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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom, Vol. 1
Dojyomaru, Fuyuyuki, Sean McCann
Progress: 103/374 pages
Darkly Dreaming Dexter
Jeff Lindsay
Progress: 424/470 minutes
Wait Till Helen Comes: A Ghost Story
Mary Downing Hahn
Progress: 184/184 pages
Parental Guidance
Avery Flynn
Progress: 40 %
An Offer From a Gentleman
Julia Quinn
Progress: 102/358 pages
The Twisted Ones
T. Kingfisher
Progress: 385/385 pages
Tara Westover
Progress: 315/730 minutes
My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!, Vol. 2
Satoru Yamaguchi, Nami Hidaka
Progress: 24/171 pages
Graphic Medicine Manifesto
MK Czerwiec, Kimberly R. Myers, Scott T. Smith, Michael J. Green, Susan Merrill Squier, Ian Williams
Progress: 26/172 pages
Ao Oni: Mutation
Kenji Kuroda, Karin Suzuragi, Alexander Keller-Nelson
Progress: 30/152 pages

Reading progress update: I've listened 63 out of 152 minutes.

The Lemonade Crime: Lemonade Series, Book 2 (MP3 Book) - Jacqueline Davies, Suzy Jackson

I'm enjoying this more than I expected. It's basically Middle Grade legal fiction. Evan and his younger sister Jessie are both fourth graders, but that's because Jessie skipped a grade. Jessie is particularly good at math, very focused, feels strongly that things should be fair, and believes that rules are meant to be followed.


Evan believes that one of the boys in his class stole over $200 from him and used the money to buy a new game console, but he can't prove it. Jessie decides to set up a court of law, with members of their class as witnesses, jurors, audience members, and the judge. She'll be Evan's lawyer, and the other boy says he'll defend himself (he was given the option of selecting a lawyer from the audience, but they're all girls and he didn't want a girl lawyer).


When I read about the trial in the description, I assumed it'd be a mock trial set up by the class's teacher for some some reason or another. Seeing Jessie try to set everything up herself (using a pamphlet that gives an overview of the US legal system) is fun. I have a feeling that Jessie is the sort of girl who occasionally has trouble sleeping because she can't get her brain to shut up.