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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

An Extraordinary Union
Alyssa Cole
Progress: 108/258 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 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.