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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit
Nahoko Uehashi, Cathy Hirano
Progress: 102/248 pages
Making Arrangements
Progress: 44 %
Let's Talk About Love
Claire Kann
Progress: 80/277 pages
Princess Prince
Tomoko Taniguchi
Progress: 310/336 pages
Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness
Peter Godfrey-Smith
Progress: 41/255 pages
A Rational Arrangement
Rowyn Ashby
Progress: 89/537 pages
FREE: Locke & Key
Tatiana Maslany, Audible Studios, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez, Kate Mulgrew, Haley Joel Osment, Full Cast
Progress: 91/806 minutes

Reading progress update: I've listened 735 out of 735 minutes.

The Blue Sword - Recorded Books LLC, Diane Warren, Robin McKinley

This is going to be a tough one to rate. I still enjoyed the story (although I wonder how I'd feel about it if it didn't have 15+ years of nostalgia attached to it). However, the narration really didn't work for me. I wouldn't say it was awful, but it made me feel distinctly like an elementary student being read to by my teacher. And also, I disagreed with her pronunciation of the Damarian words.* Unfortunately, I can't find any sort of official pronunciation guide in order to confirm which of us is correct.




* - Me disagreeing with a narrator's pronunciations doesn't always result in me disliking their narration. See Adjoa Andoh's narration for the Ancillary Sword and Ancillary Mercy audiobooks for an example. I somehow adjust to her pronunciation whenever I listen to the audiobooks and then slip right back into my own pronunciation when I read my paper copies.