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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

The Caves of Steel
Isaac Asimov
Progress: 86/270 pages
The Blue Sword
Recorded Books LLC, Diane Warren, Robin McKinley
Progress: 73/735 minutes
Daughter of Mystery
Heather Rose Jones
Progress: 251/399 pages
50 Girls 50 and Other Stories
Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta, Gary Groth
Space Battle Lunchtime Volume 1: Lights, Camera, Snacktion!
Natalie Reiss
Progress: 20/120 pages
Fluency
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: A Novel
Becky Chambers
Progress: 148/441 pages
The Count of Monte Cristo
Alexandre Dumas, Bill Homewood, Naxos AudioBooks
Progress: 667/3165 minutes
A Matter of Oaths
Helen S. Wright
Progress: 101/277 pages
Report on the Selected Problems of the Technical Departments of the University of Illinois Library
Raynard C. Swank
Progress: 20/42 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 32 out of 317 pages.

Yukikaze - Chohei Kambayashi, Neil Nadelman

Despite all the jargon (so much jargon, so many acronyms ::sob::), this reads pretty smoothly. I don't know if it's the author, the translator, the publisher, or a combination of all three, but it makes me almost giddy. So far, I'd say if you're into military sci-fi with a particular focus on aerial warfare, this would be a good pick.

 

I wanted to read this because the back of the book said there would be a sentient fighter plane. Nothing like that yet, although I've already gotten to see Yukikaze in action a bit. However, I did just finish reading about a guy who created several prototype boomerangs (for fun, I guess?). He installed an AI in one of them, as one does, and that boomerang eventually sliced his face open. Foreshadowing?