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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

Reading progress update: I've read 132 out of 187 pages.

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Abducted Alchemist - Rich Amtower, Makoto Inoue, Alexander O. Smith, Hiromu Arakawa

The Fullmetal Alchemist light novels may not be great reads, but they're definitely not bad. Easy to get through, and the stories feel like something that could happen in the series. In fact, in some cases they were turned into filler episodes in the original anime. I don't think that was the case with this particular book, though.


This is the last book in the light novel series that I own. It looks like there might have been five total translated into English. I kind of want to read the rest, but I haven't decided yet whether it will be through interlibrary loan or purchases. I'll have to see what the library holdings numbers are like. On the plus side, if I do end up buying the rest, it looks like they're still in print and reasonably priced.