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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

The Blue Sword
Recorded Books LLC, Diane Warren, Robin McKinley
Progress: 73/735 minutes
Daughter of Mystery
Heather Rose Jones
Progress: 251/399 pages
50 Girls 50 and Other Stories
Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta, Gary Groth
Space Battle Lunchtime Volume 1: Lights, Camera, Snacktion!
Natalie Reiss
Progress: 20/120 pages
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
Report on the Selected Problems of the Technical Departments of the University of Illinois Library
Raynard C. Swank
Progress: 20/42 pages
Medical School for Everyone: Grand Rounds Cases
Professor Roy Benaroch, The Great Courses, The Great Courses
Progress: 34/725 minutes

Currently reading

You've Got Murder - Donna Andrews The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Travel - 'Joshua Piven',  'David Borgenicht' Cleopatra's Moon - Vicky Alvear Shecter, Kirsten Potter Be With You - Terry Gallagher, Takuji Ichikawa Quiet. The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking - Susan  Cain Blood+ Volume 1: First Kiss (Novel) (v. 1) - Ryo Ikehata The Dry - Rebecca Nolen Herb-Wife - Elizabeth McCoy

Clearly my "currently reading" list is out of control. My attention span kind of sucks at the moment. Here's how things have been going so far:

 

You've Got Murder - Donna Andrews - I started rereading this last night, inspired by Elizabeth McCoy's Queen of Roses. I got it via Open Library - this time around, instead of checking out an error-riddled EPUB version, I'm going with PDF. Getting the book to open took several minutes, and the initial page turns were slow, but things improved. As far as the book goes: it's a cozy mystery starring an artificial intelligence named Turing Hopper. Although Andrews' approach to Turing makes for a smoother story, I kind of prefer McCoy's more clearly "not human" Sarafina.

 

The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Travel - 'Joshua Piven', 'David Borgenicht' - I actually started to panic a little, while reading the chapter on how to crash land a small plane on water. Thankfully, most of this stuff will likely never happen to me.

 

Cleopatra's Moon - Vicky Alvear Shecter,Kirsten Potter - So boring. And Selene doesn't sound the slightest bit like a 9-11 year old - not just the narrator, but the writing itself. Yesterday I listened to music so as to avoid this book, so I should probably DNF it. I feel a little guilty about that, though, because I think I might have been the one who asked that my library buy it.

 

Be With You - Takuji Ichikawa,Terry Gallagher - The translation is smooth - such a relief. I would describe the story and its narrator as being quiet, timid, and a little odd.

 

Quiet. The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking - Susan Cain - I'm so bad with nonfiction. I finished the first chapter or two really quickly and haven't picked up the book since. I should probably try the book again later.

 

Blood+ Volume 1: First Kiss (Novel) (v. 1) - Ryo Ikehata - I could open this book up to any random point and find horrible writing/translation. It's gotten to where I've stopped writing down oddly worded sentences, because there are just too many of them. Still, it's interesting to see Okinawa and the U.S. military presence there entirely from the perspective of Okinawans.

 

The Dry - Rebecca Nolen - I've been stalled on this for a while, too. It's not a bad book so far, but I don't seem to be in quite the right mood for it.

 

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Herb-Wife - Elizabeth McCoy - Whoops, forgot one. I got sidetracked while reading this and haven't managed to turn my attention back to it. Like I said, attention span issues.