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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality
Julie Sondra Decker
An Extraordinary Union
Alyssa Cole
Progress: 176/258 pages
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World
Abigail Revasch, Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Tara Sands, Listening Library
Progress: 190/473 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: 448/553 pages
The Naked Sun
Isaac Asimov
Progress: 20/187 pages
Fluency
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages

Reading progress update: I've listened 309 out of 652 minutes.

The Fold - Peter Clines, Ray Porter

Every time things go wrong for these people, I have more fun. Now they may be

unable to close the Door.

(show spoiler)

 

So far, I consider 14 to be the better book, because part of the fun there was that a supposedly normal place, an apartment building, was gradually revealed to be very strange. Here, "strange" is technically normal - the Door is designed to help people travel great distances in only a single step. The main problem is that it doesn't always work as advertised. It's been frustrating to me (and to Mike, the main character) that the scientists involved don't seem to be too concerned with figuring out the exact reasons why the Door doesn't always work the way it should. I mean, if planes worked 99% of the time, but 1% of the time they either refused to move or got into the air just fine but then dropped out of the sky (I don't actually know how often planes malfunction, so I'm making percentages up), people would probably be pretty unhappy if no one was interested in figuring out the reasons behind the issues in the 1% portion.