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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Lying in Wait
Liz Nugent
Progress: 28/310 pages
The Shape of Water
Guillermo del Toro, Daniel Kraus
Progress: 72/313 pages
To Siri with Love: A Mother, Her Autistic Son, and the Kindness of Machines
Judith Newman
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
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 55 out of 207 pages.

The Dark Maidens - Rikako Akiyoshi, Booota, Kristi Fernandez

These girls are going to end up utterly destroying each other by the end of the meeting. I'm not ruling out the possibility of poison being added to the stew.


At this particular Literature Club meeting, everyone is supposed to tell a story about the death of the previous club president, Itsumi, who only died a week or so ago. Itsumi either jumped to her death on school grounds or was pushed. Itsumi's family did not permit any of the Literature Club members to attend her funeral and refused to give any details about her death.


I just finished the first story, told by one of the school's few scholarship students. She outright named one of the other club members as being Itsumi's murderer and outlined her reasoning for the accusation. Looking at the table of contents, the accused member will have to wait through two more stories before she gets a chance to respond. Can you imagine just sitting there in silence after a fellow club member has accused you of murder?