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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Vintage: A Ghost Story
Berman, Steve, Steve Berman
The Moai Island Puzzle
Ho-Ling Wong, Alice Arisugawa
Progress: 30/239 pages
The snail-watcher, and other stories
Patricia Highsmith
Progress: 9/177 pages
Jane Jensen: Gabriel Knight, Adventure Games, Hidden Objects (Influential Video Game Designers)
Jennifer deWinter, Carly A. Kocurek, Anastasia Salter
The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't
Robert I. Sutton
Progress: 140/210 pages
The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality
Julie Sondra Decker
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
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages

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.