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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

The Mystic Marriage
Heather Rose Jones
Progress: 302/426 pages
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Fluency
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Professor Roy Benaroch, The Great Courses, The Great Courses
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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.)