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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 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.