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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 78 out of 329 pages.

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

Chohei Kambayashi's Yukikaze was military fiction that even I, a military fiction newbie, could follow along with. This, on the other hand, tosses you into the deep end with a map of Europe labeled with new country/empire names and a few footnotes. I suspect some of what's going on right now might have links to real European history around World War I and World War II, but I'm not following along well at all.


I really liked the bit from Major von Lergen's POV, as he struggled with the knowledge that he was going to have to give Tanya a highly regarded medal, even though he knew from her academy days that she's a dangerous monster who shouldn't be given any opportunities to rise in the ranks and potentially be put in charge of other human beings. We're back to nothing much happening, though, now that that battle is over. Tanya's testing an experimental orb. I really need to look up some screenshots of the anime, because I can't picture the flying scenes at all.