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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Lying in Wait
Liz Nugent
Progress: 28/310 pages
The Shape of Water
Guillermo del Toro, Daniel Kraus
Progress: 72/313 pages
To Siri with Love: A Mother, Her Autistic Son, and the Kindness of Machines
Judith Newman
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
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 read 6 out of 133 pages.

The Calculating Passion of Ada Byron - Joan Baum

I forgot to mark it down, but I think at one point in Code Runner it's mentioned that Amy is an Ada Lovelace fan. Pretty much everything I know about Lovelace comes from here, so I decided it'd be nice to give a book about her a try. Who knows how long it will last - although it's less than a hundred pages if you don't count the notes and appendices, I tend to be terrible about finishing nonfiction books.

 

Based on what I've read so far, I think Rosie Claverton's Amy might have been partially inspired by Ada Lovelace. "Said to be courteous, sociable, and charming, Ada Lovelace could also seem strange, reclusive, and moody." (xvii) The first half only fits Amy under special circumstances, and even then you might have to squint a bit, but the second half is definitely Amy.