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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

A Rational Arrangement
Rowyn Ashby
Progress: 13/537 pages
FREE: Locke & Key
Tatiana Maslany, Audible Studios, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez, Kate Mulgrew, Haley Joel Osment, Full Cast
Progress: 91/806 minutes
The Ginza Ghost: and other stories
Ho-Ling Wong, Keikichi Ōsaka
Progress: 108/203 pages
Algis Budrys
To Say Nothing of the Dog: Or How We Found the Bishop's Bird Stump at Last
Connie Willis, Recorded Books LLC, Steven Crossley
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
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 166 out of 192 pages.

His Favorite, Vol. 4 - Suzuki Tanaka

There's a portion of this volume where Nishida and Sato are basically doing battle over the right to date Yoshida. Yes, they should probably be consulting Yoshida about this (in fact, he butts in at one point in order to say this very thing). But the battles themselves are hilarious.


Nishida is the guy from volume 3 who was so incredibly, ridiculously kind that he simultaneously helped an old woman with heavy packages, saved a kid's balloon, saved a drowning puppy, and captured a thief. Sato has figured out that the best way to fight such an incredibly kind guy is to either 1) convince him that participating in the fight would put him in the position of being a villain or 2) remind him of all the kind deeds he's unable to do while he's fighting. The results made me laugh so hard I cried.


Here's a demonstration of tactic #2. By the way, this is an utter lie on Sato's part: