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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

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
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

A friend of mine saw my review of Hello, Please!: Very Helpful Super Kawaii Characters from Japan and pointed me to this video. Matt Alt talks about youkai, the necessity of understanding Japanese culture when translating Japanese, and the "working characters" covered in Hello, Please.

 

The little bit about his wife's name being listed before his on their youkai book was a bit odd, especially since it's not consistent across all their books - I just checked, and his name is definitely listed before his wife's on Hello, Please. Still, it's a very interesting interview. I'll have to try their book about youkai sometime.