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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

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 191 out of 191 pages.

Hospital Station - James White

Hopefully I'll write a full review soon (although I still haven't written one for Illuminae...).

 

The first and last stories were the best.

 

During the fourth story, I realized that White has a tendency to present problems with a psychological basis as something patients can get over just by really wanting to do so, or by having the proper motivation to do so. In fact, Conway absolutely relied on this in the fourth story - it was his justification for doing something incredibly cruel to a visitor. This bugged me.

 

The editing was terrible. There was Dr. Mannon and his symbolic relationship and symbiotic reassuringly, at one point Conway talkeed (134), and later he thought "And their speaks a true friend" (180). Plus a few more typos I haven't listed.