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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

No Longer Human, Volume 2
Osamu Dazai, Usamaru Furuya
Progress: 100/194 pages
The Dinosaur Lords: A Novel
Victor Milán
Progress: 58/574 pages
The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't
Robert I. Sutton
Progress: 6/210 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
Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Abigail Revasch, Tara Sands
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

Reading progress update: I've read 203 out of 410 pages.

Herb-Wife - Elizabeth McCoy

I ignored this book for a while and almost forgot why it interested me. Now I'm sucked back in.

 

This is one of those cases where a self-published author's lack of an editor frustrates me. I've noticed very few typos or grammatical errors, so I imagine McCoy had people checking that for her. What bothers me is the thought that Herb-Witch and Herb-Wife could easily have been a less repetitious and much more tightly plotted single book. There just isn't enough story here to justify two 100,000+ word books.

 

That said, the world is fascinating, and I think I have a bit of a crush on Iathor.