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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 286 out of 286 pages.

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

The ending: marriage counseling for deities.


"'It's over, it's over! No more Darkness, no more Light. No more friends or foes. There's nothing left to do. How about a snowball fight?'"


I'm not sure how I feel about this book. Parts of it were amazing, parts of it were mediocre, and I disliked the way Saya felt like a secondary character disguised as a main character for most of the book. Maybe 3.5 stars? I definitely plan on getting the second book, which is thankfully still in print and reasonably priced.


As far as the game goes, I read this for the "Arsenical Toothpaste" card. Noriko Ogiwara is a woman, and her given name starts with one of the letters in the word "arsenic." You could also argue that Lady Iwa, who was so old that no one knew her real age, was an important character, since she made the ending possible.