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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow
Katherine Woodfine
Progress: 58/314 pages
Ao Oni: Mutation
Kenji Kuroda, Karin Suzuragi, Alexander Keller-Nelson
Progress: 30/152 pages
The Haunting of Tram Car 015
P. Djeli Clark
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
FREE: Locke & Key
Tatiana Maslany, Audible Studios, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez, Kate Mulgrew, Haley Joel Osment, Full Cast
Progress: 91/806 minutes

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-: