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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
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 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.