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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

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
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
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 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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