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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

No Longer Human, Volume 2
Osamu Dazai, Usamaru Furuya
Progress: 100/194 pages
The Dinosaur Lords: A Novel
Victor Milán
Progress: 164/574 pages
The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't
Robert I. Sutton
Progress: 6/210 pages
The Listerdale Mystery and Eleven Other Stories
Agatha Christie, Hugh Fraser
Progress: 3/6 minutes
The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality
Julie Sondra Decker
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World
Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Abigail Revasch, Tara Sands
Progress: 190/473 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: 448/553 pages
The Naked Sun
Isaac Asimov
Progress: 20/187 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.