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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

The Haunting of Hill House
Shirley Jackson, Laura Miller
Due or Die
Jenn McKinlay
Progress: 128/273 pages
Making Arrangements
Progress: 44 %
Princess Prince
Tomoko Taniguchi
Progress: 310/336 pages
Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness
Peter Godfrey-Smith
Progress: 41/255 pages
A Rational Arrangement
L. Rowyn
Progress: 179/537 pages
FREE: Locke & Key
Tatiana Maslany, Audible Studios, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez, Kate Mulgrew, Haley Joel Osment, Full Cast
Progress: 91/806 minutes

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!