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

Currently reading

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
Medical School for Everyone: Grand Rounds Cases
Professor Roy Benaroch, The Great Courses, The Great Courses
Progress: 34/725 minutes

Reading progress update: I've listened 57 out of 572 minutes.

KIZUMONOGATARI: Wound Tale - Cristina Vee, Eric Kimerer, Keith Silverstein, Vertical Music, NisiOisiN

Araragi meets a woman on his way home from buying porn (the most important thing that has happened so far is Araragi accidentally getting to see the class president's panties, and the porn is supposed to help purge their glorious whiteness from his mind). Here is what he has noted about her:

 

- First, that she has an archaic way of speaking.

 

- Second, that her hair is blonde (an unusual thing in his small Japanese town).

 

- Third, that her dress is now tattered, but was clearly once lovely.

 

- Fourth, that she is lacking in energy.

 

- And fifth, that she's missing all of her limbs. One leg was neatly cut off, while her arms and other leg appear to have been torn off (more ragged wounds).

 

Araragi has a bad case of verbal diarrhea - he can go on and on about nothing, and he took two pages to describe his classmate's panties (this is an audiobook, but he specifically mentioned that his description took about two pages). Still, you'd think missing limbs and bleeding wounds would be worth mentioning a little sooner.