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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Game Slaves
Gard Skinner
Progress: 66/320 pages
The Red Book of Primrose House: A Potting Shed Mystery
Marty Wingate
Progress: 249/624 minutes
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 listened 64 out of 332 minutes.

We Have Always Lived in the Castle: Acting Edition - Shirley Jackson

I'm not quite sure what I'm listening to. Something happened to Constance and Mary Katherine's parents a few years ago, and it's left Mary Katherine with a deep "I wish you all dead" rage against the townspeople. They really do seem to dislike her and the rest of her family, but no reason has been given yet. And Mary Katherine and Constance's sole visitor just implied that, whatever it was that happened, Constance has been feeling responsible for it. I'm wondering if Mary Katherine had something to do with whatever happened, though. There have been multiple references to her not being allowed to handle food, or tea. But she's allowed to pour milk. If I take that at face value, it's possible that Constance is overly controlling, or that her anxiety extends to food and drink. Or, hey, maybe Mary Katherine poisoned their parents and all this "don't touch the food and tea" stuff is just a precaution.