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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Alliance In Blood
Ariel Tachna
Progress: 63/210 pages
To Say Nothing of the Dog: Or How We Found the Bishop's Bird Stump at Last
Connie Willis, Recorded Books LLC, Steven Crossley
The Moai Island Puzzle
Ho-Ling Wong, Alice Arisugawa
Progress: 30/239 pages
The snail-watcher, and other stories
Patricia Highsmith
Progress: 9/177 pages
Jane Jensen: Gabriel Knight, Adventure Games, Hidden Objects (Influential Video Game Designers)
Jennifer deWinter, Carly A. Kocurek, Anastasia Salter
The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't
Robert I. Sutton
Progress: 140/210 pages
The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality
Julie Sondra Decker
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

Reading progress update: I've listened 18 out of 180 minutes.

Silently and Very Fast - Catherynne M. Valente

(I have no idea how long this actually is, just that the first part is 65 minutes long.)


I decided to make this my work-time listening for the next few days. Whether I finish it or not, I think I'm going to need to reread it in print form in order to catch everything that I'm probably missing. It begins with mythology. Possibly a mythological explanation for the creation of robots? Then it becomes a story from the point of view of, I think, an AI, who is remembering its previous owners and the bodies it was made to inhabit. Right now, it's remembering the time it was a house.


It's very much not the sort of thing I usually read, but I can't say yet whether that's good or bad.