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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World
Abigail Revasch, Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Tara Sands, Listening Library
Progress: 67/473 minutes
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 164 out of 402 pages.

Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers - Jane Jensen

I have my book back! Yay! Unfortunately, right away we have a lack of logic issue.


Earlier, Gabriel couldn't figure out how to convince someone to part with a particular silver bracelet, so he managed to secretly make a mold of it. (I couldn't help but think about the amount of time he kept that clay in his pocket, and the number of times he fingered it. The stuff should have either been a smear or a crumbled mess by the time he had an opportunity to use it. Another instance of game logic not working in a book - in a game, you can keep clay in your inventory for however long and never worry about it.)


Unfortunately, Gabriel wasn't an amateur jeweler and didn't have the money to pay someone to make him a copy of the bracelet. When he managed to get a quick $100, I figured that he'd be using it to get the bracelet made. The text even told me that was what he planned to do. But then he bought an alligator mask for no apparent reason. Jensen has a habit of having Gabriel do strange things and waiting until later to explain his reasoning, so I thought maybe this was his first step towards getting the bracelet. Except now Gabriel is standing around wondering why he bought that mask (by the way, that $100 was literally the only money he had - the man doesn't even have a stray quarter in his pocket and had to barter for food during an earlier scene). ::sigh:: I guess this means he bought it because it will mysteriously be useful later in the game, I mean story.