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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: 73/331 minutes
Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit
Nahoko Uehashi, Cathy Hirano
Progress: 194/248 pages
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 2 out of 18 Discs.

Dune  - Frank Herbert, Simon Vance

I really wonder what the thought process was behind this audiobook. Or maybe it was done this way for budget reasons? I don't know, but it's weird.


I wish one way or the other had been chosen. Either have everything read by Simon Vance, or have different people read the dialogue all the way through. Switching from one to the other is really distracting, especially if I haven't firmly cemented who certain characters are in my mind. Although I at least have the benefit of having read the book before (a decade or so ago), and I saw the miniseries when it was on TV.