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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Daughter of Mystery
Heather Rose Jones
Progress: 251/399 pages
50 Girls 50 and Other Stories
Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta, Gary Groth
Space Battle Lunchtime Volume 1: Lights, Camera, Snacktion!
Natalie Reiss
Progress: 20/120 pages
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
Report on the Selected Problems of the Technical Departments of the University of Illinois Library
Raynard C. Swank
Progress: 20/42 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 read 412 out of 599 pages.

Illuminae - Jay Kristoff, Amie Kaufman

I only have two days, today and tomorrow, to finish this. Crud.

 

The story is interesting. Since there's a sequel, I assume Kady and Ezra survive, although it's hard to see how right now. This entire book has been "things are bad, now things are worse, now things are even worse than that." I can't believe that 56% of the people on the ship are still alive and uninfected. Things are just that bad.

 

The story is gripping, but Ezra and Kady's romance leaves me cold. I'm to the point of skimming any "I love you" talk, and Ezra's ASCII art mastery makes me roll my eyes.

 

And I have problems reading the parts with especially creative formatting. I can admire the concrete poetry-like look of it, but I end up skimming it at best, because I can't get my brain to figure out how I'm supposed to read the text. It's frustrating.