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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

The Haunting of Hill House
Shirley Jackson, Laura Miller
Progress: 28/182 pages
Due or Die
Jenn McKinlay
Progress: 128/273 pages
Making Arrangements
Progress: 44 %
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
L. Rowyn
Progress: 179/537 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 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.)