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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

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
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 46 out of 250 pages.

Night Shield - Nora Roberts

These characters have some of Roberts' favorite descriptive phrases. Jonah has pale gold skin and whiplash cheekbones from his Apache great-grandfather and clear green eyes from his Irish great-grandmother (9). Intervening generations have, I guess, had no effect on his appearance. Ally has "eyes like prime whiskey." (15) That's an Eve Dallas description, isn't it?


I remember absolutely nothing about this book and am now doubting I ever read it before, but I can still see some of the beats this romance will probably follow. Roberts' writing is very comfortable-feeling, so I'll probably get through this pretty quickly.