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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

FREE: Locke & Key
Tatiana Maslany, Audible Studios, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez, Kate Mulgrew, Haley Joel Osment, Full Cast
Progress: 91/806 minutes
The Ginza Ghost: and other stories
Ho-Ling Wong, Keikichi Ōsaka
Progress: 82/203 pages
Algis Budrys
To Say Nothing of the Dog: Or How We Found the Bishop's Bird Stump at Last
Connie Willis, Recorded Books LLC, Steven Crossley
The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality
Julie Sondra Decker
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
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages

Finished with my re-listen

14 (Audiocd) - Peter Clines, Ray Porter

I just finished relistening to this. I liked it more the first time around, before I knew the secret behind all of the building's oddities. Ray Porter, the narrator, was still nice to listen to (although I giggled when he did the "voices" of the beings near the end - I kept thinking of kids' show villains, for some reason).


I had forgotten how often Nate thinks about sex. I guess it was a little more tiresome this time around. It was nice that he didn't seem to expect his occasional thoughts of sex to lead to something (for example, it didn't bug him when

Xela ended up with someone else). I'm more ambivalent about the tiny bit from Veek's POV. On the one hand, the beginnings of her interest Nate were displayed by her thinking of Xela as "the slut." On the other hand, she recognized that even thinking about Xela as "the slut" was unfair. Part of me wishes that Nate hadn't ended up with anyone. Maybe it's just me, but it felt like the ending was a set of rewards for Nate: the cool job, the brainy girl who was jealous when she thought he was interested in someone else.

(show spoiler)


I'll probably listen to something new-to-me next, but I have no idea what.