
FREE: Locke & Key
Tatiana Maslany, Audible Studios, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez, Kate Mulgrew, Haley Joel Osment, Full Cast
Progress: 91/806 minutes

July 2016 Reviews


I'm very pleased with how much I managed to review in July, 19 things total. TV and movie reviews are still way down - I just don't seem to be interested in watching much lately. Not a bad thing, since it's usually the other way around if I prefer one thing over another, with my desire to read nearly at zero and my TV watching taking over everything.


The quality of the stuff I reviewed in July could have been better. There were a surprising number of things I awarded one or even a half star to, plus a few 2-star things. However, not all of it was bad, and the month did at least feature some quality covers.


My top favorite cover for the month:


Binti - Nnedi Okorafor 


I love how the warmer orange looks next to the cooler color of her skin. That cover has stuck with me since I saw it for the first time. Now that I've read the story, though, I have a couple other things to add. 1) With that little otjize covering her skin, poor Binti would feel horribly exposed. 2) Binti's supposed to be 16 years old, and I think the person on the cover looks older than that.