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

Currently reading

Lying in Wait
Liz Nugent
Progress: 186/310 pages
The Shape of Water
Guillermo del Toro, Daniel Kraus
Progress: 72/313 pages
To Siri with Love: A Mother, Her Autistic Son, and the Kindness of Machines
Judith Newman
Princess Prince
Tomoko Taniguchi
Progress: 310/336 pages
Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness
Peter Godfrey-Smith
Progress: 41/255 pages
FREE: Locke & Key
Tatiana Maslany, Audible Studios, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez, Kate Mulgrew, Haley Joel Osment, Full Cast
Progress: 91/806 minutes

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.)