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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Daughter of Mystery
Heather Rose Jones
Progress: 136/399 pages
50 Girls 50 and Other Stories
Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta, Gary Groth
Space Battle Lunchtime Volume 1: Lights, Camera, Snacktion!
Natalie Reiss
Progress: 20/120 pages
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
Report on the Selected Problems of the Technical Departments of the University of Illinois Library
Raynard C. Swank
Progress: 20/42 pages
Medical School for Everyone: Grand Rounds Cases
Professor Roy Benaroch, The Great Courses, The Great Courses
Progress: 34/725 minutes

Reading progress update: I've read 47 out of 280 pages.

Spice & Wolf, Book 2 - Isuna Hasekura, Juu Ayakura, Paul Starr

If I didn't know better, I might guess that the anime came first, just because of the way some things are phrased. For example, when Lawrence tells Holo about peaches preserved with honey, she becomes consumed with a desire to have them. She is described like so:

"Her eyes were moist and blurred with overflowing anticipation." (17)

This sounded bizarre to me in the text, although I could bring to mind the kind of anime/manga reaction being described, and the illustration on the next page confirmed it.

 

It'll be interesting when I get to the books that haven't been adapted into anime. I like this series well enough so far, but I can't help but wonder if some of my reaction is due to already having been exposed to these stories in a visual format.