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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 read 206 out of 318 pages.

Manga Classics: Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë, Crystal Chan, SunNeko Lee

I'm reading this while biding my time in Booklikesopoly jail. The weather was too terrifying last night to even consider trying to write reviews. On the plus side, I never lost power.


It's been a while since I read the book. I don't recall liking it all that much. It wasn't bad, but I disliked Rochester since I knew what was going on and what he was roping Jane into. Although my memories of the original are somewhat vague, this seems to be a pretty faithful adaptation. The occasional "manga humor" panels are a bit at odds with the overall feel of the volume, but the rest of it is good.


Rochester has just asked Jane to marry him, and I continue to dislike him.