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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

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
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages

Reading progress update: I've listened 34 out of 725 minutes.

Medical School for Everyone: Grand Rounds Cases - Professor Roy Benaroch, The Great Courses, The Great Courses

I thought this might be interesting listening in light of the weird route that resulted in me eventually being diagnosed with Hep C. It's meant to help people understand how doctors think and what they're doing when you tell them how you feel, answer their questions, etc.


The first case involved a woman who started off by saying "I never feel good." It was fascinating and highlighted the differences in the way I immediately thought about her list of symptoms ("OMG that sounds like cancer, is it cancer?") and how a doctor would think about them. One thing I have already realized, however, is that I can't listen to this all in one go - I get too anxious. So I think I'm going to alternate between this and Jurassic Park.