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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Algis Budrys
Alliance In Blood
Ariel Tachna
Progress: 86/210 pages
To Say Nothing of the Dog: Or How We Found the Bishop's Bird Stump at Last
Connie Willis, Recorded Books LLC, Steven Crossley
The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality
Julie Sondra Decker
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: 448/553 pages
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 50 out of 387 pages.

The Martian - Andy Weir

So much science. Too much? I'm not sure yet.


I suspect that this is one I'll enjoy more as movie, although that makes me doubly glad I'm reading the book first. I don't already know how Mark is going to solve his problems or screw up while trying to solve his problems. One thing I do know: Mark likes his exclamation points.


The switch from Mark's first person present tense stuff (which I can put up with because it's journal entries, although it's normally not my thing) to third person was a little jarring. At first I thought Mark was describing one of Commander Lewis's TV shows. Me: "Wait, did The Dukes of Hazzard have a character named Venkat Kapoor?" (I know almost nothing about The Dukes of Hazzard, so it was actually slightly plausible for a fraction of a second.)