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Familiar Diversions

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
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 398 out of 428 pages.

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

I get it: Myne's ideas are very profitable, and Benno wants access to as much of that as he can get. But a supposedly savvy merchant like him should also realize that simultaneously expanding your business into multiple completely different directions, especially ones that you have zero experience with, is probably not a good idea unless you have LOTS of money to throw into it all.


The Gilberta Company makes clothing and accessories. The hairpins make sense. Shampoo and paper are completely unrelated to all of that, but the characters at least seem to be taking that into account - there's going to be a separate business for those new products. But now Benno is talking about

dessert-making just because he hates the idea of the guildmaster (whose business is actually focused on desserts and candy) profiting off of Myne's pound cake idea, and that's just too much.

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