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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

No Longer Human, Volume 2
Osamu Dazai, Usamaru Furuya
Progress: 100/194 pages
The Dinosaur Lords: A Novel
Victor Milán
Progress: 58/574 pages
The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't
Robert I. Sutton
Progress: 6/210 pages
The Listerdale Mystery and Eleven Other Stories
Agatha Christie, Hugh Fraser
Progress: 3/6 minutes
The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality
Julie Sondra Decker
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World
Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Abigail Revasch, Tara Sands
Progress: 190/473 minutes
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
Fluency
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 216 out of 309 pages.

The Course of Honour - Avoliot

I had forgotten that Archive of Our Own includes original works as well as fanfic. I saw a recommendation for this sometime last night, and look, I'm already two thirds of the way through. Whee! If the author had other original works available, I would probably have downloaded them by now.

 

I mean, it's not perfect. If I didn't enjoy the main characters so much, there are things that would probably irk me more. It's a sci-fi romance that's extremely light on the world-buliding - it's easy to forget about the sci-fi aspect until the characters talk about data coins and flybugs and such. Also, I've noticed a few writing tics, like the tendency for characters to say "What" (no question mark) during scenes that call for them to be amusingly stunned. And the main characters spend a lot of time trying to read each other and yet are incredibly bad at it.

 

But I'm still enjoying myself. Even though I'm currently very frustrated with one of the main characters.

 

(Oh, and link here if you're curious and don't want to search. It's m/m sci-fi romance with political marriage and a bit of intrigue.)