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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't
Robert I. Sutton
Progress: 6/210 pages
The Edge of the Abyss
Emily Skrutskie
Progress: 51/281 pages
The Listerdale Mystery and Eleven Other Stories
Agatha Christie, Hugh Fraser
Progress: 3/6 minutes
The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality
Julie Sondra Decker
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World
Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Abigail Revasch, Tara Sands
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.