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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality
Julie Sondra Decker
An Extraordinary Union
Alyssa Cole
Progress: 176/258 pages
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World
Abigail Revasch, Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Tara Sands, Listening Library
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

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.