I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.
My "Currently Reading" shelf is ridiculous and has no real meaning at the moment. I need to clear some stuff off it. So here I go:
- I got a little over halfway through this before my long break from work started, and my checkout expired. The topic was interesting, but the way the author wrote about it often annoyed me, so I think I'm just going to DNF it.
- I added this to my "Currently Reading" shelf during my vacation back in November, got a few pages into it, and promptly forgot about it. I picked it up as a Kindle freebie. The basics as I remember them (so probably a lot of incorrect details): the US gets a prisoner of war back from the sci-fi Soviets, except he had a medical procedure performed on him that resulted in his head being replaced with featureless metal. Is he really who everyone says he is, or is he actually a spy? I don't really know that it's bad, I'm just not in the mood.
- I'm just mad at myself for this one. I read almost all of it in the space of a weekend and got within a hundred pages of finishing. Then I was distracted by other things (maybe the Booklikes Bingo game?) and never got back to it. It's now been long enough that I could probably remember what happened, but the emotional threads that carried me through so much of the book so quickly are lost. I think it'd probably be best to start from the beginning and reread or at least skim the earlier stuff. I don't know when that's going to happen, so it's coming off my "currently reading" list.
- This was free for Amazon Prime members for a while. I started it because I liked the idea of first-contact sci-fi starring a linguist heroine. Unfortunately, I hated the romance the author shoehorned into the book. If I remember right, all the guy could focus on was that the heroine was pretty and had boobs, and I was disgusted to realize that he was going to be her love interest and not the guy she eventually satisfyingly shot down.