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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 115 out of 329 pages.

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

This has morphed into a black comedy.


After the battle earlier in the book, Tanya was assigned to be lead tester for a literal mad scientist's invention. All previous testers died on the job - although Tanya has desperately been trying to get reassigned, she's the only one who's ever been able to complete any tests using the new orb prototype, so she's pretty much stuck. Whatever safety features the orb has were implemented only after much complaining on her part. As far as the mad scientist was concerned, "safety features lacked functional elegance" (83).


And now

the gods (apparently Being X isn't the only one) have gotten involved, the mad scientist has become a religious fanatic, and Tanya has been saddled with a weapon that will explode and kill her unless she enthusiastically praises God after using it. She is less than thrilled.

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