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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

The Edge of the Abyss
Emily Skrutskie
Progress: 51/281 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
Abigail Revasch, Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Tara Sands, Listening Library
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
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 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.