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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom, Vol. 1
Dojyomaru, Fuyuyuki, Sean McCann
Progress: 103/374 pages
Darkly Dreaming Dexter
Jeff Lindsay
Progress: 424/470 minutes
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

Reading progress update: I've read 333 out of 428 pages.

Ascendance of a Bookworm: Part 1 Vol. 3 - Miya Kazuki, Karuho Shiina, quof

I'm now done with the main story and all that's left is the bonus short stories. Instead of two, like in the previous volumes, this one has six.


This could have been the best book in the series so far. There were fewer of the overly detailed "figuring out how to make products from our world in a fantasy world" scenes, and more of a focus on the characters and their relationships, what's going on in the wider world, and moving Myne beyond her primary goal, getting her hands on some books. Unfortunately, the overall story lacked focus and the scenes that should have been emotional were painfully badly written.


I'm leaning towards 2.5 stars at the moment, the lowest rating I've given for volumes in this series. The bonus short stories might kick that down to 2 stars or up to 3. Here's hoping there's nothing as bad as Corinna's story in the previous volume.