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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World
Abigail Revasch, Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Tara Sands, Listening Library
Progress: 67/473 minutes
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

"Christopher Pike Is Scarily Repetitive"

I love this post. I need to remember to trot it out whenever I do a Christopher Pike reread (yes, I plan to do more, I'm just not sure how soon).

 

Whisper of Death wasn't included, so I figured I'd go through and identify its literary devices myself. The ones I'm sure about:

  • Arson
  • Dreams
  • Illicit sex
  • Revenge
  • Shootout
  • Villain Monologue

 

And the ones I'm iffy about:

  • Faked death (sorta dead, sorta not...)
  • Group secret (several people in on the secret, but unaware that others besides themselves knew)

 

That's only 6 "for sure" literary devices, whereas my long-time favorite Pike book, Remember Me, includes 14. Interesting...