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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: 108/203 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 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.