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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

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: 58/553 pages
The Naked Sun
Isaac Asimov
Progress: 20/187 pages
50 Girls 50 and Other Stories
Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta, Gary Groth
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
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 41 out of 410 pages.

Herb-Wife - Elizabeth McCoy

Some things:

 

- This is the most painful marriage preparation I've read in a while. Iathor still has no clue why Kessa agreed to marry him, and I still think he'd have worked to help her if she had told him what was going on. But she still. Doesn't. Trust. Him. OMG. It's so frustrating. If she doesn't start actually talking to him about important stuff after they're married, this is going to be the worst marriage ever.

 

- I'm not confused about what's going on! Yay! That's one step up from the first book, at least so far.

 

- So much menstrual blood. I mean, the last book had a lot too, but it somehow slipped my mind. In just these few pages, I think Kessa has had to use at least a couple cotton pads and two or three towels. I get it, she's bleeding. All these mentions make me fret that she's going to bleed to death.

 

- Favorite characters: Iathor, because he's bound by duty but tries not to be horrible about it, and Keli, because she reminds me of Mrs. Weasley.