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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

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: 58/553 pages
The Naked Sun
Isaac Asimov
Progress: 20/187 pages
50 Girls 50 and Other Stories
Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta, Gary Groth
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
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 348 out of 572 minutes.

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

"God, which is to say 'me,' has spoken."


I'm pretty sure I'm not supposed to find that line funny, but I do.


Anyway, yay, I'm past the halfway point! My opinion is still that this is a wonderful production and horrible book. Today's listening has given me:


- Writing like this: "What an unfathomable woman! Carelessly requesting something of her could have dire consequences." Remember, this is supposedly a teenage boy's thoughts.


- A female character talks to Araragi and then curls up to go to sleep elsewhere in the same room. Araragi is amazed at how casually she has done this. It seems to him that it would be impolite not to...do something. Yeah, sure, it would totally be impolite not to sexually assault her because she was so careless as to go to sleep in front of you. Thankfully he does nothing, but his thoughts still make him scum.


- Another female character steps out of the panties she's wearing and gives them to Araragi as a good luck charm. She's known him for maybe a few days. Also, she's wearing a skirt, so that'd be a wonderful walk home.


- Another fanboy fantasy: Araragi trains himself by reading volume after volume of various action manga series. I'm okay with this. Too bad I can't opt to keep this and ditch all the panty scenes. It'd probably shorten the book by at least an hour.