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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Nine Princes in Amber: The Chronicles of Amber, Book 1
Alessandro Juliani, Roger Zelazny
Progress: 123/331 minutes
Making Arrangements
Progress: 44 %
Let's Talk About Love
Claire Kann
Progress: 80/277 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

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.