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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Nine Princes in Amber: The Chronicles of Amber, Book 1
Alessandro Juliani, Roger Zelazny
Progress: 13/331 minutes
Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit
Nahoko Uehashi, Cathy Hirano
Progress: 194/248 pages
Making Arrangements
Progress: 44 %
Let's Talk About Love
Claire Kann
Progress: 80/277 pages
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
Rowyn Ashby
Progress: 89/537 pages
FREE: Locke & Key
Tatiana Maslany, Audible Studios, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez, Kate Mulgrew, Haley Joel Osment, Full Cast
Progress: 91/806 minutes

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.