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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Who?
Algis Budrys
Alliance In Blood
Ariel Tachna
Progress: 86/210 pages
To Say Nothing of the Dog: Or How We Found the Bishop's Bird Stump at Last
Connie Willis, Recorded Books LLC, Steven Crossley
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
Fluency
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages

Reading progress update: I've listened 105 out of 463 minutes.

Mars Rover Curiosity: An Inside Account from Curiosity's Chief Engineer - Rob Manning, Inc. Blackstone Audio,  Inc., William L. Simon, Bronson Pinchot

I've decided to switch to this audiobook for a while. The bit I'm at right now is covering the difficulties involved in figuring out how to land a larger rover, so this pic is really helpful for context:

 

Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech - more pictures here

 

That's the flight spare for Sojourner (1997) in front, a test rover version of Spirit and Opportunity (2004) on the left, and a test rover the same size as Curiosity (2012) on the right.