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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Ascendance of a Bookworm: Part 1 Vol. 3
Miya Kazuki, Karuho Shiina, quof
Progress: 16/428 pages
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
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
Christopher Moore

Non-book post, sort of: The King's Avatar

I just finished binge-watching what I think is my very first Chinese animated series, The King's Avatar. If that title sounds familiar, it's probably because the live action version was recently added to Netflix's streaming catalog. Unfortunately, the subtitles for that version are so bad as to almost be unreadable. The subtitles on the animated version (which can be watched legally and for free on Youtube) are much better. The show is basically 90% flashy battles, 10% eating junk food and staring at computers.


In an effort to bring this back to books in some way: both shows are apparently based on a Chinese webnovel, which doesn't appear to have any official English translations. I'm somewhat tempted to give a fan translation a go, but I haven't had much success with fan translated novels (Japanese or Chinese). Plus, this one is currently over 1,600 chapters long. D-: