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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

Oh yes, I have ILL books to finish

I Am Here! Omnibus Vol. 02 - Ema Tōyama, 遠山 えま

The second and last omnibus volume of this so-so series has arrived. I wonder, do manga volumes count for the Kill Your Darlings game? They're quick enough reads that it feels a bit like cheating to me, but I'm going to need to pause my novel-reading periodically over the next week to get through manga volumes that are going to be due back at the library soon.


My efforts to get Yusaku Kitano's Mr. Turtle, a book about a giant cyborg turtle (?) that was originally created as a killing machine and now just wants to do ordinary things like go to the library and type on a laptop, have failed. Too few libraries own copies of this, and either none of them want to lend their copies or they all charge more than the maximum our ILL department is willing to pay. I checked, and I could buy a paperback copy for $12 on Amazon. I'll put it on my "maybe" list.