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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Patient Zero
Ray Porter, Jonathan Maberry
Progress: 137/887 minutes
Gorgeous Carat, Volume 01
You Higuri
Progress: 40/170 pages
Log Horizon, Vol. 1: The Beginning of Another World
Mamare Touno
Progress: 101/213 pages
Neanderthal Seeks Human
Penny Reid
Progress: 135/319 pages
Princess Prince
Tomoko Taniguchi
Progress: 310/336 pages
FREE: Locke & Key
Tatiana Maslany, Audible Studios, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez, Kate Mulgrew, Haley Joel Osment, Full Cast
Progress: 91/806 minutes

Non-book post: Tabula Rasa

I've been watching this Belgian show called Tabula Rasa on Netflix. The first few episodes were good but sent me hunting for content warnings - I was worried that a later episode would reveal that Mie, the main character, had been raped at some point and didn't remember because of her amnesia, and I wanted some advance warning. Does the Dog Die was light on info but did at least let me know that I'd need to brace myself for something else, so hey, that's something. I've now made it to the end of episode 5 (out of 9 total), and my face is basically like this:




The verdict so far is that it's really good, but the horror aspects are occasionally almost too much for me. This is primarily a mystery/thriller series, but the way Mie's amnesia is depicted shifts the genre, at times, from mystery/thriller into horror as her brain blends times and events together in an attempt to make sense of what's going on around her.


I'll probably binge-watch the rest of the series over the weekend, if my nerves can handle that much at once.