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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

An Extraordinary Union
Alyssa Cole
Progress: 108/258 pages
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World
Abigail Revasch, Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Tara Sands, Listening Library
Progress: 190/473 minutes
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 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.