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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 read 245 out of 245 pages.

Decision at Doona - Anne McCaffrey


All right, I finally get to roll again!


I imagine I'd have enjoyed this one more if I had first read it 20 years ago. Unfortunately, this was my first time reading it, and most of my problems with it could be summed up with one word: Todd. I hated that his parents had nothing good to say about him until the Hrrubans basically adopted him. At the same time, he also annoyed me. And the way McCaffrey used him near the end had me rolling my eyes. I had difficulty believing that a 6-year-old who couldn't/wouldn't be quiet, sit still, do as he was told, etc. could do everything that he did at the end of the book, especially since even an adult would probably have found large stretches of it to be boring or mentally exhausting.