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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
Who?
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
Fluency
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages

TV show: Atelier

I started watching Atelier the other day, a Japanese show developed for Netflix. It feels like watching a live action adaptation of a jousei manga, but I've checked, and I think it's actually an original series.

 

Never has there been a show with so much lingerie and so few dudes around to comment on it and ogle ladies wearing it. That said, the two episodes I've seen have had some odd moments. And lots of cheesy moments. And moments when Mayuko would probably have been fired in the real world. (Or possibly arrested. I'm amazed that model wasn't more creeped out.)

 

But so far it's a weird cheesiness that's mostly working for me. I giggled at the over-the-top heartwarmingness of a young mother's life being changed by a really good bra.