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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: 82/203 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

Available for $0.99, today only

Blue Steel Chain: A Trowchester Blues Novel - Alex Beecroft

It's normally $6.99. This appears to apply to Amazon, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble, but not All Romance Ebooks.


This one is m/m romance starring one asexual character. I haven't read it, although it's on my "maybe one day" list. I had previously passed it by several times because reviews mention that the asexual character is in an extremely abusive relationship and even several Beecroft fans felt that the on-page abuse was a bit much.


I'm still debating whether to get it. Even assuming the on-page abuse doesn't bug me, the fact that the abused character is asexual might. I'm reminded of Victoria Zagar's Wings of Destruction, in which the asexual main character had previously been raped. The story came perilously close to making it look like the character was asexual because he'd been raped, and I worry about the same thing happening here.


Whoops, I haven't done such a fabulous job of making this book sound appealing. Anyway, if you're still interested, it's super cheap right now!