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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Alliance In Blood
Ariel Tachna
Progress: 63/210 pages
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 Moai Island Puzzle
Ho-Ling Wong, Alice Arisugawa
Progress: 30/239 pages
The snail-watcher, and other stories
Patricia Highsmith
Progress: 9/177 pages
Jane Jensen: Gabriel Knight, Adventure Games, Hidden Objects (Influential Video Game Designers)
Jennifer deWinter, Carly A. Kocurek, Anastasia Salter
The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't
Robert I. Sutton
Progress: 140/210 pages
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
The Naked Sun
Isaac Asimov
Progress: 20/187 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 174 out of 426 pages.

The Mystic Marriage - Heather Rose Jones

For some reason, both this book and Daughter of Mystery have me mentally comparing at least one character to "types" in anime. It's weird, because it isn't like I've even been watching much anime lately - just Haikyu!! a few weeks ago and yet another rewatch of Big Windup! (which seems to have become my #1 comfort anime for this year).


In Daughter of Mystery, Barbara was the "cool girl" type you sometimes see in high school comedies, the one that at least one of the other female characters has a crush on. I kept thinking of Azumanga Daioh's Sakaki, or at least the Sakaki that Kaorin saw.


In The Mystic Marriage, Jeanne is the enormous flirt who looks all light and sparkly on the surface but is secretly vulnerable underneath. Maybe Tamaki from Ouran High School Host Club, except he's kind of an idiot and Jeanne definitely isn't.