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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 311 out of 311 pages.

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

From the author's afterword:


"It's a webnovel, so I've been casually packing it full of all the things I love and want to write about without a care in the world for how long it ends up. I've been writing for over a year and it's still not done.


But despite that, I was very pushy when it came to this published version. I wouldn't let them abridge 'Part 1: A Soldier's Daughter' into a single volume for instance, and I requested that not only the cute girls but the older guys that are slowly introduced over the course of the story get cool drawings as well."


Somewhere out there is an editor who still curses this author's stubbornness at not allowing this first part of the story to be condensed (Part 1 is three books long, about 1000 pages total, I think). The pacing would certainly have been better.


Well, I don't regret owning the next couple parts, even if I find myself wishing this were the more tightly written book it could have been. At some point I want to watch the anime, but I haven't decided yet whether I want to do that before or after reading all three of the Part 1 books.