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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Lying in Wait
Liz Nugent
Progress: 28/310 pages
The Shape of Water
Guillermo del Toro, Daniel Kraus
Progress: 72/313 pages
To Siri with Love: A Mother, Her Autistic Son, and the Kindness of Machines
Judith Newman
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
FREE: Locke & Key
Tatiana Maslany, Audible Studios, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez, Kate Mulgrew, Haley Joel Osment, Full Cast
Progress: 91/806 minutes

"Cat Pictures Please" by Naomi Kritzer

A short story about a benevolent AI (Google?) who tries to help people who have posted good cat pictures. (And why not? After all, the Internet runs on cat pictures.)

 

It's always nice to find another "benevolent AI" story, although I winced at the idea of arranging things so that

the gay pastor would be outed for his own good.

(show spoiler)

And Bethany's rapidly worsening situation made me feel a little panicky.

 

This is terribly obvious, but I can't resist: Don't be evil, Google.