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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

The Haunting of Hill House
Shirley Jackson, Laura Miller
Due or Die
Jenn McKinlay
Progress: 128/273 pages
Making Arrangements
Progress: 44 %
Princess Prince
Tomoko Taniguchi
Progress: 310/336 pages
Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness
Peter Godfrey-Smith
Progress: 41/255 pages
A Rational Arrangement
L. Rowyn
Progress: 179/537 pages
FREE: Locke & Key
Tatiana Maslany, Audible Studios, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez, Kate Mulgrew, Haley Joel Osment, Full Cast
Progress: 91/806 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.