The funniest exchange which had me giggling.
“If you want him to notice you as a woman, just lust after him.”
“I don’t mean lick your lips or pant. Keep conversation normal. Don’t do anything obvious. You have to keep it so you don’t lose anything if he decides he’s not interested.” Amina was interested in saving face.
“So what do I do?
“Just lust. Keep everything going like normal, but sort of concentrate on the area below your waist and above your knees, right? And send out waves. You can do it. It’s like the Kegel exercise. You can’t show anyone how to do it, but if you describe it to a woman, she can pick it up.”
And this was just out kinda out there. Chicken Pox?
"It was such a nice little morning I decided to go to church. I often did. I sometimes enjoyed it and felt better for going, but I felt no spiritual compulsion. I went because I hoped I’d “catch it,” like deliberately exposing myself to the chicken pox. Sometimes I even wore a hat and gloves, though that was bordering on parody and gloves were not so easy to find anymore. It wasn’t a hat-and-gloves day, today, too dark and rainy, and I wasn’t in a role-playing mood, anyway."
Loved the premise and the ending so worth the read. It may behoove Harris to give the series an editing upgrade at some point to freshen up the story for new readers as some authors have done with their backlists
(Fictional Librarians, Fines and Misdemeanors)