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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

Reading progress update: I've read 218 out of 311 pages.

Ascendance of a Bookworm: Part 1 Vol. 1 - Miya Kazuki, Karuho Shiina, quof

J-Novel Club really needs to be more careful with its editing - I caught one bit where commas seemed to have been used in place of periods, a stray "1" at the end of a sentence, and an instance of "is the worse" instead of "is the worst." And then there's the quality of the light novel itself. So many light novel authors have no clue how to do decent story pacing, and Miya Kazuki is unfortunately not an exception to the rule.


I hope the main character matures a bit in later novels. It's easy to forget that Urano is a college grad, because her single-minded pursuit of her personal book-related projects and her tantrums when things don't go her way make her seem much younger. It fits her body - Myne is maybe 6 now - but that doesn't make her POV any easier to deal with.