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

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The Dark Victorian: Risen Volume One
Elizabeth Watasin
Progress: 35/97 pages
Welcome to Night Vale: A Novel
Dylan Marron, Jeffrey Cranor, Cecil Baldwin, Retta Andresen, Joseph Fink, Harper Audio, Dan Bittner, Therese Plummer
Progress: 154/722 minutes
Death Note: Another Note
NisiOisiN
Progress: 54/176 pages
Jane Jensen: Gabriel Knight, Adventure Games, Hidden Objects (Influential Video Game Designers)
Jennifer deWinter, Carly A. Kocurek, Anastasia Salter
The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't
Robert I. Sutton
Progress: 140/210 pages
The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality
Julie Sondra Decker
The Mystic Marriage
Heather Rose Jones
Progress: 302/426 pages
Ichi-F: A Worker's Graphic Memoir of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant
Kazuto Tatsuta
Progress: 448/553 pages
The Naked Sun
Isaac Asimov
Progress: 20/187 pages
Fluency
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages

The Story of Saiunkoku (vol. 5) story by Sai Yukino, art by Kairi Yura

The Story of Saiunkoku, Vol. 5 - Kairi Yura, Sai Yukino

For some reason, I've finally become hooked on the manga version of this series. This volume had just the right mix of action, humor, and lovely character interaction. Shurei made extra money by doing the books for a brothel, and I laughed when it was revealed that both her dad and Seiran knew. Shurei had thought it was her little secret.

The beginning of the volume was basically just fluff, but it was wonderfully fun fluff. I enjoyed watching everyone fret over Shurei. The two shorts at the end of the volume were also good. I particularly liked the one with a younger Shoka and his brothers. Reishin's over-the-top love for Shurei is kind of adorable.

 

(Original review posted on A Library Girl's Familiar Diversions.)