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Familiar Diversions

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

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Authority: A Novel
Jeff VanderMeer
Progress: 90/340 pages
Let's Talk About Love
Claire Kann
Progress: 66/277 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 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.