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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Archie, Vol. 1
Mark Waid, Veronica Fish, Annie Wu, Fiona Staples
The Pretender: A Blackguard in Disguise by
Ta Mara Hanscom
Progress: 78/350 pages
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
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
Christopher Moore
House of Leaves
Mark Z. Danielewski
Progress: 22/709 pages
On Edge: A Journey Through Anxiety
Andrea Petersen
Progress: 80/260 pages
Gorgeous Carat, Volume 01
You Higuri
Progress: 40/170 pages
Princess Prince
Tomoko Taniguchi
Progress: 310/336 pages

Just finished a reread

The Course of Honour - Avoliot

I happened to still have this downloaded to my phone, and I needed something to read while waiting in various places. This was just as good as I remembered it being. A little less choppy-feeling the second time around than the first, but I'm going to keep my overall rating the same.


And I'm still rolling my eyes at the commenter on Goodreads who chastised me for potentially ruining the book by including "spoilers." I do my best to use spoiler tags when appropriate and, at the time, couldn't figure out for the life of me what the person meant. And of course they never answered my question about which part of my review they thought was a spoiler. After this reread, I suspect that the part they were talking about was the bit where I mentioned that Jainan and Taam's marriage hadn't been good and had involved abuse - it does take a bit for Jainan to admit this, even to himself, and it takes a while for Kiem to catch on, but Jainan's behavior and thought processes make it painfully obvious to readers long before details are included. Even if that is what the commenter was so upset about, there's a bunch of plot threads I didn't even hint at in my review - I still don't understand how my mentioning the abuse would in any way ruin the book for anyone.


Oh well. I'm leaving the book on my phone for the next time I'm stuck in line an need a sweet m/m sci-fi romance to help pass the time.