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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

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
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

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: