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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

No Longer Human, Volume 2
Osamu Dazai, Usamaru Furuya
Progress: 100/194 pages
The Dinosaur Lords: A Novel
Victor Milán
Progress: 304/574 pages
The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't
Robert I. Sutton
Progress: 6/210 pages
The Listerdale Mystery and Eleven Other Stories
Agatha Christie, Hugh Fraser
Progress: 3/6 minutes
The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality
Julie Sondra Decker
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World
Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Abigail Revasch, Tara Sands
Progress: 190/473 minutes
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: 448/553 pages
The Naked Sun
Isaac Asimov
Progress: 20/187 pages
Fluency
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 126 out of 311 pages.

The Last Firewall - William Hertling

Have I beaten my reading slump? I really hope so. This is the most I've read in one day for the past couple weeks.

 

The AIs have mostly been in the background, and now we finally have a few with more prominent roles. So far, I'm not thrilled about Adam. Quite frankly, Yori was creepier (also, no wonder Yori's reputation score is in the toilet). Shizoko has potential. I probably shouldn't have been amused by the scene where he performed surgery, but I was.

 

My biggest problem right now is with Cat, one of the book's main human characters. She essentially

raped a guy. He stormed out afterward, and all she can think is that it's not fair that he's so angry, considering that she'd been willing to let him tie her up. The difference is that she consented to being tied up. What she did to him, he didn't consent to.

(show spoiler)

 

By the way, what kind of idiot decides that going out for drinks and a one-night-stand is a good thing to do when you're on the run?