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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 49 out of 329 pages.

The Saga of Tanya the Evil, Vol. 1 - Carlo Collodi, Emily Balistrieri, Kevin Steinbach

"It's truly insulting that my life and career are being endangered while I'm treated as nothing more than a side note. It's my right to look down on others; no one should be allowed to do that to me."


Yeesh. I mean, yes, Tanya's right to be angry - she's basically been ordered to do a pointless suicide mission - but still.


Her (his? I'm not sure what pronoun to use since the narrator also tends to use "she" when talking about Tanya in the third person) only goal is to rise up in the ranks as quickly as possible. According to the reviews I read, she wants a nice, safe desk job. I wouldn't be surprised if she also plans to make every person who gets in her way suffer at some point.


The POV is so weird. There are paragraphs where the narrator switches effortlessly between third person "Tanya" and first person, and when the battle started, suddenly he switched entirely to first person.


One example:


"Either there's electromagnetic interference or my equipment is simply acting up. Why couldn't it have happened at any time other than this critical moment? Just to play it safe, Tanya starts checking if the problem has to do with the equipment strapped to her back by trying to radio Control again when it picks up an unexpected signal." (41)


So that's "my equipment," but then it switches fully to third person "Tanya" by the end of the paragraph. Possibly because the paragraph talks about a part of her body, her back, which the salaryman doesn't consider his own?