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

Currently reading

The Caves of Steel
Isaac Asimov
The Blue Sword
Recorded Books LLC, Diane Warren, Robin McKinley
Progress: 73/735 minutes
Daughter of Mystery
Heather Rose Jones
Progress: 251/399 pages
50 Girls 50 and Other Stories
Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta, Gary Groth
Space Battle Lunchtime Volume 1: Lights, Camera, Snacktion!
Natalie Reiss
Progress: 20/120 pages
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
Report on the Selected Problems of the Technical Departments of the University of Illinois Library
Raynard C. Swank
Progress: 20/42 pages

Reading progress update: I've listened 338 out of 909 minutes.

Jurassic Park: A Novel - -Brilliance Audio on CD Unabridged-, Michael Crichton, Scott Brick

Earlier, Dr. Wu made sure to mention that all the dinosaurs are female, but noted that park employees had a tendency to use male pronouns for certain kinds of dinosaurs, such as the T. rex. I have issues with this on several levels, but even if you just look at it from the perspective of several of these people basically being zoo keepers, it seems like an incredibly bad habit for them to get into. Also,

I'm wincing, knowing what I do about the many ways the park eventually falls apart.

 

Speaking of the park falling apart, Book Jurassic Park seems much more "barely held together by duct tape" than I remember Movie Jurassic Park being. There's a huge list of things that don't work, or have unexpected glitches, and several of the dinos have unexplained health problems. Hammond is the worst grandfather, bringing his grandkids to this park while knowing it has so many things wrong with it.

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