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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Scavenger Hunt
Christopher Pike
Progress: 73/215 pages
The Gene: An Intimate History
Siddhartha Mukherjee
The Firm
John Grisham
Gorgeous Carat, Volume 01
You Higuri
Progress: 40/170 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

Reading progress update: I've read 213 out of 213 pages.

Log Horizon, Vol. 1: The Beginning of Another World - Mamare Touno

OMG, I'm finished. I loved the first season of the anime, despite its pacing issues. Unfortunately, it turns out that whoever adapted the anime actually made quite a few improvements, because the original book's pacing was excruciating. Also, I can't believe I'm saying this, but the anime actually had less fanservice than the book.

 

In the afterword:

 

"This book is an edited and revised version of an online serial I started writing in April 2010. When the story was turned into a book, I changed the setting a bit and revised the text to improve the quality of the writing and its readability."

 

Uh, not enough, but I suspect that truly fixing the story would have involved scrapping at least the first couple books' worth of material and complete rewriting everything.