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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Against the Paw
Diane Kelly
Progress: 194/352 pages
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World
Abigail Revasch, Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Tara Sands, Listening Library
Progress: 67/473 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

Book shopping: Japanese novels

Good Luck, Yukikaze - Chohei Kambayashi Dragon Sword and Wind Child - Noriko Ogiwara, Cathy Hirano Moribito II: Guardian of the Darkness - Yuko Shimizu, Nahoko Uehashi, Cathy Hirano

I feel like death today, and it's my own fault. On the plus side, I'll be getting some lovely book packages over the next couple weeks or so. I caved and ordered lots of English-translated Japanese novels. Quite a few of them will probably be crap, but I always hold out hope that there will be surprise gems (or at least surprise "not awful").

 

I've linked to some of the ones I'm hoping will be good.

 

Good Luck, Yukikaze - Chohei Kambayashi - The description included the words "intelligent plane." YAY.

 

Dragon Sword and Wind Child - Noriko Ogiwara,Cathy Hirano - YA fantasy.

 

Moribito II: Guardian of the Darkness - Nahoko Uehashi,Cathy Hirano,Yuko Shimizu - Stars Balsa, a spear-wielding female bodyguard. Although I remember having some issues with the translation/writing in the first book, I still liked it well enough, and enjoyed getting to see the differences between it and its anime adaptation.

 

I went through my collection prior to setting up my order, so that I could avoid buying things I already owned. I was surprised at how much of what I owned was out of print. And people are trying to sell some of this stuff for hundreds of dollars on Amazon. It's kind of horrifying.