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

Currently reading

How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom, Vol. 1
Dojyomaru, Fuyuyuki, Sean McCann
Progress: 103/374 pages
Darkly Dreaming Dexter
Jeff Lindsay
Progress: 424/470 minutes
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
Educated
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

Reading progress update: I've read 194 out of 428 pages.

Ascendance of a Bookworm: Part 1 Vol. 3 - Miya Kazuki, Karuho Shiina, quof

"Benno rubbed his temples as he learned about how Lutz lived. It was likely that things were so different from his own life that he could hardly imagine it. Benno had spent years working hard to support his family after his father's death, but he had never gone through their stuff and he had never worried about where to put his things. He couldn't believe what he was hearing."

 

Oh, cheater, cheater. The phrase "it was likely" is having to do a lot of heavy lifting here, and it doesn't quite cut it. This book is in the first person, from Myne's POV. Myne knows that Benno supported his family after his father's death, but there's no way she could know how Benno's family interacted. As far as I can remember, she's never even seen Benno and Corinna in the same room together. This was the author trying to slip some of Benno's POV in with Myne's POV.

 

Dear author, if you'd written this series in the third person, you would not be having this problem, and you wouldn't have to cheat in order to work around it.