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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

Reading progress update: I've read 599 out of 599 pages.

Illuminae - Jay Kristoff, Amie Kaufman

Well, I finished in time.

 

This is probably going to get one of my "I don't even know" 3-star ratings. I was all set to be sad and deeply upset by the way some things went down (mostly to do with AIDAN), and then the book dangled several carrots, one of which basically had my name on it. I still don't know if I want to read the sequel, though. I guess I'll read reviews and make my decision later.

 

Everyone kept saying that AIDAN was malfunctioning when it took its first big action in the book (trying to stay spoiler-free), but as far as I could tell, the main thing it did wrong was not ask for human permission first. It really was trying to save everyone, and the death toll wouldn't have been nearly as high if things had gone the way it had intended. Yeah, that's an ice cold numbers-based assessment, and I wouldn't have blamed Kady and others for hating it afterward, but it was basically doing what it was programmed to do.

 

Hopefully I can manage to write a review today or sometime this weekend, because I have to turn this book in, and therefore I won't have it around for detail-checking if I start to forget stuff.