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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

The Dark Victorian: Risen Volume One
Elizabeth Watasin
Progress: 35/97 pages
Welcome to Night Vale: A Novel
Dylan Marron, Jeffrey Cranor, Cecil Baldwin, Retta Andresen, Joseph Fink, Harper Audio, Dan Bittner, Therese Plummer
Progress: 154/722 minutes
Death Note: Another Note
Progress: 54/176 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 28 out of 186 pages.

You'll Be the Death of Me! - Stacia Wolf

I chose this for the Cozy Mystery square because it's short. I just double-checked, though, and it might just be a regular contemporary romance. Crap. It isn't looking like a very good one, either.


First we have the heroine, a curvy mystery writer who is convinced that men only want her for her money (because she makes so much??? and because her curves must make her unattractive to men?). The only man Allison wants is the detective she invented for her mystery novels. The proposed cover of her newest book features a man who looks exactly like her mental picture of the detective...and who, amazingly enough, looks just like her new neighbor, who is also a detective.


Meanwhile, her new neighbor is practically panting at the sight of her (not that she notices). Whereas Allison is leery of men who only want her to pay their bills, Jay is leery of women who are obsessed with his celebrity twin brother. Who I'm pretty sure is soon to be revealed as the man who modeled for Allison's new book cover.