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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Against the Paw
Diane Kelly
Progress: 194/352 pages
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World
Abigail Revasch, Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Tara Sands, Listening Library
Progress: 67/473 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
50 Girls 50 and Other Stories
Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta, Gary Groth
Fluency
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages

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.