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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Alliance In Blood
Ariel Tachna
Progress: 63/210 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 Moai Island Puzzle
Ho-Ling Wong, Alice Arisugawa
Progress: 30/239 pages
The snail-watcher, and other stories
Patricia Highsmith
Progress: 9/177 pages
Jane Jensen: Gabriel Knight, Adventure Games, Hidden Objects (Influential Video Game Designers)
Jennifer deWinter, Carly A. Kocurek, Anastasia Salter
The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't
Robert I. Sutton
Progress: 140/210 pages
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
The Naked Sun
Isaac Asimov
Progress: 20/187 pages

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

Jurassic Park - Scott Brick, Michael Crichton

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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