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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Ascendance of a Bookworm: Part 1 Vol. 3
Miya Kazuki, Karuho Shiina, quof
Progress: 16/428 pages
Wait Till Helen Comes: A Ghost Story
Mary Downing Hahn
Progress: 184/184 pages
Parental Guidance
Avery Flynn
Progress: 40 %
An Offer From a Gentleman
Julia Quinn
Progress: 102/358 pages
The Twisted Ones
T. Kingfisher
Progress: 385/385 pages
Tara Westover
Progress: 315/730 minutes
My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!, Vol. 2
Satoru Yamaguchi, Nami Hidaka
Progress: 24/171 pages
Graphic Medicine Manifesto
MK Czerwiec, Kimberly R. Myers, Scott T. Smith, Michael J. Green, Susan Merrill Squier, Ian Williams
Progress: 26/172 pages
Ao Oni: Mutation
Kenji Kuroda, Karin Suzuragi, Alexander Keller-Nelson
Progress: 30/152 pages
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
Christopher Moore

Reading progress update: I've read 52 out of 166 pages.

My Androgynous Boyfriend, Vol. 1 - Tamekou,  Jocelyne Allen (Translator)

I got this a while back because the cover was pretty and the premise sounded interesting. It's about an androgynous Instagram idol and his ordinary-looking editor girlfriend. So far, I'm not really sure this has much more going for it than its premise. I do think it's interesting that the author introduced the potential for jealousy but then deliberately opted not to follow through with it. Wako, the editor, made a big deal about needing to go to work ASAP for a meeting and then stopped to apply her makeup, something she normally wouldn't do. When Meguru asked her about it, she said wanted to make a good impression on the artist she's meeting, a guy who creates sexually explicit manga for women. Instead of fretting over this, Meguru's first reaction was to ask to do Wako's makeup, because he could do it faster and better.