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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

The Caves of Steel
Isaac Asimov
The Blue Sword
Recorded Books LLC, Diane Warren, Robin McKinley
Progress: 73/735 minutes
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
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

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.