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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: 98/310 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

Reading progress update: I've read 353 out of 773 pages.

Kei's Gift  - Ann Somerville

I hate how slow my reading speed is anymore. I hope it doesn't take me until April or longer to finish this, because my e-book TBR continues to grow and I don't like reading two books in the same format at once.


This book's emotional roller coaster is painful, and I'm a little terrified of how it's all going to end. Kei and Arman are on opposite sides of a war. Kei's people hate Arman, and Arman's people think Kei's people are barbarians. At some point, Kei is going to meet back up with Reji, his lover, and have what will probably be a very difficult conversation. Even if it goes well, it's not like his relationship with Arman will magically become all happiness and light.


Arman's about to be tried for a public execution he ordered earlier in the book. I'm sure he'll spend the whole thing mentally flogging himself, as the villagers verbally flog him and possibly throw stuff at him.


I think I may need to pick something fluffy to read on the side.