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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

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: 211/722 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

Reading progress update: I've read 292 out of 292 pages.

Mindline (The Dreamhealers) - M.C.A. Hogarth

I dragged out the last few pages for as long as I could stand, but now I'm done. I love these characters so much that I've ordered a print copy of Mindtouch, so that I can reread my favorite parts more easily (one of the areas where e-books have yet to win me over). I'll probably do the same with Mindline once a print version is available.

 

And yet, I was right, I'm not really sure what my final rating should be. As with the first book, the story structure is...odd. Two thirds of the book was a medical mystery of sorts, featuring an epidemic of comatose patients. The last third was more like Mindtouch, quieter. I felt like I'd stumbled out of one story and into another.

 

I'm contemplating writing some sort of series-level review, so that I can address some of the issues I have with the Pelted Universe books as a whole. Strangely, although I love most of the individual books/stories, I feel the series as a whole is lacking.