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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Lying in Wait
Liz Nugent
Progress: 28/310 pages
The Shape of Water
Guillermo del Toro, Daniel Kraus
Progress: 72/313 pages
To Siri with Love: A Mother, Her Autistic Son, and the Kindness of Machines
Judith Newman
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
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 94 out of 286 pages.

Dragon Sword and Wind Child - Miho Satake, Noriko Ogiwara, Cathy Hirano

I'm amazed at how quickly the text acknowledged that Saya primarily left her village because she was entranced by Prince Tsukishiro's gorgeous face. Saya herself even recognized this, although it took her until now to really internalize it (and I suspect she might waver a few more times before the story is over).


The writing/translation isn't very exciting, but I'm enjoying the setup. The Children of the God of Light are all immortal, while the Children of the Goddess of Darkness can die but get reincarnated. This isn't Prince Tsukishiro's first time trying to entice Saya to stay by his side. He'd probably be more successful if he didn't have that weird love-hate relationship with his sister. (I really hope they're only symbolic siblings, because eww.)