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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 312 out of 318 pages.

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

This is an excellent adaptation overall, although it didn't magically cure my dislike of some of the aspects of the original.


I'm essentially finished - these last few pages are background notes about the author, the book, and what being a governess was like, as well as a note from Crystal S. Chan about some choices she made when adapting the work. I especially like Chan's comments - she talks about slight changes she made to improve the pacing of the manga (borrowing dialogue from a later chapter of the book to make the manga flow better, for example), as well as a few of her and SunNeko Lee's fun little touches (Chan worked cats in whenever the original novel gave her the opportunity to do so, knowing that Lee liked drawing them, and Lee used Chan and her husband as inspiration for a couple details in Jane and Rochester's character designs).