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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

The Haunting of Hill House
Shirley Jackson, Laura Miller
Due or Die
Jenn McKinlay
Progress: 128/273 pages
Making Arrangements
Progress: 44 %
Princess Prince
Tomoko Taniguchi
Progress: 310/336 pages
Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness
Peter Godfrey-Smith
Progress: 41/255 pages
A Rational Arrangement
L. Rowyn
Progress: 179/537 pages
FREE: Locke & Key
Tatiana Maslany, Audible Studios, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez, Kate Mulgrew, Haley Joel Osment, Full Cast
Progress: 91/806 minutes

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.