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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Making Arrangements
Progress: 44 %
When Dimple Met Rishi
Sandhya Menon
Progress: 273/378 pages
Let's Talk About Love
Claire Kann
Progress: 80/277 pages
Princess Prince
Tomoko Taniguchi
Progress: 310/336 pages
Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness
Peter Godfrey-Smith
Progress: 41/255 pages
A Rational Arrangement
Rowyn Ashby
Progress: 89/537 pages
FREE: Locke & Key
Tatiana Maslany, Audible Studios, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez, Kate Mulgrew, Haley Joel Osment, Full Cast
Progress: 91/806 minutes

Reading progress update: I've read 112 out of 191 pages.

Hospital Station - James White

"Oh, well, misogyny is an allowable neurosis," O'Mara had replied, then had gone on to discuss the new assistant.


1) Conway feeling like he doesn't have time for flirting with or dating human women doesn't automatically equal misogyny.


2) Hospital staff not being able to work with certain alien species means they'd get transferred away from Sector General, because even unconscious biases would be a problem, but "misogyny is an allowable neurosis"? O'Mara, no.


I really do like this series overall, but stuff like this sucks. I felt the same way during the "women can't be Diagnosticians" bit, and apparently I'm not the only one, because related fix fic exists.




The next story features the first appearance of Dr. Prilicla, so I'm looking forward to that.