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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

The Haunting of Hill House
Shirley Jackson, Laura Miller
Due or Die
Jenn McKinlay
Progress: 128/273 pages
Making Arrangements
Progress: 44 %
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
L. Rowyn
Progress: 179/537 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 read 54 out of 217 pages.

Baccano!, Vol. 1: The Rolling Bootlegs - Ryohgo Narita

Notes so far:


- Looks like the anime was a pretty faithful adaptation. The main differences so far are the framing scene (a modern day Japanese man talking to an immortal, instead of a 1930s reporter talking to a little girl) and a few details in the panhandler scene.


- This book is almost entirely dialogue. 


- The translation/writing is rough. Readable, but some parts are unnecessarily confusing and everyone's dialogue feels about the same. I expected this, but it's still a shame.