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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
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
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 154 out of 347 pages.

Jewels of the Sun - Nora Roberts

Jude's doing a "girls' night" with two women she's only known for a few weeks, and currently they're all a bit drunk and stripping down to their underwear so that everyone can try on Jude's clothes. I'm trying to imagine this ever happening in real life. Ha! Definitely not in my real life.


I have a few quibbles here and there, and the entire setup is utter fantasy (how many people have the money required to quit their job out of the blue, go to another country, and spend 6 months figuring out what they want to do with their lives?), but overall it was a good decision to start this right after finishing No Longer Human. This is one of the few "Nora Roberts trilogies tied together by something supernatural" that I like. Most of them make me wish that Roberts had just ditched the supernatural aspects.