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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

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

A weekend of kid things

Driving anxiety aside, I had a nice time visiting my sister and her family, although I made the mistake of using "I'm old" as my excuse for not knowing more than two of the My Little Pony names off the top of my head. This apparently led my eldest niece (6 years old) to wonder if I was senile, because she then brought me a bunch of ordinary objects and asked me to identify them. More memory tests were administered when I identified toy pliers as "pliers" rather than as "a tool." Lol.

 

I remembered to bring Ursula Vernon's Dragonbreath with me, so I got to read some of that to the kids, and then my eldest niece impressed me by continuing on with it and only needing me to tell her a few words here and there. I think the switch from plain text to graphic novel style pages and back again confused her a bit, though.

 

After that, we watched a bunch of Mia and Me, a show about a girl at a boarding school who is able to use a book to travel to a fantasy world where she becomes some kind of winged elf. It was strangely mesmerizing.