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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Nine Princes in Amber: The Chronicles of Amber, Book 1
Alessandro Juliani, Roger Zelazny
Progress: 73/331 minutes
Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit
Nahoko Uehashi, Cathy Hirano
Progress: 194/248 pages
Making Arrangements
Progress: 44 %
Let's Talk About Love
Claire Kann
Progress: 80/277 pages
Princess Prince
Tomoko Taniguchi
Progress: 310/336 pages
Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness
Peter Godfrey-Smith
Progress: 41/255 pages
A Rational Arrangement
Rowyn Ashby
Progress: 89/537 pages
FREE: Locke & Key
Tatiana Maslany, Audible Studios, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez, Kate Mulgrew, Haley Joel Osment, Full Cast
Progress: 91/806 minutes

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.