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Familiar Diversions

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
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 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.