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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

To Say Nothing of the Dog: Or How We Found the Bishop's Bird Stump at Last
Connie Willis, Recorded Books LLC, Steven Crossley
Vintage: A Ghost Story
Berman, Steve, Steve Berman
The Moai Island Puzzle
Ho-Ling Wong, Alice Arisugawa
Progress: 30/239 pages
The snail-watcher, and other stories
Patricia Highsmith
Progress: 9/177 pages
Jane Jensen: Gabriel Knight, Adventure Games, Hidden Objects (Influential Video Game Designers)
Jennifer deWinter, Carly A. Kocurek, Anastasia Salter
The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't
Robert I. Sutton
Progress: 140/210 pages
The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality
Julie Sondra Decker
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

Reading progress update: I've read 79 out of 290 pages.

All That Glitters (Alchemy's Heirs #1) - Elizabeth McCoy

I'm really curious about how the romance in this is going to work, because there are so many things that could foul it up. First, there's the issue of Iontho being the Lord Alchemist's heir, and therefore not the sort who can marry just anyone. Second, there are enormous consent issues, or at least there are in the situation as both characters understand it. Jani thinks Iontho is under the influence of a potion that forces him to be loyal to her, and Iontho thinks Jani might be a little under the influence of that potion herself.

 

So far, though, I'm enjoying this and am glad that I continued reading this series despite giving the first book set in this world only 2 stars.