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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
Ichi-F: A Worker's Graphic Memoir of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant
Kazuto Tatsuta
Progress: 58/553 pages
The Naked Sun
Isaac Asimov
Progress: 20/187 pages
50 Girls 50 and Other Stories
Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta, Gary Groth
Fluency
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: A Novel
Becky Chambers
Progress: 148/441 pages
The Count of Monte Cristo
Alexandre Dumas, Bill Homewood, Naxos AudioBooks
Progress: 667/3165 minutes
A Matter of Oaths
Helen S. Wright
Progress: 101/277 pages
Medical School for Everyone: Grand Rounds Cases
Professor Roy Benaroch, The Great Courses, The Great Courses
Progress: 34/725 minutes

Grumpy reader or tough grader?

I honestly don't know. Maybe in 2014 I should loosen the death grip I have on my 5 and 4.5 star ratings, because these were the only books/stories (not counting manga) I read or listened to in 2013 that I rated that highly:

 

  1. My Fair Concubine (Harlequin Historical) - Jeannie Lin
  2. Going Postal - Terry Pratchett 
  3. The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer - Siddhartha Mukherjee 
  4. Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened - Allie Brosh 

 

It's somewhat reassuring that my list of 1 and 0.5 star books/stories is only slightly longer:

 

  1. Lady Mechatronic and the Steampunked Pirates - Arabella Wyatt
  2. Gamer Girl - Mari Mancusi
  3. Fire & Ice (Lost Realm, #2) (Volume 2) - Kate Aaron
  4. Jaynell's Wolf (A Wizard's Touch) - Amber Kell
  5. The Dangerous Days of Daniel X - James Patterson