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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

Just came in the mail: Kakegurui - Compulsive Gambler, Vol. 1

Kakegurui - Compulsive Gambler -, Vol. 1 - Homura Kawamoto

(I'll add a cover image in a bit.- ETA: Thanks to whoever added the cover!)


I preordered this after seeing a few clips from the anime - it looks like it has several prominent female characters, all of them cute on the surface and absolutely vicious when it comes to maneuvering for the top spot in their school. The basic premise: it takes place a private school for rich kids, where students are trained to get ahead in life by reading their opponents. Someone decided that the best way to do that was lots and lots of gambling. The school's social order is upset when a new student who's particularly good at gambling arrives.


Not that I need another series to keep track of, but I hope it's good.