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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Authority: A Novel
Jeff VanderMeer
Progress: 90/340 pages
Let's Talk About Love
Claire Kann
Progress: 66/277 pages
Princess Prince
Tomoko Taniguchi
Progress: 310/336 pages
Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness
Peter Godfrey-Smith
Progress: 41/255 pages
A Rational Arrangement
Rowyn Ashby
Progress: 89/537 pages
FREE: Locke & Key
Tatiana Maslany, Audible Studios, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez, Kate Mulgrew, Haley Joel Osment, Full Cast
Progress: 91/806 minutes

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.