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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

Mindtouch - Currently on sale for $0.99

Mindtouch - M.C.A. Hogarth

I have no idea if this is US-only, but it's self-published so maybe not?


Anyway, this is a favorite of mine, although I only rated it 4-stars and still think that rating is appropriate due to some issues with its pacing and my dislike of the sick children storyline (warning: one child dies and I now skip that part and the grieving period after it any time I reread the book).


It's basically a slice-of-life college story with a sci-fi setting. It's one of the few soulmate bond-type stories I can think of where the bond isn't romantic or sexual, but rather a deep friendship. Probably my most-favorite book by this author. I just learned that this book is on sale because the third book in the series is about to come out. Exciting!