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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

No Longer Human, Volume 2
Osamu Dazai, Usamaru Furuya
Progress: 100/194 pages
The Dinosaur Lords: A Novel
Victor Milán
Progress: 164/574 pages
The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't
Robert I. Sutton
Progress: 6/210 pages
The Listerdale Mystery and Eleven Other Stories
Agatha Christie, Hugh Fraser
Progress: 3/6 minutes
The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality
Julie Sondra Decker
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World
Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Abigail Revasch, Tara Sands
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

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."