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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

November 2016 reviews


I'm having the exact same problems with BL today that I had with it last week - it's basically unusable with Firefox, and aching slow with Chrome. I'm planning on writing some review posts today but probably won't even attempt to post them here until things speed up again. They'll be on my blog and on LibraryThing. My blog has no spoiler tags but does have the ability to comment, while LibraryThing has spoiler tags but no commenting ability.


Anyway, I'm in some kind of weird not-quite-slump right now. I still have about 13 books to go before I'm done with my reading challenge, which basically means only manga, graphic novels, and children's books can save me now. The problem: the only reading I've been doing lately is e-book rereading. My reviewing could be going better, too. I have so many reviews I want to write, and even a fairly good idea of what I'd say, I just don't want to actually write. Blah.


Of the stuff I reviewed in November, the Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun volumes were definitely the best. Mr. Holmes turned out to be more a drama about growing old than the Holmesian mystery I was expecting. Battle Creek was okay, but if I had known that it had been cancelled and that its one and only season ended with

a prominent character bleeding on the ground

(show spoiler)

, I might not have started watching it in the first place.


The best cover of the month:


Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun, Vol. 3 - Izumi Tsubaki