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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Vintage: A Ghost Story
Berman, Steve, Steve Berman
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
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 302 out of 426 pages.

The Mystic Marriage - Heather Rose Jones

Jeanne and Antuniet's romance makes me anxious. As much as I enjoy the two of them as individuals and want to root for them as a couple, it feels like there's a very basic mismatch.


Antuniet can devote herself to her research and experiments for hours on end. Jeanne is a social butterfly who thrives on interaction. Antuniet doesn't feel like she has much of a safety net (not quite true, but close enough that her fears aren't unfounded), and so the slightest possibility of gossip terrifies her. Jeanne doesn't mind a certain level of gossip and, in fact, has figured out how to benefit from a slightly scandalous public image. Antuniet is more reserved, while Jeanne is more openly affectionate.


I keep expecting one or the other of them to decide this just isn't working anymore. :-/