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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

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: 58/553 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
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
Medical School for Everyone: Grand Rounds Cases
Professor Roy Benaroch, The Great Courses, The Great Courses
Progress: 34/725 minutes

Reading progress update: I've listened 95 out of 441 minutes.

Emperor Mollusk Versus the Sinister Brain - A. Lee Martinez, Scott Aiello

I keep getting interrupted while listening to this, and it's driving me crazy. I almost wish I had opted to read rather than listen to it, except the narrator is excellent.

 

You know all those wonderful Youtube videos of octopuses opening containers, escaping things, and generally being awesome? I keep thinking of them as I'm listening to this. Give them verbal skills and knowledge of advanced computing and genetic modification, and you'd probably have something a lot like Emperor Mollusk.

 

This book is so much fun. The only complaint I have is that Emperor Mollusk's life is so action-packed that it's occasionally confusing, at least in audio form. I let my attention wander for just a second, and suddenly Emperor Mollusk is saving Topeka from giant insects.