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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Alliance In Blood
Ariel Tachna
Progress: 63/210 pages
To Say Nothing of the Dog: Or How We Found the Bishop's Bird Stump at Last
Connie Willis, Recorded Books LLC, Steven Crossley
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

Possible vacation reading

Last night I did my favorite pre-vacation activity: putting lots of manga on hold so that I have plenty to binge-read while I'm visiting my parents. There's no guarantee that it'll all arrive in time, but here's what I'm hoping to have waiting for me:

  • Alice in the Country of Clover: Knight's Knowledge
  • Alice in the Country of Clover: The March Hare's Revolution
  • Alice in the Country of Clover: Twin Lovers
  • Alice in the Country of Hearts: My Fanatic Rabbit
  • Alice in the Country of Hearts: The Mad Hatter's Late Night Tea Party (I think finishing these five, plus a few volumes I own, would mean I'd finally finished everything in the franchise that's been translated into English)
  • The Ancient Magus' Bride (I have the first volume, but I have a chance of getting to read the first four through the library)
  • Attack on Titan
  • Chi's Sweet Home
  • Fullmetal Alchemist (trying to pick up where I left off quite a few years ago...maybe not a good idea, but I'll give it a go)
  • Fushigi Yuugi: Genbu Kaiden
  • Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto
  • Kobato
  • Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun
  • Naruto (I will eventually finish this bloated monster of a series)
  • Natsume's Book of Friends
  • Noragami
  • A Silent Voice
  • Skip Beat!
  • Xxxholic


I'm most excited about the possibility of finishing up Chi's Sweet Home, continuing Skip Beat! and Natsume's Book of Friends, and trying Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun and Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto. Series I wanted to try continuing via library checkouts but couldn't because they didn't have the right volumes (or any volumes): The Story of Saiunkoku, Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, and What Did You Eat Yesterday?


During past vacations, I've usually managed to finish about 40-50 volumes. I probably won't be able to manage as much this year, because more family members will be around and we'll be doing family things (I have no idea what that means, but I doubt it will involve breaks for reading). I'll do my best, though.