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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

The Dark Victorian: Risen Volume One
Elizabeth Watasin
Progress: 35/97 pages
Welcome to Night Vale: A Novel
Dylan Marron, Jeffrey Cranor, Cecil Baldwin, Retta Andresen, Joseph Fink, Harper Audio, Dan Bittner, Therese Plummer
Progress: 211/722 minutes
Death Note: Another Note
NisiOisiN
Progress: 54/176 pages
Jane Jensen: Gabriel Knight, Adventure Games, Hidden Objects (Influential Video Game Designers)
Jennifer deWinter, Carly A. Kocurek, Anastasia Salter
The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't
Robert I. Sutton
Progress: 140/210 pages
The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality
Julie Sondra Decker
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.