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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
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

Thank goodness for libraries

The Drops of God 2 - Shu Okimoto, Tadashi Agi

I haven't finished the first volume yet, but I'm already requesting the second. Thank goodness for libraries, because I doubt I'd be continuing on with this series if I had to buy all the volumes - it looks like Kodansha let the paper editions of this series go out of print and is now only offering it electronically, and I'm still largely resistant to buying e-manga. A couple of the volumes can still be purchased at their original price, but others have shot up to twice what they probably originally cost. Not as bad as some out-of-print series, but I'm still grateful for library copies.


ETA: I just realized that I'm going to be doomed to disappointment. The last volume released in English was volume 5, back in 2012. However, it looks like the series as a whole is 44 volumes long, not counting the ongoing final arc, which is currently at 7 volumes. I'll never get to see Shizuku identify all the wines. :-(  Oh well, I'll still read the volumes that are available.