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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Binary Storm (Liege-Killer)
Christopher Hinz
Progress: 146/436 pages
The Shape of Water
Guillermo del Toro, Daniel Kraus
Progress: 72/313 pages
Princess Prince
Tomoko Taniguchi
Progress: 310/336 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 19 out of 239 pages.

The Moai Island Puzzle - Ho-Ling Wong, Alice Arisugawa

I just finished Soji Shimada's introduction (he's the author of The Tokyo Zodiac Murders), which includes a little of the history of Japanese puzzle mysteries.

 

I'm now on the first page of the actual mystery, and I already have to laugh at myself a little. Alice Arisugawa, who is a man, has written a character with his pen name into the book. Alice the character is also male, and that Alice is currently talking to a character named Maria (female). They're both Japanese.

 

"So how did two people bearing such exotic names come to meet in this age-old city?"

 

At first my brain went "Exotic?" and then I remembered that, yes, in Japan "Alice" and "Maria" would be considered exotic names.