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

Currently reading

The Mystic Marriage
Heather Rose Jones
Progress: 302/426 pages
Ichi-F: A Worker's Graphic Memoir of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant
Kazuto Tatsuta
Progress: 58/553 pages
The Naked Sun
Isaac Asimov
Progress: 20/187 pages
50 Girls 50 and Other Stories
Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta, Gary Groth
Fluency
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: A Novel
Becky Chambers
Progress: 148/441 pages
The Count of Monte Cristo
Alexandre Dumas, Bill Homewood, Naxos AudioBooks
Progress: 667/3165 minutes
A Matter of Oaths
Helen S. Wright
Progress: 101/277 pages
Medical School for Everyone: Grand Rounds Cases
Professor Roy Benaroch, The Great Courses, The Great Courses
Progress: 34/725 minutes

Reading progress update: I've read 37 out of 158 pages.

Like a Love Comedy - Aki Morimoto, Yutta Narumi, Kelly Quine

I have tomorrow off, so I figured I'd dig into one of my "this is probably bad but I want to try it anyway" books.

 

This starts off with Biwa, a Japanese guy who's spent most of his life in America and hopes to one day be a screenwriter for an American TV show. He has learned that his production team will be working on a detective show starring a Japanese actor as the lead. A Japanese actor who can't even speak English, who seems to be completely full of himself, and who thinks getting a part on any TV show, whether Japanese or American, is easy. Finally, Biwa can't take it anymore:

“Let me fill you in on something, bud. I'm no fan of yours. Maybe you've forgotten already, but when you ran into me in the lobby, my only thought was: Who the hell is that? You may be hot stuff over there, but here, nobody's ever heard of you. The average American knows Masi Oka and Ken Watanabe. And probably George Takei and Pat Morita. He might recognize Sonny Chiba and Takeshi Kitano. And maybe he remembers Toshiro Mifune. That's it. And while we're at it, just because you're famous on your little fishbowl of an island, pumping out shitty little dramas, you think every Japanese in spitting distance is your fan? What a moron.” (37)

This was me: O_O

 

Biwa maybe isn't the smartest guy around (OMG, he can't get fired yet, there are still 100 pages to go), but at least he's not a doormat. Right?