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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

The Wild Robot
Peter Brown
Progress: 73/254 minutes
Mongrel
K.Z. Snow
Progress: 20/160 pages
Babbitt
Sinclair Lewis
Progress: 24/319 pages
The Sting of the Wild
Justin O. Schmidt
Progress: 12/230 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
Anna Dressed in Blood
Kendare Blake
Progress: 176/316 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 124 out of 496 pages.

I Am Here! Omnibus Vol. 01 - 遠山 えま, Ema Tōyama

Oh wow, it took several minutes for this "compose a text post" screen to load. I'm so glad that the Booklikes people have posted that they're working on the site issues (that, ahh, were caused by their efforts to try to fix other problems, oops), because a lack of communication right now would have me wondering if things are back to where they were when nearly everybody took a break from BL out of frustration with its slowness.

 

Anyway, this manga. I requested it because recommendation algorithms kept throwing it at me. So far I'm unimpressed. I've read lots of similar but better works. For example, aspects of the setup remind me a lot of Kimi ni Todoke. Shy heroine, a popular guy who notices her, her efforts to try to change and make friends. However, the artwork is nowhere near as good, the author goes overboard with Hikage's invisibility to those around her, and I can't figure out why the popular guy supposedly likes her.