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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Lying in Wait
Liz Nugent
Progress: 28/310 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

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