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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
Fluency
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 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.