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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
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 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.)