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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Nine Princes in Amber: The Chronicles of Amber, Book 1
Alessandro Juliani, Roger Zelazny
Progress: 13/331 minutes
Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit
Nahoko Uehashi, Cathy Hirano
Progress: 194/248 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 to 1 out of 6 discs.

The Listerdale Mystery and Eleven Other Stories - Agatha Christie, Hugh Fraser

I have no idea how many minutes of this I've finished, so I'm switching to number of discs for my reading progress. I just finished disc 1.


"The Rajah's Emerald" - Meh. A guy named James Bond (not that James Bond) becomes increasingly grouchy at the realization that he's not as highly socially placed as the young woman he'd like to have hanging off his arm. While she and a group of friends (including James' romantic rival) go swimming, James has to wait in line. He decides to cheat a bit to get in sooner but ends up accidentally walking off in someone else's pants...and whoever owns those pants apparently stole the Rajah's emerald and stuck it in their pocket.


I didn't particularly like James, and the whole situation with the pants just didn't work for me, although it was just ridiculous enough to be a little entertaining. 2 stars.


Next up is "The Golden Ball."