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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

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

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.