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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Who?
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
Fluency
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 164 out of 548 pages.

Alien Emergencies: A Sector General Omnibus - James White, David Langford

"Extraterrestrials were different, sometimes wildly and weirdly different, and during the early stages of contact a great deal of caution was necessary until a full understanding of their physiological, psychological and cultural background was available. But there was no such thing as an evil race. Evil or anti-social individuals, perhaps, but not an evil species."

One of the things I like about this book - no inherently evil aliens.

 

One weird thing about this book, though, is that the characters don't seem to have off-duty existences. No non-coworker friends or family who worry when they're in danger or who want to know when they'll finally be off duty (seriously, the main cast has either been in quarantine or on the ambulance ship for a few weeks now). The only evidence of private lives I've seen is that Murchison (the gorgeous pathologist of my past couple status updates) and Conway appear to be more than just friends.