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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Who?
Algis Budrys
Alliance In Blood
Ariel Tachna
Progress: 86/210 pages
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
Fluency
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 156 out of 190 pages.

Flower in a Storm Vol. 2 - Shigeyoshi Takagi

This is such a mess, and yet I still like this volume more than the first. It's like Tachibana tried to fit every reason Ran and Riko can't be together into 150 pages.

 

One of the sidebars mentions that the ending is a little different (slightly extended) from what it was in the serialized version, and there's a little image of Tachibana's editor telling her that the ending is unhappy (she disagreed). If that additional stuff is what I think it is, I agree with her editor, the ending was tragic. Which is weird, considering that volume 1 seemed to promise goofy, over-the-top fluff.

 

Now it's time for a short extra manga called "Warm to the Touch," which begins with this sentence: "Almost no one ever thinks they don't want to be touched."