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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

Reading progress update: I've read 192 out of 192 pages.

Land of the Lustrous 3 - Haruko Ichikawa

Well hell, this was sadder than I expected it to be. And I continue to be torn on this series. I'm enjoying the characters and world, but the action scenes are incredibly hard to decipher. I feel sorry for the animators who, for the anime adaptation, had to somehow turn the action into something that makes sense.


How the heck did the giant blade thing come out of those tiny Lunarian pores? It literally wouldn't fit, and I couldn't see a way it might have been folded up. One panel was empty Lunarian pores, and in the next panel there was suddenly an enormous spikey weapon thing.