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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Nine Princes in Amber: The Chronicles of Amber, Book 1
Alessandro Juliani, Roger Zelazny
Progress: 123/331 minutes
Making Arrangements
Progress: 44 %
Let's Talk About Love
Claire Kann
Progress: 80/277 pages
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
Rowyn Ashby
Progress: 89/537 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 to 1 out of 18 Discs.

Dune  - Frank Herbert, Simon Vance

"...her body tortured by the winds of puberty..."


I'm guessing Herbert didn't intend for this to make readers laugh, but I did anyway. The "winds of puberty"? I better never hear a Herbert fan make fun of romance novel writing.


This audiobook is kind of weird. I thought the whole thing would be read by a full cast, with one person as the narrator, and different men and women reading character dialogue. However, right now I'm in a section read only by Simon Vance. I think Jessica's dialogue was read by a woman only a few tracks ago, so it's kind of jarring. The metadata is odd too. It looks like each track lists the cast members involved but, if that's so, who's this "Toto" that's listed next to most of the tracks?