180 Following

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: 98/310 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

Reading progress update: I've read 42 out of 391 pages.

The Player of Games  - Iain M. Banks

I was going to work on reviews last night, swollen eye or no, but then the weather turned nasty. I thought my computer was a goner, but it seems to have recovered, poor geriatric thing.


I picked this as my first read of my 5-day break. The first book in the series is Consider Phlebas, but a couple people in a Habitica book group advised me to start with The Player of Games instead.


I've been wanting to read this series because I've repeatedly seen Ann Leckie's Imperial Radch books compared to it. So far, I like the way the AIs/robots are written, but I'm not sure how I feel about Gurgeh, the human main character. He's a bored gamer who seems to be emotionally removed from everything around him.