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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World
Abigail Revasch, Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Tara Sands, Listening Library
Progress: 67/473 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: 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

PW: "Light novels arrive in the U.S.--again"

Yen Press is going to be bad for my wallet and shelf space.

 

That said, so many light novels are so badly written/translated that I wouldn't recommend them to anyone but other anime/manga fans, and even then I'd probably issue "clunky writing" disclaimers. We'll see if this latest push lasts.

 

Yen Press's Spice & Wolf releases have been okay, but a little clunky. I love the characters enough to continue on, despite that. Sword Art Online is on my list (saw it at a bookstore last night but was unwilling to pay the full $13 for it), and I'm eagerly awaiting the paper release of the Another novel.